JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – June 14, 2022 – Black Knight Inc. (NYSE:BKI) announced that Erin Wester, director of Data and Integration Services for Optimal Blue, a division of Black Knight, has been chosen by HousingWire’s editorial staff as a 2022 HousingWire Rising Star. The annual list recognizes proven leaders who are 40 years of age and younger who are employed full-time in a business role primarily engaged in some aspect of the U.S. housing economy, such as lending, servicing, investments or real estate.
“Every year, HousingWire recognizes young professionals who are helping to move the housing market forward,” said Scott Happ, president of Optimal Blue. “Erin was one of just 50 men and women to make the cut onto the prestigious HousingWire Rising Star list. We couldn’t be prouder of Erin’s many accomplishments and all she’s done to make Optimal Blue a driving force in the secondary marketing industry.”
Wester has an impressive range of technical skills, and she has spearheaded numerous application programming interfaces (APIs) that are leveraged millions of times each month by those in the mortgage industry. Her support of Optimal Blue’s API-first strategy has led to the creation of a complete API library that digitally connects hundreds of clients and 70 industry vendors to integrate accurate loan pricing into a lender mortgage technology stack, which increases pricing transparency and drives efficiency.
In addition, Wester manages the Optimal Blue Client Integration Team, which has supported the direct integration of Optimal Blue’s leading secondary marketing capabilities with major loan origination systems in the mortgage industry. Through her efforts, Wester is helping mortgage companies deploy the latest innovations in technology to improve operational efficiencies, grow their bottom lines and achieve their organizational goals.
“I’m deeply honored by this recognition from HousingWire and will continue to do my best to make advances in the mortgage industry to benefit my company, our clients and borrowers,” said Wester. “This award is shared by my team and colleagues, who are such important contributors to the accomplishments that earned my place on this list. I’m so grateful for their knowledge, ideas and commitment that help me keep learning and growing.”
About Black Knight
Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI) is an award-winning software, data and analytics company that drives innovation in the mortgage lending and servicing and real estate industries, as well as the capital and secondary markets. Businesses leverage our robust, integrated solutions across the entire homeownership life cycle to help retain existing customers, gain new customers, mitigate risk and operate more effectively.
Our clients rely on our proven, comprehensive, scalable products and our unwavering commitment to delivering superior client support to achieve their strategic goals and better serving their customers. For more information on Black Knight, please visit www.blackknightinc.com.