SimpleNexus, a Lehi-based developer of a digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, has announced the appointment of Cathleen Schreiner Gates, a member of the company’s board of directors, as company president.

Schreiner Gates is a career technologist who for the past 35 years has played a prominent role helping early-stage and global software organizations drive growth. She joined SimpleNexus in April when she was appointed to the board. Previously, she served as executive vice president of sales and marketing at cloud-based mortgage technology provider Ellie Mae. She is also founder and CEO of independent consulting firm Trifecta.

“Cathleen’s wealth of experience successfully scaling innovative software companies to new heights makes her an invaluable addition to the SimpleNexus senior leadership team,” said SimpleNexus founder and CEO Matt Hansen. “She will play an important role helping us deliver increased value to our customers and expanding SimpleNexus’ market footprint.”

“Helping emerging companies grow into their full potential has been a career-long passion of mine. I am thrilled to join SimpleNexus as president, because I truly believe the company’s vision is one whose time has come,” said Schreiner Gates. “I look forward to helping SimpleNexus transform the mortgage technology landscape with its innovative, from-anywhere digital mortgage platform.”

Schreiner Gates was named a Powerhouse award honoree by NEXT Mortgage Events. HousingWire magazine gave her its Vanguard and Women of Influence award and Mortgage Professional America named her an Elite Woman in Mortgage. She has also been recognized by the Sales Lead Management Association as one of the 2020 Women Leaders in Business.

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