JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Dec. 3, 2018 – Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer Shelley Leonard of Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI), a leading provider of integrated software, data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries, was named one of HousingWire’s 2018 Vanguard Award winners.
This prestigious honor is given to executives in the housing finance industry for vital contributions to their respective companies and the dynamic ways they are shaping the industry.
Leonard is responsible for defining Black Knight’s product strategy and working to develop comprehensive roadmaps across product lines for the enterprise. Most recently, her skills and leadership were vital in the launch of Black Knight Servicing Digital, a powerful and innovative solution that helps mortgage servicers deepen customer relationships and increase retention. An interactive, mobile solution, Servicing Digital delivers detailed, timely and highly personalized information to customers about the value of their homes and how much wealth can be built from these real estate assets.
Leonard is also a committed leader and mentor to her fellow Black Knight employees. She hosts company-wide town hall events, leads educational sessions through the company’s Black Knight University (BKU) and is a founding member of Black Knight’s Women’s Internal Networking Group (WINGs), whose mission is to accelerate the leadership and success of women at Black Knight by providing them with invaluable resources and opportunities to become engaged. In the community, Leonard is involved with numerous professional and philanthropic organizations, including the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation (MWYF), an after-school youth development program in Jacksonville’s Urban Core.
“Shelley’s leadership qualities and ability to help develop user-friendly solutions for complex, technological challenges make her incredibly deserving of such an honor,” said Anthony Jabbour, CEO of Black Knight. “Her passion for educating and empowering members of our Black Knight family and members of the community further exemplify her skills as a leader and her commitment to always exceeding expectations.”
Winners of the annual award are carefully selected by HousingWire’s editorial board based on their accomplishments over the previous year.
“As the Vanguards award program continues to grow and to be more successful, the entry point gets tighter,” said HousingWire Editor-in-Chief Jacob Gaffney. “These winners are truly the best Vanguards in the mortgage finance industry, and they all deserve the highest honor in the space.”
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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 lifecycle.
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.