Timothy R. Smith, Co-founder, president and chief revenue officer, FirstClose
Co-founder, president and chief revenue officer
Boasting more than 18 years of executive-level experience in the mortgage origination and settlement services space, Tim Smith currently serves as president and chief revenue officer of FirstClose. Smith began his database career by assisting mortgage refinance lenders at Flood Zones Inc., which automated flood zone determination to financial institutions using geocoded FEMA flood maps. As Flood Zones’ vice president, Smith helped build a $10 million company before TransUnion acquired it in 1996. From there, he co-founded FirstClose with his brother, Tedd, with a vision to automate, improve efficiencies and accelerate the mortgage settlement process with innovative technology. Prior to entering the mortgage industry, Smith served for four years in the US Marine Corps.