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FirstClose Hires John Park as Director of Business Development

Austin, Texas, August 3, 2017 – FirstClose, a provider of end-to-end technology solutions for refinance and home equity lenders nationwide, today announced the addition of John Park as director of business development.

In this role, John is responsible for driving adoption, client communication and product development at FirstClose. John began a relationship with FirstClose while he was serving as vice president of consumer lending for Pittsburgh, PA-based Dollar Bank. He worked with FirstClose and other vendors to help automate various aspects of lending services.

With over 25 years of experience in the mortgage finance industry, John’s skills include managing consumer lending operations and securing computer systems to automate entire lending departments.

“Our relationship with John has always been positive, and we have been impressed with his extensive knowledge of the industry and the strong network of relationships he has cultivated over time,” said Tedd Smith, co-founder and chief executive officer of FirstClose. “His expertise will enable us to continue delivering outstanding results to our financial institution partners.”

John graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration from Youngstown State University.

About FirstClose

Headquartered in Austin, Texas FirstClose provides end-to-end technology solutions to refinance and home equity lenders nationwide, as well as a vendor management system that eliminates duplicate data entry. The company’s flagship product, the FirstClose Report, is the first, comprehensive refinance and home equity loan solution with capabilities to deliver title, flood, valuation and other important data elements in one report. For more information, visit

Client | The FirstClose Report will enable us to work more efficiently and effectively, which ultimately benefits our members — helping to improve their experience.

Angie Hernandez, SVP, Retail Credit Administration, Tech CU