NEXT Announces FirstClose Top Executive Hires

by NEXT | Mar 10, 2022

FirstClose has named to industry veterans to top executive posts. Kathy Mantych has been appointed senior vice-president of FirstClose. Pat Carney has been appointed chief technology officer for FirstClose, Inc.

Mantych oversees the sales unit, including direct sales, client success, and business development. She has over 30 years of comprehensive background and experience in the mortgage banking and financial industry in multiple capacities that span the sales spectrum in technology and complex sales environments. [Read more…]

Progress in Lending Announces The Most Powerful Women in Fintech

   PROGRESS In Lending

In today’s hyper-connected world, organizations must constantly evolve to offer quick, convenient, and reliable service. The financial services industry is no exception. The rise of Innovative FinTech is a perfect example of how this new reality is reshaping the way we think. And women are playing a pivotal role. These women are not just influencers, they are leading the way. As such for the fourth year, PROGRESS in Lending is honoring The Most Powerful Women in FinTech today. Here are the Top 35 women that are reshaping Financial Services FinTech today. [Read more…]

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FirstClose Expands Leadership Team with Pat Carney, Kathy Mantych

FirstClose Inc., Austin, Texas, expanded its leadership team with Pat Carney as Chief Technology Officer and Kathy Mantych as Senior Vice President.

Carney brings more than two decades of industry experience formulating strategies and developing innovative products for the Real Estate and Title Industries. He is responsible for identifying, prioritizing opportunities and driving innovation, as well as overseeing the strategy behind the company’s technology and industry partnerships and will look holistically at the customer and agent experience based on heightened needs and expectations. [Read more…]

Progress in Lending News: FirstClose Expands Leadership Team to Drive Innovation and Customer Success

FirstClose, Inc., a Fintech provider of lending solutions for mortgage bankers and home equity/HELOC lenders nationwide, announces new executive appointments in technology, revenue generation, and customer success as the demand for FirstClose products and services skyrocket. With these hires, FirstClose deepens the tech firm’s industry experience and adds expertise to an executive team that elevates the borrower experience from Hello to Funded for their lender partners. [Read more…]

FirstClose Among the 2022 HousingWire TECH100 Mortgage Honorees


The 2022 TECH100 Mortgage list of honorees spotlights the innovators that are making the housing sector better and more sustainable by increasing efficiency, improving borrower experience and bringing elasticity to mortgage origination and servicing processes. 

These organizations were measured based on each company’s key technology, quantifiable metrics and client impact. As you look through this year’s list of honorees, it becomes increasingly clear that the real winners in today’s housing economy have latched onto the concept of sustaining innovation. These are the companies and solutions demonstrate a new era of innovators that understand the dynamics of the housing industry. [Read more…]