eTech, which currently provides mobile technology and CRM platforms for the residential surveying and EPC process, says it has created the new role specifically for Blackwell, who will spearhead its assault on the wider property and mortgage markets.
Blackwell joins from xit2 where he was managing director and will report into co-founder Jim Driver.
Driver, who co-founded eTech in 2005, said: “It’s great to finally have got Mark on board. He will help shape and deliver our technology services for the wider lending market with a strong focus on valuations and property risk management.”
Blackwell added: “The mortgage market is calling out for technology change. eTech will play a key role in delivering it and I am very pleased to add my experience and knowledge to the team.”
Before joining xit2, Blackwell held a number of senior roles in credit, operations and sales with lenders including Lloyds Banking Group, Portman, Derbyshire and Skipton Building Societies, as well as Alliance and Leicester.
As well as its residential surveying client base, eTech supports the four leading Energy Suppliers, including British Gas with mobile working, CRM and operational business software to deliver and report over £1 billion of carbon saving to OFGEM under the Energy Company Obligation and the Green Deal schemes.