Iowa Governor praises LenderClose for empowering lending institutions to compete

DES MOINES, IA (May 22, 2018) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says it’s important to be brief when speaking to an entrepreneurial community, something she did May 16 at the LenderClose launch party in Des Moines.

“Our goal is to have a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports startup companies like LenderClose at all levels of growth,” said Reynolds who went on to offer praise to the fintech startup and its leadership. LenderClose is a web-based platform that digitizes the underwriting process and speeds up the lending cycle. The digital hub gives community loan officers instant access to the latest real estate lending technology, products and solutions so they can become dominant lenders in their local markets.

“We appreciate you having your headquarters here in Des Moines,” Reynolds said to LenderClose founder and CEO Omar Jordan and COO Ben Rempe. “As a fintech startup, you’re building a stronger reputation. We love the disruptive lending platform that continues to empower lending institutions to compete on a national level by streamlining the process and increasing their footprint. I love it when we can streamline and innovate. Anything disruptive, I love.”

The after-hours launch party welcomed members of the Des Moines business and startup community, as well as media, strategic partners, investors and community lender clients to the new LenderClose offices in West Des Moines. The event celebrated the recent investment LenderClose secured from Next Level Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in growing companies based in Iowa.

The funding will allow LenderClose to add 25 employees to the fast-growing company. The first of the incoming 25 is Kara Miner, who will serve as operations specialist for LenderClose.

Addition of Kara Miner Kicks off LenderClose Hiring Sprint

Miner brings more than 15 years’ experience in mortgage, real estate tax sale and customer service to LenderClose. She joins the fintech startup from Premier Lending Alliance, an Iowa credit union service organization (CUSO) that provides mortgage products and services to consumers and financial institutions. Prior to serving as a loan processor for Premier Lending Alliance, Miner was a loan originator for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in West Des Moines.

As operations specialist, she will assist LenderClose’s credit union and community bank clients with reporting, customer service and vendor follow ups. Miner’s core objective will be to maintain the connections loan officers need to close loans as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds gives remarks at May 16, 2018, LenderClose Launch Party in Des Moines, Iowa


About LenderClose Inc

LenderClose is a cloud-native home equity and real estate lending technology platform transforming the lending process by injecting workflows and automation solutions with a best-of-breed partner ecosystem for credit unions and community banks. A feature-rich, multi-solution technology focused on providing lenders with best-in-class user experience. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, the financial technology company has seen rapid market share growth. Learn more about LenderClose at or via social media on LinkedIn or Twitter.


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