Fintech veteran and entrepreneur Daniel Akiva has joined Cloudvirga, a provider of point-of-sale (POS) mortgage technology, as chief technology officer.
Akiva has more than 20 years of experience developing elite engineering teams that deliver enterprise-class software for some of the world’s largest companies.
Previously, Akiva was with loanDepot, where he was senior vice president of consumer lending technology. There, he provided architectural vision and guidance, which led to the adoption of a microservice-based strategy and the release of the first loanDepot mobile app and enterprise CRM.
Before lonaDepot, he was a co-founder and CTO of HomDNA and held senior leadership positions at Rapid7 and Borland. Akiva received his B.S. in computer science from the University of Southern California.
In addition to driving technology strategy for Cloudvirga, Akiva is charged with growing the engineering team. Cloudvirga plans to tap into the rich Orange County, Calif., talent pool by adding almost 50 new technical positions. The company previously hired 50 new employees last summer, bringing its global headcount to over 150.
“Today’s loan officers need a time-saving solution that helps them structure more deals, at a lower cost, in less time,” Akiva says. “Cloudvirga offers a dynamic platform and intuitive user experience that sets a new standard for mortgage technology in the digital age. I’m excited to help loan officers reduce loan costs, shorten time to close and create a better experience for their customers.”