Our Compliance Experts
Ellie Mae maintains a top-tier team of in-house compliance lawyers, compliance product specialists, customer enablement professionals and outside legal counsel. The Compliance Team monitors and updates Ellie Mae’s compliance solution, Encompass Compliance Service™, as well as our online Compliance Center.Parvesh Sahi
Vice President, Compliance Solutions
Parvesh Sahi brings close to a decade’s worth of mortgage compliance experience to the Mavent team. As Vice President of Compliance Solutions, Sahi oversees Mavent’s compliance offerings, manages relationships with strategic clients and partners, and helps develop solutions that address unique client and industry needs.
Prior to joining Mavent in the spring of 2011, Sahi served as vice president of Sales and Business Development for QuestSoft Corporation, a provider of lending compliance review software and reseller of Mavent compliance services. Previously, he was product director for the QuestSoft ComplianceEAGLE product line, handling product development, sales, marketing and strategy. Sahi also served as sales director for ComplianceEase, a LogicEase company.
Sahi holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with a concentration in law and finance from the McLaren School of Business at University of San Francisco.Angela Cheek
Vice President and Counsel of Product Compliance
As Vice President and Counsel of Product Compliance, Cheek heads the team that oversees Ellie Mae’s and Mavent’s compliance products. Cheek has extensive experience working with financial service providers on the implementation of automated compliance solutions. For more than twenty-one years, she has focused her legal career on operations, lending, real estate, and business law, working primarily with financial institutions, mortgage lenders, and technology companies. Cheek began her legal career specializing in compliance for financial service providers, serving as Operations Product Counsel for CFI ProServices, Inc. (now Harland Financial Solutions, Inc.) for six years. Cheek also maintained a financial services and business law practice for four years at the law firm of Farleigh, Wada & Witt PC, representing financial services companies, financial institutions and mortgage companies on regulatory, operational, compliance, privacy, and licensing issues.
Cheek earned two Bachelor of Art degrees in Business Administration and French at Pacific Union College and her Juris Doctor from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Cheek is a member of the state bar associations of California and Oregon, and a member of the American Bar Association, including the Business Law Section, Committee on Consumer Financial Services. She also served as the Chairperson of the National Home Equity Mortgage Association Compliance and Servicing Subcommittee. Cheek is a frequent author on a variety of consumer financial services law topics, and her articles have appeared in American Bar Association’s Business Law Journal, Origination News, and National Mortgage News. In 2013, Cheek was named one of HousingWire’s Women of Influence.Joe Chang
Senior Director, Development
As Senior Director, Development, Chang is responsible for all aspects of Mavent’s product development, including strategy, requirements gathering, release planning and product roadmap management. Since joining Mavent in 2002, he has served in several key management positions as manager of Product Development, Operations and Development.
Chang has almost 20 years of experience specializing in all aspects of software development activities including release planning, architecture and system design, and implementation. He earned his bachelor of art in Economics, from National Taiwan University and holds a master of science degree in Computer Science from Syracuse University.Mark Emanuelson
Associate Product Counsel
As Associate Product Counsel in Mavent’s legal department, Emanuelson has the primary responsibilities of maintaining and enhancing the Mavent System’s set of legal rules by working closely with outside legal counsel, clients, and the entire Mavent team. Emanuelson also manages many legal issues from corporate governance to intellectual property protection. Mark has over nineteen years of experience in the financial services industry. His career began right out of high school with Bank of America, followed by supervisory experience with a small credit union in each area of operations including member service, new accounts, and lending.
Emanuelson earned his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach and his Juris Doctor from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Emanuelson is a member of the California State Bar Association and the American Bar Association (Business Law Section; Consumer Financial Services Committee).Christine M. Acree
Associate Product Counsel
As Associate Product Counsel in Mavent’s legal department, Acree has the primary responsibilities of monitoring compliance laws and regulations in assigned states and related to government insured and guaranteed loan programs. She works on implementing these in the Mavent System’s set of legal rules by working closely with outside legal counsel, clients, and the entire Mavent team. Prior to joining Mavent, Acree began her career in software working as a data quality analyst. She performed systems and quality testing of computer systems and components and worked with state insurance regulators and members of industry involved in a proprietary electronic data exchange to prevent and resolve data anomalies.
Acree earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications Management from DeVry Institute of Technology and her Masters of Business Administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University. She received her Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law. Acree is a member of the California Bar Association and the American Bar Association, including the Business Law Section, Committee on Consumer Financial Services.David Lin
Associate Product Counsel
As Associate Product Counsel in Mavent’s legal department, Lin has the primary responsibilities of maintaining and enhancing the Mavent System’s set of legal rules by working closely with outside legal counsel, clients, and the entire Mavent team. Lin is a licensed California Real Estate Broker. Lin earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law. Lin is a member of the California State Bar Association and the American Bar Association Business Law Section, Consumer Financial Services Sub-Committee.John Haring
Compliance Enablement Manager
John is responsible for facilitating the implementation and maintenance of residential mortgage lending compliance and industry changes across Ellie Mae’s various software applications, systems, and the residential mortgage loan documents produced by them in order to maintain and enhance the compliance integrity of such applications, systems, and documents, while supporting and improving quality, accuracy, and uniformity across all residential mortgage lending products and services offered by the company. With over 11 years of compliance experience, John has spent the better part of the last several years supporting banks, lenders and brokers in keeping up with significant regulatory changes impacting the mortgage industry. John is a former member of the NMLS Industry Development Working Group and continues to work closely with various trade groups and the regulatory community. He is a frequent speaker at Mortgage Banker Association conferences.Richard Hernandez
Legal Technologist/Business Analyst
Hernandez is a member of the legal department where his primary tasks include implementing, modifying, and testing the rules in the Mavent System. He also contributes to the department by creating requirements amongst other documentation and working on specific projects as needed. Hernandez has had a wide variety of experience within the Mavent organization also working as a License Database Analyst and Business Analyst.
Before coming to Mavent, Hernandez held internships at LatinWorks, Inc., The California Commission for Economic Development, and AG Edwards. Hernandez earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California at San Diego.Scott Driza
As Mavent’s primary Implementation manager, Driza works with all of Mavent’s clients and partners to coordinate the transfer of data to and from Mavent’s systems. Driza started his career as an attorney for Merrill Lynch over 12 years ago. He has degrees in Finance (B.A. University of Oklahoma), Computer Science (M.S. University of Chicago), and Law (J.D. Oklahoma City University). Driza is a member in good standing of the Illinois Bar Association and also heavily involved in software development. Scott is a certified ScrumMaster (CSM), a Project Management Professional (PMP), and a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).
Scott has written extensively on law, finance, and technology including articles in the Illinois Bar Journal, MaximumPC, Microsoft Office Journal, and three books on Document Automation: Learn Word 2000 VBA Driza Automation, Word 2003 Document Automation with VBA, XML, XSLT, and Smart Documents, Word 2007 Document Automation with VBA and VSTO.