Shelley Leonard Joins UniversalCIS | Credit Plus as President and Board Member
Leading industry executive to drive transformation of mortgage verifications industry
Philadelphia, December 14, 2021 – UniversalCIS | Credit Plus, a leading provider of mortgage technology, verifications and business credit reports, announced today that Shelley Leonard has joined the organization as President and will also join the company’s Board of Directors.
“Shelley is one of the industry’s most recognizable leaders in mortgage technology and enterprise software solutions and will have an immediate impact on all aspects of our business. She has an extensive understanding of the industry, a crystal-clear vision for our future, and an impressive track record of driving growth, technology innovation, and operating leverage,” said Perry Steiner, Chairman and CEO of UniversalCIS | Credit Plus. “Shelley is an exceptional leader to guide the evolution of our company as we work to make further investments to transform the industry with our digital solutions and innovative technologies, and we are thrilled to have her join our executive team.”
“My goal is to drive the organization’s future as the premier technology provider in the sector and to redefine the way mortgage verification services are delivered. We will be rebranding the company in January and our product family thereafter to reflect that strategy,” said Leonard. “I’m honored to join the executive team and lead UniversalCIS | Credit Plus at such an exciting time, and I look forward to seizing new opportunities, working with existing and new customers, and introducing new products as we play a major role in the digital transformation of the industry.”
Leonard has more than 25 years of industry experience as an executive at Black Knight and its predecessor businesses, most recently managing the Servicing Technology business unit with over $800 million of annual revenue. She served as Chief Product and Digital Officer, managing the MSP software platform, the market-leading enterprise software platform for loan servicing. She has held multiple, senior-level positions where she was responsible for the development and delivery of technology solutions to the largest mortgage lenders and servicers in the U.S. Leonard has consistently driven exceptional growth and performance, increases in market share as well as new product introductions, expansion into adjacent markets, new partnerships, and selective M&A activity.
Leonard has been the recipient of numerous mortgage industry recognition honors including Progress in Lending’s Most Powerful Women in Fintech; MReport’s Top 25 Leaders and Influencers; HousingWire’s Vanguard Award; and more. She is regularly called upon by industry trade associations and media outlets to share her perspectives by serving as an author, interviewee, panelist, and speaker. Leonard holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Tulsa and an M.B.A. from Jacksonville University.
About UniversalCIS | Credit Plus
UniversalCIS | Credit Plus is a market leader in mortgage technology, credit reporting, and verification services from pre-application to post-close to give mortgage professionals greater confidence when making lending decisions. UniversalCIS | Credit Plus was created through the merger of Universal Credit Services, CIS Credit Solutions, Avantus, DataFacts Lending Solutions, SharperLending and Credit Plus.
The Company has over 6,700 clients ranging from the largest bank and non-bank mortgage originators to credit unions and mortgage brokers and has 12 operations centers across the US. UniversalCIS | Credit Plus’s expertise in the residential and commercial mortgage industries enables it to quickly assess current and future needs and provide new technologies, solutions, and the best customer service in the industry. For more information, please visit universalcis.com.