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FirstClose Taps Joe Dahleen as SVP of Strategy, Sales


AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FirstClose, a leading provider of technology solutions for mortgage lenders nationwide, has tapped Joe Dahleen as the company’s SVP of strategy and sales. He will be responsible for working with the company’s enterprise sales and product development.

“We are excited to have Joe join our team with his depth of industry experience,” said Tim Smith, CRO and co-founder of FirstClose. “Our growth as a company directly correlates to how we present our technology and build relationships and Joe will help us continue to excel in both those areas.”

Dahleen is a 25-year veteran of the mortgage industry and has specialized in executive management, FinTech and strategic marketing. He has experience in loan production, quality control procedures and secondary marketing. Dahleen is a strong advocate of technology and an expert in leveraging the latest technology and automation to aid in the success of his efforts. Most recently, he was executive vice president and chief strategy officer for MortgageHippo, Inc. and prior to that, he has held executive level positions for banks, Thrift and Loans, Wall Street firms and independent mortgage banking companies.

“I have a passion for making improvements in the way we do business in the mortgage industry, be it operations or deploying innovative technology,” Dahleen said. “FirstClose has the experience and the resources to make innovative changes and it is a privilege to join a team that is uniquely qualified in deploying PropTech and FinTech into a seamless solution.”

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