Amitha Rao has been promoted to assistant vice president for client systems and data analytics at mortgage field services company Safeguard Properties.
Rao has been with Safeguard since 2002 and has been instrumental in designing and managing the company's enterprise data warehouse system, consistently exceeding the expectations of clients and internal users. Under Rao's direction, Safeguard broke new ground by applying geospatial technologies to analyze the spatial footprint of the mortgage industry and develop effective solutions to critical problems.
Prior to joining Safeguard, Rao worked as a principal consultant in Boston for various clients in the research and development, bioinformatics and life sciences industries. As a bioinformatics consultant, she is proud to have worked on various proteomics and genomics projects including the Human Genome Project.
In her new role, Rao leads data architecture and governance for all systems, with the goal of creating a consistent and reliable information management platform. She works closely with the service lines to define key performance indicators and deploy dashboards to help Safeguard identify opportunities for continuous improvement, in addition to working with clients to provide information that helps meet business objectives.
In addition, Rick Moran has been promoted to assistant vice president of application architecture.
Moran has been with Safeguard since 2011. During that time, he has led the system upgrades necessary to support Safeguard's growth. In addition, his team has designed and implemented several innovative systems.
Prior to joining Safeguard, Moran was director of enterprise architecture at Revol Wireless, a privately held CDMA wireless provider in Ohio and Indiana, and operated his own consulting firm servicihng the manufacturing, telecommunications and energy sectors.
In his new role, Moran is responsible for evolving the Safeguard IT systems. He leads the design of Safeguard's enterprise application architecture. This includes Safeguard's real-time integration with other systems, vendors and clients; the future upgrade road map for systems; and standards designed to meet availability, security, performance and goals.