JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – July 8, 2019 – Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI), a leading provider of integrated software, data and analytics solutions to the mortgage and consumer loan, real estate and capital markets verticals, is proud to announce that Dan Kenshalo, vice president of Data Science, has been selected as a 2019 Rising Star by HousingWire. He is responsible for building Black Knight’s data science practice and technical aspects of new data science products, with a focus on machine learning, big data, research and analysis.
For its annual list of Rising Stars, HousingWire selects the housing economy’s best young leaders – 40 years of age or younger – who are making a significant impact on the industry and their businesses. HousingWire, one of the nation’s most influential sources of news and information on housing and mortgage lending, chose 51 professionals out of hundreds of applicants for this prestigious recognition.
Dan’s invaluable leadership was key to the development of Black Knight’s industry-shifting Rapid Analytics Platform (RAP). RAP is a unique, cloud-based virtual analytics laboratory that transforms the way mortgage industry and capital markets professionals work with big data and analytics by providing a single, cutting-edge workspace to source data, execute queries and train machine-learning models. This innovative platform, which offers exponentially more power than most organizations have in-house, delivers faster insights that help companies identify new revenue opportunities, enhance performance, reduce risk and develop data-driven strategies.
“As a big data incubator, there is simply nothing else like RAP on the market – particularly for those who focus on housing-related assets – and Dan’s visionary, hands-on leadership helped Black Knight bring this incredible platform to fruition,” said Ben Graboske, president, Black Knight Data & Analytics. “With his dual focus on both innovation and the voice of the customer, Dan is helping our company drive transforming solutions that are meeting actual, current client needs.”
To help educate and inform Black Knight’s nearly 5,000 employees about data science and machine learning, Dan produces an internal Data Science blog and has also hosted Black Knight University sessions on the topic. He is also an active member of the Newport-Irvine Rotary Club, an organization made up of business, professional and civic leaders with a passion to perform community and international service.
“I’m grateful to HousingWire for this recognition, which helps reinforce the deep importance that fast, accessible data and analytics contribute to the mortgage industry,” Kenshalo said. “Most importantly, there were a considerable number of people involved in launching RAP, and I consider this an honor shared by the entire team.”
About Black Knight
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.
As a leading fintech, 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. For more information on Black Knight, please visit www.blackknightinc.com.