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Our Team

  • Nelson S. Haws
    Founder and CEO LendGenuity

    Nelson has over 30 years of mortgage banking experience as President and CEO of numerous mortgage origination platforms, as a seller/servicer/MBS issuer for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae, as well as 10+ years of experience issuing and servicing private label MBS. Serving as a member of the SILs Team for Standard and Poors in 2007, Nelson was instrumental in helping re-package and securitize non-performing mortgage assets during and after the credit crisis. Nelson developed his loan origination software system known today as LendGenuity over a span of two decades marked by heavy regulation and record high origination volumes. Nelson designed LendGenuity as an all digital loan origination platform (LOS) built for mortgage professionals and empowering borrowers with a Point-of-Sale solution (POS) with all the functionality necessary to fulfill the mortgage origination process. As a logical next step, Nelson began to look for ways to leverage the power of the LendGenuity system. Today, the software serves as both the SAAS platform for LendeGenuity and the operating system for Block+Sovrin. Nelson graduated with a B.S. from Nova Southeastern University in South Florida and a Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification from the University of Miami School of Business. Nelson is a former college athlete and served as a Guardian Ad Litum for many years in Florida. Nelson is a big supporter of volunteer and philanthropic work.

  • Bill Roy
    Founder and CEO, BlockGen Corp

    Bill is Founder and CEO of BlockGen Corp, a holding company with subsidiaries Block+Sovrin and LendGenuity. Bill started his career in 1990 as a mortgage banking analyst for TCW in Los Angeles where he worked for nine years. His career progressed over the following 30 years which included senior positions at Merrill Lynch as their lead mortgage banking sell-side analyst and Arco Investments as a portfolio manager. Bill left the investment business in 1999 to lead an Internet based mortgage technology start-up which he sold in 2001. Bill returned to the investment business and joined JAM Partners as Director of Research where he helped build one of the industry’s best performing financial services hedge funds. Bill and his partner were vocal critics of the mortgage industry in 2006 which led to his co-founding their private equity business. JAM managed roughly $800M in public, private and distressed assets during his ten years at the company. Bill also served for ten years on the Board of Directors of Silvergate Bank, the now leading business bank for digital currency and blockchain companies. Bill is currently the Founder of Block+Sovrin, the creator of mortgage industry’s first mortgage blockchain. Bill also led the Series A investment round for BlockGen Corp serving to capitalize both Block+Sovrin and LendGenuity. Bill graduated with a B.S from California Polytechnic University in Pomona, California. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and avid classical guitarist.

  • Michael Lewis, MBA
    SVP, Director of Support

    Mike Lewis has over 21 years of experience managing, implementing, supporting, and leading mortgage banking technology teams and systems for clients large and small throughout the country. Before joining the executive team at LendGenuity, Mike implemented and supported mortgage technology systems at places like Flagstar Bank, MDC Holdings, Zions Bancorporation, and FirstBank. He also worked on the software side in Product Management, Professional Services and Support for Mortgage Cadence and, most recently, Ellie Mae’s Encompass. Mike earned a BS degree from Brigham Young University along with an MBA in E-Business from University of Phoenix.

  • George Peter
    SVP, Enterprise Applications

    George Peter is a Software Engineer with more than 20 years of experience. He received his Engineering degree from Coimbatore Institute of Technology in India and started his career with Indian software company, Wipro, where we worked as a Software Architect for their largest U.S. retail clients. Over the last 10 years George worked at ResMac Inc, a mortgage bank leader in technology innovation. At ResMac George led the company’s technology division in developing one of the industries fully integrated loan origination, processing, pricing and secondary market systems. George’s passion is in the field of Robotics. George enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his family in his free time.

  • Vijay Ottimi
    SVP, Enterprise Applications

    Vijay Ottimi is a seasoned IT professional with 20 years of IT services experience that includes solution architecture and development leadership. A highly motivated professional, Vijay has worked on key enterprise transformation programs in different technology domains such as the mortgage and auto finance industries and has also worked at various multi-national corporations including IBM Global Services, Assurant Inc and Hyundai Capital America. Vijay has a master’s degree in Computer Applications from Sri Krishnadevaraya University in India, loves traveling with his family and watching documentaries in his free time. Vijay is also actively involved in his non-profit charity for children’s education and health.

  • Derek Fiorini
    Lead UX Designer

    Derek is a multifaceted Digital Creative Designer and GUI expert. He has over 15 years of industry experience with UX/UI design, visual communication and digital design having worked in this capacity the past 5 years for a mortgage technology company. Derek’s creative talents have suitably found him involved in numerous branding and advertising campaigns as well as layout and design implementations for start-up projects.