*Two Vendors Add High-Level Execs*
**Tracking New Hires**
***When you’re in the fight of your life you don’t want a lightweight on your team, you want a champ. As a result we’re seeing both ISGN and DecisionReady add significant industry heft to their respective teams. First, ISGN has hired three key C-level executives for its executive leadership team, naming Amit Kothiyal as chief operating officer (COO), Paul Y. Imura as chief marketing officer (CMO) and Badri Narrayen as chief human resources officer (CHRO). Here’s why:
****“Our new hires for the senior executive team provide ISGN with key dynamic leadership to help scale our growth and profitability to the next level,” said Ritesh Idnani, ISGN’s chief executive officer. “They have successfully managed business units to multifold growth in revenues, market share and margins. ISGN’s new talented management team has a strong product development background, which has positioned ISGN to bring to market new solutions that enable lenders to manage mortgage market fluctuations more profitably. We welcome Amit, Paul and Badri to the ISGN family.”
****Kothiyal, the new COO, will be responsible for the global operations, new client implementations and quality functions to drive profitability and scalability at ISGN. He joins ISGN from Infosys BPO Ltd. where he most recently served as a business unit head in charge of one of the largest P&Ls with responsibility across sales, solutions and operations for a diverse portfolio of retail/consumer packaged goods, energy and utilities, telecom, media, healthcare and life sciences companies. Kothiyal has a decade of experience with Infosys in global outsourcing and prior to Infosys he worked with the HSBC group in India. He holds a bachelor’s degree in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a master’s degree in business administration from XRLI in Jamshedpur, India.
****As chief marketing officer, Imura will direct global marketing, brand creation and new product development for ISGN. He has an extensive background in mortgage finance having held senior positions with mortgage insurance companies for nearly 20 years, including Genworth Financial Corporation, United Guaranty Corporation and PMI Mortgage Insurance Company. Imura is a board member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America and most recently served as chief marketing and product development executive for Accenture Credit Services. Imura graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in economics and is six-sigma certified by GE’s Quality program.
****In the newly created position of chief human resources officer, Narrayen will direct the development of global human resources strategy at ISGN. He also will be responsible for all human resources matters at the top level of the company. Narrayen has extensive and multinational human resources and business experience, having worked for financial services, consumer products and building material companies in four countries. He is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and holds a master’s degree in personnel management and industrial relations.
****Also, DecisionReady, a provider of end-to-end compliance solutions for default servicing, has appointed Bill Garland as executive vice president, strategic relationships and business development. Garland is a seasoned mortgage executive with deep experience in operations, business development, and client relations. He most recently served as senior vice president of ISGN Lending Solutions, where he managed client relations and business development for IT services.
****Previously, Garland was senior vice president at Fiserv Lending Solutions. He created Fiserv’s home retention unit, and served as the subject matter expert for servicing-related products. Garland was also the major accounts manager of Remend, Inc. and served as senior vice president of Fidelity Hanson Quality, where he was responsible for managing relationships with capital market clients. Earlier in his career, Garland was the president of Fairbanks Capital, which was the largest third party servicer of subprime loans.
****“Bill Garland brings a wealth of experience in the mortgage servicing business to Decision Ready, particularly in the area of strategic relationships,” says Ravi Ramanathan, founder and CEO of Decision Ready. “His knowledge and technical acumen will help Decision Ready expand our default servicing solutions and branch out into other offerings on the origination side,” Ramanathan says.