Tom Knapp, Chief information officer, Waterstone Mortgage Corporation
Chief information officer
Waterstone Mortgage Corporation
As chief information officer at Waterstone Mortgage Corporation, Tom Knapp oversees the company’s information services functions, including new technology initiatives, web applications, technology infrastructure support, information systems and vendor management. In 2017, he was integral to the launch of the Waterstone Mobile app, a proprietary tech solution that connects loan originators with their clients and referral partners, and allows potential homebuyers to receive preapproval for a mortgage via their mobile devices. The app also features mortgage calculators and links to the loan originator’s social media accounts and contact information.
“Tom is an exceptional leader widely known and respected in both the financial and technology sectors,” a colleague says. “He has the creative wherewithal to develop proprietary solutions that are groundbreaking in the industry. A respected leader and mentor and an all-around good guy, Tom is quick with a smile to passing colleagues, a helping hand to those in need and an attitude that says anything is possible.”
Outside of Waterstone, Knapp sits on Ellie Mae’s CIO Advisory Board and received the 2018 Chief Information Officer of the Year Award from the Milwaukee Business Journal.