Dan Kellett Named CTO Of FirstClose

Dan Kellett has been named Chief Technology Officer of the data and workflow solutions company FirstClose.

In his new position, Kellett will oversee FirstClose’s technology and strategy regarding applications, data, cybersecurity, and infrastructure.

“It’s exciting to join FirstClose at this time of immense change, challenges, and innovation in the mortgage industry,” Kellett said. “FirstClose’s focus on providing a true digital home equity experience makes this a unique opportunity, and by expanding the ecosystem leveraging our platforms and provider network, we’ll increase our speed of adoption which will keep us at the forefront of mortgage innovation.”

Kellet brings more than a decade of software engineering and leadership experience to the position. Prior to FirstClose, he served as Head of Technology and Architecture at Blink UX. His other experience includes c-suite positions at MarcomCentral, a marketing software firm, and Flora California.

“We’re pleased to welcome Dan to the FirstClose team. His skillset and knowledge of the latest technology trends will be invaluable as we continue to innovate, grow, and expand our product suite,” said Tedd Smith, CEO of FirstClose.

“Dan has been charged with raising the bar on quality, scalability, performance, and security and we are delighted to have him on board.”

Kellett holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from San Diego State University and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

FirstClose is a fintech platform that streamlines the origination and closing processes for HELOC and home equity loans. It aims to help lenders increase profits and reduce costs.

It recently launched an update to its Vendor Gateway designed to take advantage of the robust home equity lending market. Lenders can select and integrate their preferred settlement services vendors into FirstClose Equity.