Black Knight’s Craig Rebmann Named by HousingWire as a 2022 Insiders Award Winner for Leading Efforts Toward Digital Mortgage Experience
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Sept. 6, 2022 – Today, Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI) announced that Craig Rebmann has been chosen by HousingWire as a 2022 Insiders Award winner. In his role as product director for Black Knight’s Origination Technologies division, Rebmann leverages his significant, in-depth knowledge and experience in mortgages and technology to lead Black Knight’s development of the next generation of correspondent capabilities that help lenders advance their operations, reduce costs and move toward a more digital mortgage experience.
For its annual list of Insiders Award winners, HousingWire selects individuals who serve their companies in outstanding ways, whether through operations, product development, hiring, marketing or process efficiency. HousingWire, one of the nation’s most influential sources of news and information on housing and mortgage lending, chose 50 professionals out of hundreds of applicants for this prestigious recognition.
One of Rebmann’s most recent major accomplishments includes leading the development and integration of correspondent lending capabilities within Empower, Black Knight’s end-to-end, digital loan origination system (LOS) that originates multiple loan types on a single platform. Enhancing the LOS to also support correspondent loans – which most lenders manage on a separate loan platform – was a massive undertaking that took Rebmann and his team years of planning, coding, integration and testing. As part of this integration, the Black Knight team incorporated what is believed to be the industry’s first exception-based loan processing workflow using artificial intelligence and a sophisticated rules set to further streamline the loan process.
“Craig is an operational rock star, whose in-depth industry knowledge and unwavering commitment to technology advancements are taking Black Knight and our lender clients to new heights of success,” said Rich Gagliano, president, Black Knight Origination Technologies. “With correspondent capabilities added to Empower, Craig and his team are helping lenders take advantage of even more operational efficiencies, support evolving compliance and regulatory changes, and advance the lending process for a better borrower experience.”
To further support our clients’ correspondent lending channels, Rebmann also led Black Knight’s effort to develop Seller Digital, a cloud-based platform that uses artificial intelligence and decisioning capabilities to help correspondent lenders easily originate and sell loans. Seller Digital delivers a simple, easy-to-navigate user experience, with advanced functionality that helps lenders track commitment pipelines, manage conditions and validate pricing to register and lock Best Efforts loans, and allocate Mandatory loans to commitments. The intuitive, streamlined platform is fully integrated with both the Empower LOS for task-driven, exception-based processing and process automation, and with Black Knight’s leading product, pricing and eligibility engine for systematic loan pricing updates and validation. Seller Digital also uses Black Knight’s artificial intelligence solution to automate data and document collection processes, including assessing the completeness of the loan package when sellers upload required documents and setting conditions when information is missing.
“I’m honored that HousingWire recognized how our efforts are helping correspondent lenders use our technology to improve their operations, drive growth and advance the lending process for a better borrower experience,” Rebmann said. “Developing these capabilities was an incredible team, and everyone at Black Knight who was involved, as well as the clients that participated, share in this recognition.”
Rebmann’s Insiders profile is featured in the September 2022 edition of HousingWire and on HousingWire.com.
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 serve their customers. For more information on Black Knight, please visit www.blackknightinc.com.