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Executive Team

Scott Happ

Chief Executive Officer

Scott has thirty years of experience in financial services and mortgage lending technology. He founded Mortgagebot in 1997 and built the company into a nationally recognized SaaS solutions provider, selling the company to D+H in 2011. In 2016, Scott teamed with GTCR, a leading private equity firm, to acquire Optimal Blue, where he serves as CEO. Scott has a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Sue Baker

Vice President of Product Management

Sue brings over thirty years’ of well-rounded experience in the mortgage industry beginning her career as a loan officer, and later assuming responsibilities for sales and training for a network of over 200 loan officers. She also designed a software solution that allowed loan officers to gather applications and request online underwriting approved electronically at the point of sale. Her passion for creating new and innovate technologies for the mortgage industry was evident in her role as Chief Product Officer at Mortgagebot.

Don Brown

Managing Director, Secondary Services

Don brings more than 25 years of business management, sales and legal experience to Optimal Blue, having pioneered the application of SaaS technology towards creating a more accurate, transparent and efficient hedge management, best execution and loan allocation system.  He founded Optimal Blue Secondary Services, whose technology infused accurate pricing and guideline content into the platform’s hedge strategy and capital markets workflow.

Keith Anderson, CMB

Vice President of Sales

Keith is an experienced sales force process management and development sales professional, with a proven record of increasing business-to-business revenues and profits.  He is an expert in business acquisition and development, and possesses strong operational management skills.  He has been instrumental in helping Optimal Blue become the market leader among product and pricing engine vendors, boasting the largest client base in the mortgage industry.

Mark Coupland

Vice President of Business Development

Mark brings over 15 years of secondary marketing, correspondent lending, sales management and business development experience to Optimal Blue, with a proven track record of optimization and driving results.  In his current role, Mark applies his diverse mortgage industry acumen to oversee business development for Optimal Blue, including key strategic partnerships and initiatives.  Mark joined Optimal Blue in 2013 after spending 1.5 years at LoanSifter prior to its acquisition by Optimal Blue.

Annette Wolf

Vice President of Human Resources

Annette joined Optimal Blue in September 2013.  In her role, she is responsible for overall HR strategy in support of the growing organization, as well as managing all of the human resources activities for the organization including recruiting, compensation and benefits, and employee relations.  With more than 20 years of HR experience, Annette provides guidance in building and retaining a high performing team.