Press Release – Maxwell President Brian Simons Named as a HousingWire 2020 Vanguard Award Winner


Maxwell President Brian Simons Named as a HousingWire 2020 Vanguard Award Winner

DENVER, Colorado. Oct 13, 2020—Maxwell Financial Labs, Inc., a leading provider of digital mortgage and fulfillment solutions to the mortgage industry, today announced that its president, Brian Simons, was awarded the HousingWire 2020 Vanguard Award.

After an early career on Wall Street trading mortgage-backed securities, Mr. Simons grew Urban Lending Solutions as the leading loan modifications business in the U.S. following the 2008 housing crash. He subsequently founded Altavera, a top fulfillment service provider to the mortgage industry, which was acquired in 2018 by ComputerShare, where Brian served as the CEO of its Credit Risk Solutions division.

Today, Mr. Simons thrives on empowering lenders through impactful, scalable solutions and modern technology. Since joining Maxwell in January 2020, he has launched the technology company’s Fulfillment Platform, an outsourced fulfillment solution designed to increase capacity and efficiency for small to midsize lenders. In Q3 alone, Brian has driven a more than 300% increase in employee headcount, with a projected additional 100% growth in Q4. Growth is expected to continue to increase rapidly as small and midsize lenders seek solutions to manage costs, enhance productivity, and improve quality.

“It goes without saying that 2020 has been a transformative year for all of us in the mortgage industry,” said John Paasonen, co-founder and CEO of Maxwell. “Under Brian’s leadership, we’ve adapted to the new environment with innovation and expansion, driving technological advancements into the mortgage back office. I am proud to have Brian as a partner in continuing to evolve our business.”

The HW Vanguard Award recognizes business leaders contributing to various sectors of the housing industry who make visible impact in their respective fields. Now in its sixth year, the Vanguard Award program chooses its winners based on their accomplishments over the past 12 months. Winners are chosen by HousingWire’s editorial board.   

“The achievements of this year’s Vanguards are hard to overstate,” said Sarah Wheeler, HousingWire editor in chief. “They are leading some of the most iconic and successful mortgage and real estate companies in the world, and adapting and innovating even in the midst of a global pandemic. The Vanguards represent the industry’s best and brightest, and we are excited to celebrate their remarkable accomplishments.”


Maxwell empowers mortgage lenders to be more connected, productive and successful by intelligently automating their team’s workflow with homebuyers and real estate agents. A four-time HW Tech 100 winner, Maxwell’s digital mortgage platform leverages proprietary algorithms built on its network of data across hundreds of thousands of loans to enable lenders to accelerate the mortgage lending process from application to closing. Today, hundreds of lenders across the United States use Maxwell’s point-of-sale to originate $6 billion in mortgage loans each month at a cycle time 45 percent faster than the national average. Founded in 2015, Maxwell is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association and a preferred partner of The Mortgage Collaborative. The company is proud to be built in Denver, Colorado.

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