Fintech Lab

Wednesday, September 25 | 9:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Subject-matter experts representing leading mortgage and tech companies will discuss the latest advances in financial technology and how these innovations are being implemented to streamline processes, increase transparency, and reduce costs across the financial services sector. Be part of the conversation and discover actionable solutions and processes for your organization.

Lab Director

Jennifer McGuinness
Co-Founder, Managing Partner
Strategic Venture Partners

Jennifer McGuinness brings over 20 years’ experience in mortgage, banking, asset management, servicing, securitization, and financial services to Strategic Venture Partners (SVP). Prior to founding SVP, she was Managing Partner of Lift Strategic Partners and Senior Vice President of Single Asset Lending for Colony American Finance, now known as CoreVest Finance, where she created the inaugural products, built, and oversaw retail and correspondent lending. Previously, she was Director and Head of Asset Management and Transaction Banking for both Premium Point Investments and WinWater Home Mortgage.

Exhibits &

The 2019 Five Star Conference

Fintech Agenda

9:00 A.M. – 9:05 A.M.

Lab Director Introduction

Jennifer McGuinness – Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Strategic Venture Partners

9:05 A.M. – 9:20 A.M.

A High-Tech Environment: Meeting Consumer Expectations

What comes first, form or function? What factors should you consider when aiming to deliver a digital experience that satisfies consumers and fulfills your organization’s needs? This presentation explores these important questions for a tech-driven lending environment.

Rick Sharga – President & CEO, CJ Patrick Company

9:20 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.

Digital Mortgages: The Future of Lending

With industry stakeholders becoming increasingly focused on building user-friendly experiences, what’s the next evolutionary step for digital mortgages? What are the impacts of a consumer-driven application system? How can your organization achieve the delicate balance between a high-tech environment and the all-important personal touch?

Ditrick Dunn – Co-Founder & Head of Business Development and Strategy, Strategic Venture Partners

Stephen Bulfer – Co-Founder & CEO, Stream Loan
Linda Odom – Partner, K&L Gates LLP
Allen Pollock – VP, Product Innovation, OpenClose
Rocky Stubbs – SVP, Head of Direct Lending, Flagstar Bank

10:00 A.M. – 10:40 A.M.

Better Business: Increasing Operational Transparency

The open, decentralized nature of blockchain technology offers unprecedented transparency for its user and is a natural extension of the regulatory topics that have been a focus for more than a decade. What does total transparency look like within mortgage and servicing?

Damien Weldon – Founder & President, The Molybdenum

Josh Freivogel – Head of Product, Blue Water Financial Technologies
Ben Hall – VP of Premium Title, Altisource
Ravi Singh – Chief Product and Technology Officer,

10:40 A.M. – 11:35 A.M.

Building With Blockchain: Leveraging Digital Ledger Tech

Blockchain is a popular industry buzzword, but the surrounding discussions are often far-reaching. This panel will discuss the more immediate applications of digital ledger technology, as well as its impact on lending and servicing operations.

Eric Lapin – First VP, Corporate Development, Old Republic Title

James E. Albertelli – CEO, ALAW
Selma Hepp – Chief Economist & VP Business Intelligence, Compass
Sandy Selman – Co-Founder, CryptoProperties LLC
Robert Zwink – CTO and Co-Founder, SafeChain Financial, Inc.

11:35 A.M. – 11:50 A.M.

Glass Half Full: The Upside of Fintech Regulation

Often seen as hindrance to businesses seeking to be fast, nimble, and efficient, the predictability of forward-looking compliance schemes can actually offer certainty to financial services clients and vendors alike. Even lacking precedent or extensive experience with fintech platforms, services, or products, there are meaningful benefits to be gained from knowing and playing by the rules as they are written.

Charles Horn – Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

11:50 A.M. – 12:25 P.M.

The Next Frontier: Adapting to the Realities of a Digital Future

There is little doubt that the mortgage industry will continue to evolve and embrace a digital future, but what will it take to get there? What benefits can we expect as a result of a shift into this digital landscape?

Jennifer McGuinness – Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Strategic Venture Partners

Isaac Cecil – CEO, Pre-Rec
Brian Faux – CEO, Morty
Florian Fischetti – Head of Product, EarnUp
John Paasonen – Co-Founder & CEO, Maxwell

12:25 P.M.

Closing Remarks

Jennifer McGuinness – Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Strategic Venture Partners

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