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Michael Keselman Joins Ellie Mae as Chief Architect

Former Visa executive joins technology leadership team to spearhead next generation cloud strategy

PLEASANTON, Calif. – August 30, 2016Ellie Mae® (NYSE:ELLI), a leading provider of innovative on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry, today announced that Michael Keselman has joined the company as Chief Architect. He will be responsible for directing the architecture of Ellie Mae’s complete cloud solution offering and will drive the evolution and design of Ellie Mae’s open industry cloud platform. As Chief Architect, Keselman will provide input across the technical, architectural and business perspectives.

Keselman brings over 20 years of experience in technology expertise to the Ellie Mae team. Prior to joining the company, Keselman worked at Visa as the Chief Architect for merchant and acquirer processing. In this role, he was responsible for architecture and design of SaaS electronic payments processing systems. Prior to his work at Visa, Keselman was the Chief Technology Officer at Stanford Hospital and Clinics where he was responsible for managing architecture, software development, integration and infrastructure for the hospital. Keselman holds an MS in electrical engineering from South Ural State University in Russia.

“Ellie Mae is a true pioneer in this industry and I’m excited to bring my technology expertise to contribute to the company’s growth,” says Keselman. “The cloud is increasingly becoming a competitive differentiator for our customers and partners to innovate, so this is an exciting time to join Ellie Mae to help drive strategy and architecture for their next generation offerings. With our open industry cloud platform, we’ll provide the foundation for our customers to build, deploy and run innovative solutions to make them efficient and compliant.”

Ellie Mae is the creator of Encompass, an all-in-one mortgage management solution that enables banks, credit unions and mortgage lenders to create and fund mortgages and improve compliance, loan quality and efficiency. Encompass is used by more than 160,000 mortgage professionals and thousands of mortgage companies, including seven of the 25 largest U.S. mortgage lenders.

“Michael’s strong background makes him a perfect fit to lead Ellie Mae’s cloud technology strategy,” says Peter Hirsch, Ellie Mae’s Executive Vice President of Technology and Operations. “Michael will drive the evolution of our next generation architecture to make our solutions robust and scalable, and he’ll define and drive the technology roadmap to ensure Ellie Mae’s success, today and in the future.”

About Ellie Mae

Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) is a leading provider of innovative on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry. Mortgage lenders of all sizes use Ellie Mae’s Encompass® all-in-one mortgage management solution, Mavent Compliance Service, and AllRegs research, reference and education resources to improve compliance, loan quality and efficiency across the entire mortgage lifecycle. Visit EllieMae.com 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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