Harry A. Gardner, a former executive of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and long-time leader of the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO), has joined mortgage technology firm Ellie Mae as vice president of strategies.
Over his 20-plus-year career, Gardner has held a variety of management, technology and systems design positions at leading internet, computer and electronics companies. Most recently, he was president of SigniaDocs Inc., a provider of legally compliant loan documents and e-mortgage technology.
Prior to SigniaDocs, he was the vice president of industry technology for the MBA. In this role, he was responsible for the operation of the MBA's technology committees; managing industry task forces on e-mortgage adoption, enterprise data management and information security and the management of mortgage industry special projects and task forces, such as the Fraud Prevention Database project and the National eNote Registry Task Force.
Gardner has also held various leadership roles at MISMO, including president and chair of its residential governance committee. He is currently a member of the organization's board of directors.
In his new role, Gardner will be responsible for leading Ellie Mae's strategy and execution around e-mortgage and e-closing capabilities. Working with industry leaders and internal Ellie Mae product and technical teams, he will develop new strategies on data governance, transfer and delivery of electronic data and images and various other e-delivery initiatives.
Gardner will report directly to Joe Tyrrell, senior vice president of corporate strategy.
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