As we continue toward the end of another year, the spirit of thoughtfulness rings. We recently held our Ellie Mae Week of Giving Back and I was blown away by the generosity and teamwork exhibited by our employees. Every year, I find more and more to be thankful for because every Ellie Mae team member goes above and beyond what was previously thought possible. Not only do our products and relationships show how much we care, but the tireless effort our staff puts into the Ellie Mae brand means the world to Ellie Mae and our core values.
2017 has been another fantastic year for Ellie Mae. From Stephen Curry’s participation alongside the pros at the Ellie Mae Classic to Martin Piller’s winning score of eighteen under, this year’s tournament exceeded all expectations. 3,000 attendees filled the halls at this year’s Ellie Mae Experience and we’re looking forward to an even bigger and better Experience 2018 at the Wynn Las Vegas. Our path towards a fully digital mortgage continues to grow with the introduction of the long awaited Encompass Digital Lending Platform. We’ve been recognized by multiple awards including SF Business Times’ Bay Area Best Places to Work and Top 50 East Bay Tech Employers, we ranked eighth on Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list, and were recognized as one of the Fastest Growing Companies in North America for the fifth consecutive year on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500 list. Finally, but certainly not least, we welcomed new team members from Velocify and onboarded some talented young apprentices, interns and employees through the Springboard Initiative and New College Grad programs.
Of course, Ellie Mae could not be what it is today without all of our partners and customers. We have become who we are because of you – and this is what we have dreamt of since day one. Our goal of automating everything automatable in the mortgage industry is to help give back to the community by providing technology that powers faster access to home ownership. Our partners and customers are a critical part of the solution Ellie Mae strives to achieve.
On behalf of the entire Ellie Mae organization, I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to our amazing employees, partners, and customers for your commitment and constant dedication to the path towards a fully digital mortgage. Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.