LenderClose Grows From Four to 25 Employees in Under 15 Months


Matthew Brown, Phyllis Nelson and Jessica Wilson recently joined fast-growing mortgage technology firm LenderClose as software engineers.

In addition, Martin Pohlmeier has joined the company as a sales representative and Whitney Goodman has joined as an executive assistant.

Also, Christen Jones and Benjamin Proffitt, both of whom joined the firm as sales development representatives in January, have been promoted to sales executives.

Brown has more than 15 years of experience solving complex technical problems in clinical settings. During his career in healthcare information technology, he led complex clinical application projects and created custom-coded solutions to address unique challenges in maintaining high-integrity clinical and laboratory testing.

In his new role with LenderClose, Brown will create software development practices that shorten the systems development lifecycle while delivering frequent features, fixes and updates in close alignment with client business objectives, the company says in a release.

Nelson has nearly 15 years of experience as a software developer. She most recently worked for Hach, a maker of analytical instruments for water quality testing. Prior to that, she worked for nine years as senior software specialist for Pioneer (now Corteva Agriscience) in Johnston and earlier as a programmer for Shazam and SourceCorp in Iowa.

In her new role with LenderClose, Nelson will work on new initiatives that expand the fintech’s product and service capabilities.

Wilson is a UNI graduate and programmer who has created modern, full-stack web applications to meet the end-to-end business needs of more than 400 companies. She most recently worked for IMT Computer Services in West Des Moines. Wilson is experienced in a variety of programming languages, as well as testing and debugging code on large projects. 

In her new position, Wilson will ensure LenderClose’s front-end design aligns with client expectations and will also support back-end development.

Pohlmeier previously worked for nearly 20 years as the simulcast and mutuel manager for Prairie Meadows, where he managed a department of more than 50 tellers and line supervisors.

He will help LenderClose develop sales leads and coordinate product demonstrations for credit unions and community banks looking to increase the digital capabilities of their lending teams.

Goodman has more than seven years of administrative and operations experience. She was most recently the administrative assistant for student services at the Drake University Law School. She also served as the executive assistant to the provost at Abilene Christian University and worked in various administrative and operations roles at Northwestern Mutual.

In her new executive assistant role, Goodman will support Ben Rempe, chief operating officer for LenderClose, and CEO Omar Jordan.

The firm reports that, with these five new hires, it has grown from four to 25 employees in under 15 months.

“This team is directly responsible for making sure our rapid technology development and new client growth is accompanied by the highest quality client care and attention,” says Rempe. “Our credit union and community bank clients rightly expect nothing less.”

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