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FirstClose Hires Pat Downing as Chief Technical Officer


Austin, Texas, October 3, 2018 – FirstClose, a leading provider of technology solutions for mortgage lenders nationwide, today announced the addition of Pat Downing as chief technical officer (CTO).

Pat is responsible for overseeing the development of all technical efforts at FirstClose. Previously the CTO of Austin, Texas-based Mozido, a global mobile financial services company, Pat is skilled in overseeing IT operations, customer success and software engineering, and customer support services.

In addition to his 20 years of experience in technology operations, infrastructure, development and customer support, Pat is also accomplished in global team building, budget creation and management, technology and business process improvement, and technology-to-business goal alignment.

“With his wide range of experience in IT work and CTO responsibilities, there is no doubt that Pat will be a great asset to FirstClose as we continue to perfect existing, and develop new, technology solutions for the mortgage industry,” said Tedd Smith, co-founder and chief executive officer of FirstClose.

Client | We experienced cost savings not only with product order placement, but also with the total cost of doing business. Not to mention, the reduction in closing time itself has also been a very significant area of savings.

Mike McNabb, VP of Consumer Lending, Langley FCU