FirstClose announces key executive leadership appointment

AUSTIN, TX (October 30, 2018) — FirstClose, a leading provider of technology solutions for mortgage lenders nationwide, today announced the appointment of Patrick McClain as chief financial officer and chief operating officer.

Mr. McClain has spent the last three decades guiding high growth global technology, both public and private. Most recently, he served as CFO at Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ: XPLR) and as executive vice president, CFO and treasurer at Falconstar Software, a New York-based public company. Previously, he served as CFO at Aurea Software (an ESW/Trilogy company) and Rules-Based Medicine (Myriad RBM), both nationally recognized for rapid growth and probability. Mr. McClain also has held senior operational and financial roles at several financial institutions and FI service providers. He started his career at Price Waterhouse Coopers.

“We are elated to bring Patrick on board, especially at this important juncture for FirstClose as we position the company for accelerated growth and industry leadership,” said Tedd Smith, co-founder and chief executive officer of FirstClose. “Patrick is a strong addition to our executive management and leadership team. We look forward to leveraging his experience to complement our strategic growth initiatives and to better serve our valued clients with dedicated and experienced executive veterans.”

About FirstClose

FirstClose is a highly respected provider of best-in-class property & borrower data intelligence and settlement services nationwide. We specialize in delivering a powerful web app and LOS plugin that is the industry’s first and only home equity and refi tool that offers everything from application to servicing (credit score, valuation, title, tax, flood, closing and recording) on one easy-to-navigate platform. In addition, we deliver simplified vendor management by consolidating vendors and products on this one platform. FirstClose makes it easy to identify and repair the gaps where lender profits can be maximized. For more information on FirstClose, Your ONE Solutions for Property & Borrower Data Intelligence, call 877.677.3282 or visit


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