Mortgage Builder Software®, an Altisource® business unit, is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan and we have been providing industry-leading loan origination software (LOS) to mortgage banks, community banks, credit unions and other financial institutions for more than 15 years. We are proud to have the highest customer retention rate in the industry due to exceptional service and support – our first customer is still a customer over 15 years later.
Mortgage Builder has been named by Mortgage Technology Magazine as one of the industry’s Top 50 Service Providers for the fourth consecutive year, and twice was the winner of the magazine’s Help Desk Award for outstanding customer service. Mortgage Professional America named Mortgage Builder employees to their “Elite Women in Mortgage” list in 2014 and 2015.
In September 2014, the Mortgage Builder business was acquired by Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. (NASDAQ: ASPS) Altisource is a premier marketplace and transaction solutions provider for the real estate, mortgage and consumer debt industries offering both distribution and content. Altisource was named the 20th fastest growing global company by Fortune for 2013. Additional information is available at www.Altisource.com.
Alex Harwitz, General Manager
Alex brings more than 20 years of experience in product management and strategy. Prior to joining Altisource, Alex was SVP, Products at Enservio, where he managed Enservo’s portfolio of technology and services products. Prior to Enservio, Alex led the definition and launch of an online video platform for Maven Networks (acquired by Yahoo!), was a product manager at Groove Networks, and a Principal at Oliver Wyman. Alex holds a BA in Political Science from Brown University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.
Liz Fafette, VP of Operations
As Vice President of Operations, Liz heads up product development and the customer support department, working closely with clients and Mortgage Builder’s programmers on customizations and innovations for future development, as well as client relationships and training. She joined Mortgage Builder in 1997 from a Michigan regional mortgage banker, where she was in charge of secondary marketing. Prior, she ran operations for a mortgage banking firm.
Melissa Kozicki, Director of Compliance
Melissa has 20 years of experience in the mortgage banking industry, specializing in operations and compliance. Melissa has created federal compliance content for NMLS certified continuing education courses, and has over eight years of software development and testing experience. She has held many industry association positions, including Education Committee Chair for the Michigan Mortgage Broker Association.
Brian Abbott, Director of Strategic Initiatives
Brian brings more than 16 years of mortgage strategy and technology experience to Mortgage Builder. He manages the Strategic Partnerships program, and prior to joining Mortgage Builder he was VP, Strategy & Operations at AME Financial and held key leadership roles at several mortgage start-ups. He has originated over $500 million in residential mortgage transactions over his career.
Jon Rutila, Director of Sales and Marketing
Jon has more than 20 years of experience in Mortgage Banking Sales and Marketing and has been part of the Altisource family since 2013, previously serving as National Sales Director for Wholesale One and Regional Director at Lender’s One. Prior to joining Altisource, Jon served in senior management roles with various firms including Aurora Bank, First American Title and CitiMortgage. Jon earned the Certified Mortgage Banker designation from the Mortgage Bankers Association and is a graduate of Michigan State University.