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About Black Knight, Inc.

About Black Knight, Inc.


Black Knight (NYSE:BKI) is a leading provider of integrated software, data and analytics solutions that facilitate and automate many of the business processes across the homeownership life cycle.

Black Knight is committed to being a premier business partner that clients rely on to achieve their strategic goals, realize greater success and better serve their customers by delivering best-in-class software, services and insights with a relentless commitment to excellence, innovation, integrity and leadership.

Learn more about our mission, awards and history.


To be the PREMIER PROVIDER of software, data and analytics, known for CLIENT FOCUS AND PRODUCT EXCELLENCE; and to deliver INNOVATIVE, seamlessly INTEGRATED solutions with URGENCY.


The Black Knight name was selected by Black Knight Chairman Emeritus Bill Foley to reflect the values of his alma mater, West Point. The Black Knight was renowned for his elite military skills, Code of Chivalry and sworn commitment to uphold the values of courage, justice, mercy, generosity, faith, nobility and hope.





Score of 100% on Corporate Equality Index


I Am a Healthy Start Employer, Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition

North America HR Team of the Year, HRO Today

HireVets Medallion Award, U.S. Department of Labor

HW Tech100, HousingWire

Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campagin

Top 25 Fintech Innovators, MReport

First Coast Healthiest Companies, First Coast Worksite Wellness Council

Bronze Level Workplace Health Achievement Index, American Heart Association

Military Spouse Employment Partnership, U.S. Department of Defense


HW TECH100, HousingWire

CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion

CSO50 Award, IDG


HW TECH100, HousingWire

Top 25 Companies to Work For, MReport

Military Spouse Employment Partnership, U.S. Department of Defense

FinTech Rankings, IDC Financial Insights


FinTech Rankings, IDC Financial Insights

FinTech Forward, American Banker and BAI

Best Places to Work in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Business Journal

Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve, U.S. Department of Defense


HW TECH100, HousingWire

America’s Best Midsize Employers, Forbes

Most Innovative Award, Jacksonville Business Journal

Best Start-up Offshore Development Centre Company, Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association


HW TECH100, HousingWire

Fintech Rankings, IDC Financial Insights

FinTech Forward, American Banker and BAI

Best for Real Estate Technology Solutions – Florida, Wealth and Finance International

Top Technology Service Providers – NE Florida, Jacksonville Business Journal


Ben Graboske, President, Data & Analytics

2021: HousingWire Vanguard Award, HousingWire

Julian Grey, Market Leader, Mortgage and Post-Mortgage, Black Knight Data & Analytics

2021: Mortgage Lending’s Women of Inspiration Award, National Mortgage Professional

Sandra Madigan, Digital Product Director

2021: Insiders Award, HousingWire 

Melissa Circelli, Chief Human Resources Officer

2021: Women of Influence-Florida’s First Coast, Jacksonville Business Journal

Sue Baker, VP, Product & Client Services

2021: Women of Influence, HousingWire

Andy Walden, Economist & Director of Market Research

2021: Rising Star Award, HousingWire

Rich Baker, Enterprise LMS Administrator 

2021: Florida LGBTQ+ Leadership Award, National Diversity Council

Ben Graboske, President, Data & Analytics

2021: Swanepoel Power 20, T3 60 Real Estate Almanac

Mark Ratica, Technology Strategy Manager, Servicing Technologies

2020: Service Member Patriotic Award

Rich Gagliano, President, Origination Technologies

2020: HousingWire Vanguard Award, HousingWire

Michelle Kersch, Chief Marketing Officer

2020: Women of Influence: Jacksonville Business Journal

Kirk Larsen, Chief Financial Officer

2016: Ultimate Chief Financial Officers: Jacksonville Business Journal

Shelley Leonard, Chief Product and Digital Officer

2019: Top 25 Industry Leaders and Influencers: MReport

2018: HousingWire Vanguard Award: HousingWire

Julian Grey, Mortgage Market Leader, Data & Analytics

2017: Women of Influence: HousingWire

2016: Top Women in Housing: MReport

Anna Malone, Compliance Director

2017: 40 Under 40: Jacksonville Business Journal

Tom Sanzone, former CEO

2016: Executive of the Year: CEO World; Entrepreneur of the Year: EY; MPA Hot 100: Mortgage Professional America

2015: HousingWire Vanguard Award: HousingWire; Ultimate CEO: Jacksonville Business Journal

Tom Peterson, former President, Lending Solutions

2015: Veterans of Influence: Jacksonville Business Journal

Dan Sogorka, former President, RealEC Technologies

2016: Innovation Award: October Research

Jerry Halbrook, former President, Origination Technologies

2016: Executive of the Year: CEO World


2017: Clareity Customer Satisfaction Award, Paragon MLS​: Clareity Consulting

2016: Clareity Customer Satisfaction Award, Paragon MLS​: Clareity Consulting

2015: Best-in-Class Loan Servicing Technology, MSP®: CEB TowerGroup; Clareity Customer Satisfaction Award, Paragon MLS​: Clareity Consulting



  • 2016 Management Team of the Year: Executive Management Team





1962   Black Knight’s earliest predecessor company, Computing and Statistical Services, is founded in Jacksonville, Fla.​
1969   Computing and Statistical Services incorporates under its new name: Computer Power Inc. (CPI). Its primary offering is a powerful loan servicing technology platform called the Mortgage Servicing Package (MSP).
1992   ALLTEL Corporation purchases CPI, which becomes a part of ALLTEL Information Services. ALLTEL Information Services’ financial services division provides technology applications for mortgage, banking and other financial services.
2002   ALLTEL Information Services acquires Eastern Software and renames the loan origination technology solution Empower.
2003   Fidelity National Financial (FNF), the nation’s largest title insurance company, purchases ALLTEL Information Services to expand its breadth of services. FNF renames its newly acquired mortgage and financial services technology division Fidelity Information Systems (FIS), and relocates FNF’s headquarters from Santa Barbara, Calif. to Jacksonville, Fla.
2006   FNF purchases Certegy to expand its FIS division into check, credit and debit processing. FNF renames the combined FIS-Certegy division Fidelity National Information Services (FNIS) and spins it off into a separate publicly traded company (NYSE: FIS). FIS is named to the S&P 500 and recognized as the nation’s #1 bank technology company.
2008   The mortgage processing and services portion of FIS is spun off into a separate publicly traded company named Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE: LPS). LPS acquires McDash Analytics, which offers access to one of the largest loan-level databases of mortgage assets for benchmarking and analysis. McDash becomes part of LPS’ new Applied Analytics division.

LPS accomplishes the largest loan conversion in history after successfully converting 5 million loans for Chase Home Mortgage from Chase’s previous servicing system to LPS’ MSP platform.

LPS is named to the Fortune 1000, and is ranked #9 on the FinTech 100 list of top financial services technology providers.

LPS is recognized as one of Northeast Florida’s Best Places to Work.

2010   LPS is named to Bloomberg/Business Week’s Top 100 Tech Companies in the U.S.
2011   LPS is ranked #7 on the FinTech 100 list of top financial services technology providers.

LPS is ranked #877 on the Fortune 1000 list.

LPS is honored with the State of Florida’s 2012 Governor’s Innovators in Business Award.


LPS named #11 on the FinTech 100’s top financial technology providers for fiscal year 2012.

Mortgage Executive Magazine selects LPS as one of the Top 50 Mortgage Service Providers in America.


LPS is acquired by Fidelity National Financial on Jan. 2, 2014, and renamed Black Knight Financial Services.

In May, Black Knight is named to the list of Top 50 Mortgage Service Providers by Mortgage Technology magazine.

Black Knight is named by HousingWire as a Compliance All-Star

In Oct., Black Knight is named to the FinTech 100 list of the world’s leading providers of technology to the financial services industry.


Black Knight is named to HousingWire’s 2015 HW Tech 100, a list of the housing industry’s most innovative technology companies.

Black Knight’s MSP servicing platform is the only system to achieve the highest ranking in all four “Best-in-Class” categories in a CEB TowerGroup survey of nine leading loan servicing systems.

Black Knight begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “BKFS” after a highly successful initial public offering.

The senior management team rings The Opening Bell® of the NYSE on Wall Street to mark the occasion.

Black Knight’s management team is presented a Gold Stevie Award by the American Business Awards for Management Team of the Year – Business Products or Services Industries category.


In May, Black Knight acquires eLynx, a leading provider of lending document and data delivery solutions, including eSign, eClose and eDelivery capabilities.

President and CEO Tom Sanzone is presented with the EY Entrepreneur of the Year – Florida Award for the Technology category.

In June, Black Knight acquires Motivity Solutions, a leading provider of customized mortgage business intelligence analytics that becomes part of Black Knight’s Origination Technologies division.

Forbes recognizes Black Knight as one of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.


Black Knight is recognized by the Jacksonville Business Journal as one of Northeast Florida’s Best Places to Work.

Black Knight was presented an Above and Beyond Award by the U.S. Department of Defense ESGR Program.

In July, Black Knight Successfully converts more than 1 million home equity and private banking loans to the MSP servicing system for JPMorgan Chase.

On Oct. 2, FNF’s spin-off transaction of Black Knight is completed. As a newly independent company, Black Knight, Inc. begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “BKI.”

In November, Black Knight announces that Ocwen Loan Servicing signs a seven-year contract for MSP to service residential mortgages, and home equity loans and lines of credit.


In January, Black Knight announces that CitiMortgage will implement Black Knight’s origination solutions, including the Empower loan origination system.

April 2018, Anthony Jabbour is named Chief Executive Officer.

On June 4, Black Knight acquires HeavyWater, a provider of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to the financial services industry, to help clients enhance efficiency, improve accuracy and mitigate risk through AI/ML technology.

Black Knight acquires Ernst Publishing Co., a leading provider of technology and closing cost data for the real estate and home finance industries.


Black Knight appoints Pete Carrara as Chief Information Officer.

In August, Black Knight and Docutech announce strategic alliance.

Black Knight’s CEO Anthony Jabbour joins CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

Black Knight acquires Compass Analytics, a leading provider of secondary market capabilities.