Mortgage technology company Gateless, which offers artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to companies operating in the mortgage space, announced the appointment of Joe Langner to serve as its inaugural president.
Langner brings more than 30 years of experience in executive positions at other mortgage technology and software companies, including previously serving as both an executive vice president and chief sales officer at Ellie Mae — a software platform that processes 35% of mortgage loans in the U.S.
While at Ellie Mae, Langner oversaw the execution of the company’s initial public offering (IPO) in 2011. Most recently, he served as chief executive officer of retail, wholesale and correspondent lender-centric cloud-based digital lending platform Blue Sage Solutions based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Langner most recently served as the president and CEO of reverse mortgage loan origination system (LOS) provider ReverseVision, but left the company shortly after it was acquired by Constellation Software.
“If you look at how much the loan process has changed over the past few decades, decision automation, especially in underwriting, is a key area where improvement is needed to drive efficiencies,” said Langner in a statement. “I’m thrilled to join the Gateless leadership team during a time when every major lender is thinking about how to streamline cost through AI products that focus on delivering greater accuracy, faster turnaround times and an improved customer experience.”
The focus Langner has placed on technology made him a natural fit to join Gateless, according to its Chairman Victor Ciardelli
“Joe’s impressive reputation for building high-performing tech companies makes him a perfect fit for our growing team,” said Ciardelli. “With his leadership, we’re confident Gateless will become the go-to technology solutions provider for the nation’s top mortgage lenders looking to improve the overall borrower experience.”
Ciardelli also serves as president and CEO of Guaranteed Rate, the traditional mortgage company based in Chicago, Ill. Gateless was included in HousingWire’s Tech100 Mortgage awards in 2021.