Industry Leaders Unite at Ascent 2018 to Improve Borrower Experience

In April, a group of best-in-class lenders and service providers from all over the country traveled to The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs to attend Mortgage Cadence’s annual user conference, Ascent. The three-day conference provided attendees with a variety of educational sessions, networking opportunities, and access to Mortgage Cadence staff. We were also sure to leave enough time for attendees to enjoy some Colorado craft beer while fly fishing amidst striking views of the Rocky Mountains.

The first full day of the conference focused on the hot topics impacting the industry today, including how to market to a new generation of homebuyers, GSE transformation, blockchain, and enabling a digital borrower journey. Highlights included Pamela Herrmann, VP of Marketing and Chief Storyteller at Mortgage Cadence, and Michael Malinowski, Accenture Thought Leadership Research Senior Principal, revealing the results of the 2018 Borrower Survey, a research project between Mortgage Cadence and Accenture. With a dynamic keynote presentation from Carla Harris, Vice Chairman of Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, the audience was enlightened by her perspectives on the value of diversity in mind, experience, and ethnicity in the workplace.

Day two focused on Mortgage Cadence specific content, including the company’s next-generation plans and future product roadmap. While Loan Officers, System Administrators, and other key employees attended deep-dive sessions on the Enterprise Lending Center, Loan Fulfillment Center, Borrower Center, and Collaboration Center, Executive attendees participated in a full day mastermind facilitated by Accenture’s David Helin, Thought Leadership Research Director, addressing the latest research and discussing topics that matter most to the C-Suite.

All the sessions tied back to one underlying message: Higher profitability is tied to key people, fine-tuned process and the right technology working together to create a better borrower experience.

And the message seemed to hit home. One attendee said, “The content was very in tune with the challenges that we are facing in our company,” while another noted that the Executive Track “was a great foundation to building deeper relationships with my peers.”

The conference ended with a bang, literally, as the Denver Broncos drumline performed after the closing keynote.

Next year’s conference will be returning to The Broadmoor from May 14-16 where we’ll be celebrating Mortgage Cadence’s 20 year anniversary.