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Meet the Home Lending Pal Team

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Steve Better

COO and Co-Founder

As COO Steven oversees the day to day operations of the company and the development of our AI models. Before launching HLP he was a…

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Bryan Young

CEO and Co-Founder

Bryan has a track record of success as an entrepreneur and in corporate America. At 24, he was recognized by both Bloomberg and Ernst and…

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Joey Barrow

Chief Mortgage Officer

Joey is a President’s Club level mortgage broker with more than 20 years of industry experience. He provides the voice of the customer in all…

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Dr. Shoaib Shaikh

Chief Data Scientist
Dr. Shoaib Shaikh brings several years of experience from industry, academia, and entrepreneurship as Chief Data Scientist...
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Gary Simms, Jr

Chief Compliance Officer

Gary is a seasoned audit and compliance professional. His experiences include providing risk assessments and control design and implementation for a Fortune 500 company as…

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Frank Pollock

Chief Marketing Officer

For more than 20 years Frank has worked at the intersection of Marketing, Innovation and Technology. He learned his craft at the McCombs school of…

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Cheron Bruce

Chief Technology Officer

With over 15 years of experience in IT, Cheron Bruce has contributed in leading teams in the hospitality, health and human services, government, and financial…

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Kurt Acker

Principal IT Architect

Before taking this current role, Kurt worked as Marriott International's IT Architect for Mission Critical Systems for just over 4 years. With z/OS, z/VM, Linux…

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Dr. Zeydy Ortiz

Lead Data Scientist

Dr. Zeydy Ortiz is a data scientist leading the machine learning team.  She started her career at IBM and she is a well-recognized expert in…

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Rashad Sabree

Technical Product Manager

Rashad has a background in application development as a full stack developer. He is an Army Veteran and studied information technology at Austin Peay State…

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Jake Shivers

DevOps Engineer

Jake Shivers graduated from Utah State University and lives in Farmington, Utah. He has 14 years of data engineering and business intelligence experience. Jake has…

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Neale Ferguson

Director of Engineering

Neale has an extensive background in software engineering that includes stints at Tab, CA and Software AG.

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Anna Pickens

Marketing Intern

Anna is an emerging marketer and a Morehead-Cain Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Sunrita Gupta

Data Science Intern
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Parker Timken

Data Science Intern
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Bahar Ali

Full Stack Developer
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Syed Akhter

Full Stack Developer
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David Haruto

Full Stack Developer
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Joakim Engvik

Full Stack Developer
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Maria Munaro

Distributed Ledger Architect
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Join Our Team

The Home Lending Pal team is composed of incredibly driven, innovative, collaborative, and curious people who love architecting and building from scratch. Everyone at the company is encouraged to be an individual contributor but also a team collaborator.

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