PLANO, TX--(Marketwired - November 10, 2015) - Optimal Blue, the premier cloud-based provider of enterprise lending services to the mortgage industry, recently announced that Sheila Whitaker has joined the company in the newly created role of Senior Operational Risk Process Specialist. In this role, Whitaker will spearhead the management of day-to-day risk and compliance items as they relate to being a third party provider, as well as fulfill due diligence and vendor management requests.

The decision to create this role was driven by Optimal Blue's focus on better serving its clients in an ever-evolving regulatory environment. With compliance at the forefront of most industry developments, the company recognized the value of continuing to invest in building out its risk management capabilities. In this position, Whitaker will ensure Optimal Blue continues to meet and surpass regulatory guidelines and expectations.

"At Optimal Blue, we are committed to not just providing innovative products and superior service to our customers, but also ensuring that they are developed and delivered in a compliant manner," said Nadia Aziz, Chief Commercial Officer of Optimal Blue. "As a key player in an industry that is highly regulated and scrutinized, we are continuously updating our processes and infrastructure to stay ahead of the ever-changing regulatory needs. Bringing someone with Sheila's knowledge and experience into our organization will help further support this endeavor."

Whitaker brings several years of experience to Optimal Blue and possesses an extensive track record of successful execution in regard to risk management. Prior to joining Optimal Blue, Whitaker was an AVP, Operational Risk Sr. Specialist for Bank of America, preceded by positions as both Business Control Specialist and Litigation Specialist.

"I am thrilled to join a company with such a positive reputation in the mortgage industry," explained Whitaker. "As lenders are constantly required to evolve in response to new regulatory demands, Optimal Blue will continue to evolve as well. Our ongoing efforts will preserve our position as an industry leader that consistently provides accurate data backed by the standards the industry demands."

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 currently touches nearly 1 of every 4 mortgage loans originated nationally.

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