CreditXpert was founded over 20 years ago with a vision of helping to make the dream of homeownership accessible and affordable for all.
Our Big Idea
Make mortgage credit scores transparent and actionable by lenders and their borrowers. Understanding credit, and what drives a score, ensures borrowers are “credit-ready” when they find their new home.
We pioneered the idea that credit scores shouldn’t just happen to people. Borrowers have a right to understand the significant impact their score has on what is likely the biggest transaction of their lives. More importantly, we want to empower borrowers to improve their score and secure the best rates and terms. Homeownership, to us, is serious business.
CreditXpert works with the top lenders in the country to put credit first, at the time of origination. Our AI-driven analytics answer complex credit score questions for all borrowers, regardless of credit score. The suggestions made by our technology lead to real, lasting credit score improvement. Borrowers save money by securing better rates and terms. Lenders are able to offer a differentiated service and improve their profitability by increasing the percentage of loans that make it to the closing table. Everyone wins.
Jim Hemmer, CEO
Jim joined CreditXpert in 2020 with a proven track record in building businesses that drive value for customers, employees, and shareholders. His goals at CreditXpert are first and foremost to further the mission of helping families realize their dream by making homeownership affordable and accessible for all and to expand the impact CreditXpert can have by building new capabilities for mortgage loan originators and credit experts to assist borrowers.
Renata joined CreditXpert in 2020 with over 20 years of experience in product management and operations leadership in fintech, media and travel industries. She works to align the strategic direction and product roadmap based on customer needs in delivery of new or enhanced product solutions.
Renata is focused on building a team of product leaders with the skills needed to support and expand our products well into the future. She sees CreditXpert as a key contributor to economic growth and champion for the communities we serve.
Mike Darne, VP of Marketing
Mike joined CreditXpert in early 2021 with over 20 years of brand and marketing leadership experience at companies like Marriott, Capital One and Sallie Mae. He also spent several years leading growth marketing for early and late-stage tech companies.
Mike is excited about the impact that credit transparency will have on millions of existing and prospective homeowners.
Randy Leeder, CFO
Randy joined CreditXpert in late 2020 after 10 years in the consulting world working with middle market companies on various engagements including M&A transactions, reengineering and process improvement and general part-time CFO roles. Randy started his career working in public accounting and then moved to industry working as in the CFO and COO role in companies ranging from startups to international companies working in Canada, Europe, and China with revenues over $2 billion.
Randy is enthusiastic to work with CreditXpert during this growth stage by blending his data-driven approach to optimize results - not only for the company but for lenders and homebuyers.
Matt Hydrew, VP of Sales & Client Success
Matt has worked for over 16 years to digitize the mortgage process with supporting technologies. He now leads CreditXpert efforts to maximize client success and ensure even more lenders can help more borrowers and increase profitability with our software.
Matt sees the potential for borrowers gaining more insights and transparency on their credit score and lenders having better tools to help borrowers get approved. It truly is a win-win for all involved when his sales and client success team can demonstrate how CreditXpert tools have a unique and lasting impact for all involved in mortgage lending.
Jennifer Sides, Chief Legal Counsel
Jennifer joins CreditXpert from B2 Equity Holdings, where she served as CEO & Chief Legal Officer. In addition to her role at B2 Equity Holdings, she led Pipeline ROI (a portfolio company of B2) as CEO & Chief Legal Officer. Prior, Jennifer directed all legal and business matters, and created and executed company strategy as EVP & General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer at a la mode; ultimately leading to the successful exit to CoreLogic as well as Mercury Network, where she led the company to a successful exit to Serent Capital. Jennifer began her career as co-owner and co-founder of S&S Telecommunications before moving on to working with NMHC and McKee Nelson, LLP as an attorney.
Jennifer earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Florida and her Master’s Degree from the University of New Hampshire. Additionally, Jennifer received her J.D. from the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law and is admitted to practice law in the state of Massachusetts. She is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the International Association of Privacy Professionals and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Norwood School in Bethesda, Maryland.
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