NEXT is proud to recognize Mary Kladde Walraven as a recipient of the inaugural NEXT Powerhouse Awards.
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Mary Kladde Walraven, Senior Vice President, Mortgage Services
Mary Kladde Walraven has been a force in the mortgage industry for three decades, beginning with her first job as an REO processor in Denver – a position that was going to someone else with more experience until Walraven convinced the hiring manager of his mistake.
Afterward, she spent 14 years working her way up in the industry. She learned everything she could during those years and in 2007, when she founded Titan Lenders Corp. in Denver, Colorado, her knowledge and expertise certainly showed. Titan, launched in the turbulent years following the subprime mortgage crisis, was dedicated to the idea that has driven every aspect of Walraven’s career: transformational process solutions.
From overseeing the development of technology that tamed the tangle of MERS data fields post-crisis, to building Titan into a multimillion-dollar company, to her current role managing the strategic direction of MetaSource’s Mortgage Services Division, Walraven has never wavered in her focus on problem solving. Throughout her career, she has proven both her ability to overcome obstacles and her persistence in seeing past them. No matter what is thrown her way, she always keeps the potential for technology-centered innovations at the forefront. This has made her a pioneer in operations and platforms for retail, wholesale, correspondent and warehouse lending channels.
In addition, Mary Walraven has paved the way for the next generation of women to become industry leaders. She continuously shares keen insights and strategic thinking, and is undoubtedly an inspiration to customers, co-workers and colleagues alike.