PLANO, TX--(Marketwired - September 23, 2015) - Optimal Blue, the premier cloud-based provider of enterprise lending services to the mortgage industry, was recently a proud participant in the 14th Annual Freedom Day, sponsored by Entrepreneurs For North Texas (EFNT).

This year's event honored the lives lost and those forever changed by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Hundreds of North Texas professionals invested more than 3,000 hours to benefit numerous charities and serve veterans, special needs children and underserved youth. Volunteers spent the day building accessible pathways, installing irrigation, building raised garden beds, constructing tiered seating and loafing sheds, clearing and cleaning trails and riverbanks, and even installing fresh landscaping.

"Freedom Day was a wonderful opportunity to do positive work on a day that is usually remembered with sorrow," said Annette Wolf, Vice President of Human Resources at Optimal Blue. "What a great way to give back, connect with others in the community, and, of course, bond with co-workers that you don't necessarily work with every day." Optimal Blue Product Manager, Mamta Bhandari, added "It was amazing to see how talented our team is, even outside of the office!"

Established in 2000 and serving the North Texas business community, EFNT's network of more than 100 member companies includes small and mid-size businesses, private equity investors and venture capitalists, as well as a wide range of professional service providers who have all committed to giving back to the communities in which they live and work.

"This is Optimal Blue's second consecutive year as a proud Freedom Day sponsor," said Stuart Lodge, CFO of Optimal Blue. "EFNT makes such a significant impact on the surrounding communities, and makes it so easy for each of our employees to be good corporate citizens. There is no better way to remember those whose lives were forever changed on 9/11 than by serving the veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom."

"The effort you put into our facility and our program is a legacy that will endure for years," said Jeff Hensley, Director of Clinical Services for Equest and IAVA Leadership Fellow. "But I believe an even greater impact will be made by the spirit of service you proved is alive and well in our community -- you care and you are all willing to commit yourselves to making our world a better place. For those who despair that anything will ever get better, you have all proven -- in very dramatic fashion -- that it can."

Optimal Blue looks forward to continuously supporting the mission of EFNT, and Freedom Day -- now the largest 9/11 commemorative community service event in Dallas -- for many years to come.

View the 2015 Freedom Day highlights video, as well as photos from this successful event!

About Entrepreneurs For North Texas
A program of Communities Foundation of Texas, Entrepreneurs For North Texas (EFNT) facilitates community involvement and philanthropy for small and mid-size companies who want to make a beneficial impact on their communities. Operating as an outsourced community affairs department, EFNT provides its Member Companies with the resources to assist them in developing a company culture of good corporate citizenship. For more information, visit

About Optimal Blue
Optimal Blue is the premier cloud-based provider of managed-content, pricing and product eligibility (PPE), secondary marketing, consumer engagement, data and analytics, and compliance services. Based in Plano, Texas, Optimal Blue has developed an enterprise class suite of products and services designed to automate a lender's complex processes, improving efficiency and profitability while gaining a competitive advantage. With a 99.999% accuracy rate, Optimal Blue technology connects hundreds of investors with more than 1,500 financial institutions, and is currently the system of record for over $200 Billion in mortgage loans, representing 1 of every 4 loans nationally.

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