Press Release

Ellie Mae’s Jeff Benjamin Honored With HousingWire 2018 Vanguard Award

PLEASANTON, Calif. – December 4, 2018 Ellie Mae® (NYSE: ELLI), the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, announced that Jeff Benjamin, Senior Vice President of Sales and Client Management for Ellie Mae, has been selected as a winner for the fourth annual HousingWire Vanguard Awards.

HousingWire’s 2018 Vanguards have led their respective companies to spectacular success, as evidenced by expanding products, services and profits. The 52 winners were carefully selected by HousingWire’s editorial board, chosen for their vital contributions to their companies and the dynamic way they are changing the industry. The majority of winners are leading from the C-suite, and many are also founders or co-founders of their businesses. Others are making invaluable contributions in business development, strategy, risk management and more.

"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."

“In addition to representing a wide range of talent and expertise in the mortgage finance economy, this year’s Vanguard honorees represent much of the change happening within the mortgage industry,” Online Editor Caroline Basile said.

As the Senior Vice President of Sales and Client Management, Jeff Benjamin and his leadership team are responsible for the customer experience of more than 3,000 existing customers as well as prospective clients. Benjamin was instrumental in the launch of Ellie Mae’s Encompass® Digital Mortgage Solution. His deep understanding of the growth objectives of the largest lenders, as well as their need to adjust their businesses to the changing regulatory environment, has helped Ellie Mae succeed and maintain a leadership position in the market. He continues to support Ellie Mae’s customers as they operate with greater efficiency and with lower origination costs, ultimately improving the borrower experience.

“It is an honor to be recognized among such extraordinary talent whose contributions are driving impressive results and innovation across the industry,” said Benjamin. “I am pleased to work at a company that shares my commitment to increasing operational efficiency, pursuing the true digital mortgage, and ultimately improving the customer experience.”

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

Caitlin Coffee
(312) 635-8204

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