Sagent announces 2 key hires

by Candyd Mendoza09 Jul 2020

Sagent has announced that mortgage tech executives Tim Von Kaenel and Shawn Stroud have joined the company as chief innovation officer and director of information security, respectively.

In his new role, Von Kaenel will support the lender’s product vision to scale its mortgage servicing business. The exec spent the past two years of his 30-year career as chief product officer at Cloudvirga. Before that he worked for almost three years at loanDepot, where he held the same position.

Stroud comes to Sagent from Computershare, a mortgage compliance service firm. He brings 25 years of mortgage information security experience to his new role.

“Tim and Shawn know loan servicing must help homeowners protect their largest assets and must help servicers protect the value of MSRs,” Sagent CEO Dan Sogorka said. “Their experience, energy, and grit will help America’s top servicers modernize homeowner engagement and education while keeping America’s housing system safe.”

“Homeowners must be able to manage their entire homeownership lifecycle themselves, plus get smart human advice whenever they want,” Von Kaenel said. “After being on the front lines of modernizing originations, it’s a natural progression to expand this vision to servicing. Sagent is the right company with the right resources for us to deliver this vision to servicers.”

“As a servicing system of record, Sagent must keep America’s largest financial institutions secure and in real-time compliance with real-time policymaking,” Stroud said. “This requires a world-class team with scale security and compliance resources. I’m proud to join Sagent’s innovation, engineering, and policy teams to keep servicers, homeowners, and the American housing system safe.”