Selim Aissi joins Ellie Mae as Chief Security Officer

Former Vice President of Global Information Security at Visa brings expertise in security innovation, architecture, operations, and compliance

PLEASANTON, CA (August 5, 2015)Ellie Mae (NYSE: ELLI), a leading provider of innovative on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry, today announced that  Dr. Selim Aissi has joined the company as Chief Security Officer (CSO). In this role, he will have responsibility for Ellie Mae’s overall security program, including security operations, security engineering, and governance, risk, and compliance.

Prior to joining Ellie Mae, Selim was the Vice President of Global Information Security at Visa where he led critical security programs that transformed Visa’s information security practices into a market-leader, enabled product innovation, and drove global expansion via new data centers. During his 4-year tenure at Visa, he was responsible for leading company-wide initiatives including the overall security of Visa Checkout, Apple Pay and Visa’s Data Protection Program. Before joining Visa, Selim spent over 11 years at Intel where he held senior management and technology roles and championed several security technologies for Intel’s server, desktop and mobile products. Prior to Intel, Selim held senior engineering positions at General Dynamics, General Motors, and Applied Dynamics International. Selim holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral engineering degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has been an Advisory Board Member for several startups and was named one of the “Top 59 Most Influential Security Experts” by IT Security Magazine. Aissi holds over 100 US and International patents in various areas of computer and information security and was co-author of the book Security for Mobile Networks and Platforms (Artech House).

Ellie Mae is the creator of Encompass, the 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 120,000 mortgage professionals and thousands of mortgage companies, including six of the 20 largest U.S. mortgage lenders.

“I am delighted to be joining this innovative company at such an exciting time,” Aissi said. “Information security is at the forefront for our customers. My role with Ellie Mae is an opportunity to enhance our security measures while working with our customers to meet their objectives for security, compliance and efficiency.”

“Selim’s tremendous credentials and leadership experience in information security makes him a perfect choice to lead Ellie Mae’s information security initiatives. As an organization, we have made a commitment to our customers that we will be a market leader in security and data protection,” said Jonathan Corr, president and CEO of Ellie Mae. “Selim brings a proven track record of recognition and achievement in the areas of data security and information protection and he will be instrumental in establishing our vision, strategy, and execution for information security going forward. We welcome Selim to the organization and look forward to his contributions in the years ahead.”

About Ellie Mae

Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) is a leading provider of innovative on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry. Ellie Mae's Encompass(r) all-in-one mortgage management solution provides one system of record that allows banks, credit unions and mortgage lenders to originate and fund mortgages and improve compliance, loan quality and efficiency. Visit or call 877.355.4362 to learn more.


Erica Harvill
Ellie Mae, Inc.
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