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FirstClose Promotes Chuck Bloodgood to Chief Information Officer

Austin, Texas, October 16, 2017 – FirstClose, a provider of technology solutions for mortgage lenders nationwide, today announced the promotion of Chuck Bloodgood from senior vice president of technology to chief information officer.

In this new role, Chuck oversees the people, processes and technology within FirstClose’s IT department to ensure they deliver outcomes that support the goals and objectives of the company. He plays a key leadership role in the strategic, technical and management initiatives that mitigate threats and drive business growth.

During his four years at FirstClose, Chuck has built a strong team of innovative IT professionals who are delivering new, leading-edge software systems to help rapidly grow the company into a nationally recognized provider of mortgage settlement services.

Chuck began his career at IBM, quickly rising to senior consultant and helping to automate the manufacturing operations of large industrial clients. He subsequently served as vice president of technology for an industrial equipment supplier, a startup and the first fully automated job connecting system.

“Chuck has been a critical asset to our team by adding a strategic, technical focus to company management,” said Tim Smith, co-founder and president of FirstClose. “We are looking forward to the contributions he will undoubtedly bring in his new role as he leverages technology and data to further improve the customer experience.”

Chuck earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Economics from Tulane University.

About FirstClose

Headquartered in Austin, Texas FirstClose provides technology solutions to mortgage lenders nationwide and serves as a middleware application that provides access to a host of national and local real estate service providers via the web or through direct integration into various loan origination systems. The FirstClose reporting suite is the first, comprehensive solution with capabilities to deliver title, flood, valuation and other important data elements in one report. For more information, visit

Client | We’re looking forward to working closely with FirstClose to provide the best service possible to our customers.

Bill Carey, Director of Consumer Finance, Flagstar Bank