Optimal Blue Appoints James Rowe Managing Director, Data and Analytics

  Optimal Blue Appoints James Rowe Managing Director, Data and Analytics

 Financial services, technology, data and analytics executive tapped to lead
                              new business unit

Business Wire

PLANO, Texas -- November 14, 2013

Optimal Blue, award-winning developers of cloud-based, managed-content,
enterprise lending services for mortgage lenders, announced today that James
Rowe has joined the company as Managing Director of its newly created Data and
Analytics business unit. In this role, he will spearhead the unit’s
development and strategic direction, and be responsible for its day-to-day

The new Data and Analytics business unit will enable Optimal Blue to deliver
innovative, analytically-derived solutions that provide clients with
real-time, actionable market information and competitive insights.

Mr. Rowe brings more than 20 years of experience to Optimal Blue and possesses
an extensive track record of successful execution. Senior management positions
that Mr. Rowe has held include Managing Director of Mergers and Acquisitions
at Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE: LPS), and COO of FIS Decision
Solutions, a unit of Fidelity National Information Services (NYSE: FIS). Mr.
Rowe has also held key leadership positions in risk management and decision
sciences at Capital One and National City Bank.

“I am thrilled to join Optimal Blue,” said Mr. Rowe. “The team has a
well-deserved reputation for excellence in innovation, technology and customer
service. As lenders evolve in response to the new regulatory and competitive
environment, I believe Optimal Blue is ideally-positioned to provide new and
powerful data-driven solutions for managing risk and maximizing

“We’re pleased to have an experienced executive like James join our team with
the extensive background that he possesses in analytics and risk management,”
said Larry Huff, Co-CEO of Optimal Blue. “His deep knowledge and expertise in
these critical areas will be an asset in the development of our Data and
Analytics business unit. James is well-equipped to deliver high-impact results
that will add an exciting new dimension to our enterprise lending platform.”

About Optimal Blue

Founded in 2002, Optimal Blue is a cloud provider of managed-content, product
eligibility, pricing (PPE), secondary marketing, point-of-sale and compliance
technology and services. Based in Plano, Texas, Optimal Blue has developed a
comprehensive suite of products designed to give lenders a complete set of
tools to automate many of their complex lending processes. Optimal Blue’s
intuitive solutions allow clients to leverage superior technology and content
for a competitive advantage. For more information, please visit


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