Press Release

Ellie Mae's Janet Fell and Erica Harvill Named to HousingWire's 2017 Insiders List

Program recognizes operational all-stars across the housing economy propelling their companies to success

PLEASANTON, Calif. – September 7, 2017Ellie Mae® (NYSE:ELLI), the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, announced today that Janet Fell, Director, Solutions Engineering and Erica Harvill, Senior Director of Corporate Communications, for Ellie Mae, have been named to HousingWire’s 2017 Insiders list. These Ellie Mae executives and other accomplished housing industry leaders named to the list are profiled in the September 2017 issue of the publication.

Now in its second year, HousingWire’s Insiders list recognizes the unsung heroes propelling their companies to success. Honorees are “go-to” team members in their companies and represent a wide range of occupations within the housing industry, from lending and servicing to investments and real estate. The Insiders are the professionals their companies turn to with their most important or challenging projects because their contributions and hard work lead to superior results.

“The 2017 Insiders award winners made outstanding contributions to the success of their companies,” said Sarah Wheeler, HousingWire Magazine Editor. “HousingWire is excited to celebrate the accomplishments of such an important group within the housing ecosystem.”

HW’s 2017 Insiders were carefully selected by HousingWire’s editorial board based on their vital and dynamic contributions to their companies.

“The scale of our Insiders award this year is impressive with both its breadth and depth,” said Jacob Gaffney, HousingWire Editor-In-Chief. “The talent on display here is unmistakable and the scope of the work our winners do day-in and day-out is a testament to their accomplishments. It's an honor for HousingWire to publish this award.”

Drawing on her extensive experience managing and training all roles in the industry, Janet Fell is a true powerhouse of knowledge for all things mortgage lending. Every day, she applies her diverse knowledge of the industry and deep customer understanding to continuously improve Ellie Mae’s software design process. Janet has played a particularly integral role in the design of Ellie Mae’s Connect solutions.

Overseeing both internal and external communications, Erica has a tremendous impact on both the culture and perception of Ellie Mae. Her extensive background in financial and technology communications and media relations enables her to seamlessly collaborate with Ellie Mae’s executive team to tell the company’s story and share its expertise and with appropriate audiences. This includes helping to launch Ellie Mae’s Millennial Tracker™, Encompass Lending Platform and Connect solutions. Additionally, Erica has spearheaded the annual Ellie Mae Classic, part of the PGA tour and benefitting various Bay Area charities, as well as helped to grow the annual Ellie Mae Experience conference.

“We are thrilled to recognize Janet and Erica for their incredible contributions to Ellie Mae,” said Jonathan Corr, president and CEO of Ellie Mae. “Janet is a true rarity in how she can navigate from business to technical with such ease, helping teams to collaborate better. A strong leader and savvy communicator, Erica has been instrumental in bringing the company’s expertise and stories of how we are helping to deliver the American Dream of homeownership to consumers to the forefront.”

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.


HousingWire is by far the nation's most influential source of news and information for U.S. mortgage markets, boasting a readership that spans lending, servicing, investments and real estate market participants as well as financial market professionals.Winner of numerous awards, including a 2012 Eddie Award for national editorial excellence in the B-to-B Banking/Business/Finance, HousingWire has been recognized for excellence in journalism by the Society of Business Editors and Writers, the American Society of Business Press Editors, the National Association of Real Estate Editors, and Trade Association Business Publications International.


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

Alexandra Gardell Kreuter
(646) 428-0618

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