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Ellie Mae Announces Finalists for Ellie Mae Encompass Innovation Challenge

Winner Will Demo Innovative Idea at Ellie Mae Experience 2018 in Las Vegas for Audience of 3,300 Mortgage Industry Leaders

PLEASANTON, Calif. – December 18, 2017Ellie Mae® (NYSE:ELLI), the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, today announced the finalists for the Ellie Mae Encompass Innovation Challenge. Earlier in 2017, Ellie Mae invited users of the Encompass® all-in-one mortgage management solution to build and submit innovations leveraging the Ellie Mae Encompass Lending Platform™ and Application Program Interfaces (APIs) for an opportunity to be showcased at the company’s Ellie Mae Experience 2018 conference in Las Vegas.

The collaborative competition highlights the inventive ways mortgage industry professionals are leveraging the platform’s flexibility and capabilities to improve processes or create solutions to their unique challenges. Entrants were asked to provide their original solutions for using the platform and APIs in ways that helped lower the cost of origination, reduced time to close loans, ensured higher quality loans through greater compliance or improved user experience for homebuyers.

The ten finalists selected for the next round of judging are:

  • CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc.
  • Eagle Home Mortgage
  • EverBank
  • Gold Star Mortgage Financial
  • J.G. Wentworth
  • Mortgage 1, Inc.
  • New American Funding
  • NVR Mortgage
  • Paramount Residential Mortgage Group, Inc.
  • Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.

“These lenders have shared their innovations, process enhancements and solutions developed using the Encompass Lending Platform and our APIs, and we couldn’t be more excited after reviewing the submissions we received,” said Jonas Moe, senior vice president of market strategy, Ellie Mae. “In addition to contributing to the success of their organization, the winner will have the opportunity to show off their ingenuity on the main stage at Ellie Mae Experience 2018. This challenge showcases how a platform approach to origination speeds innovation and accelerates our work to achieve a truly digital mortgage.”

These ten finalists will be judged by a panel of Ellie Mae executives in the coming weeks. The winner of the Encompass Innovation Challenge will be announced in early 2018 and will have a demo showcased during the General Session Keynote at Ellie Mae Experience.

Registration is now open for Ellie Mae Experience 2018. The three-and-a-half-day event will include eight conference tracks, 46 interactive breakout sessions and 12 hands-on training sessions hosted by Ellie Mae experts and industry leaders.

For more information about Ellie Mae Experience, visit

About Ellie Mae

Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) is the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry. Ellie Mae’s technology solutions enable lenders to originate more loans, reduce origination costs, and shorten the time to close, all while ensuring the highest levels of compliance, quality and efficiency. Visit or call 877.355.4362 to learn more.


Erica Harvill
Ellie Mae, Inc.
(925) 227-5913

Alexandra Gardell Kreuter
(646) 428-0618

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