– Submitted on behalf of Falynne Smith, manager, Xerox Public Relations

This month marks the two-year anniversary of Xerox’s acquisition of Advectis, which has since become Xerox Mortgage Services. I celebrated the occasion by flying to sunny San Diego to meet up with the Xerox Mortgage Services crew at the 2009 MBA Annual Convention & Expo – a four-day meeting of the mortgage industry minds.

The show was buzzing with talk of looming regulations, the changing mortgage landscape and how to prime for future growth. We wanted to be part of the conversation so Greg Smith, vice president, Xerox Mortgage Services, held a no holds barred roundtable discussion with lenders, press and industry experts.  The participants were candid and bold with their statements. To listen to the entire conversation click here: http://hildrethmedia.com/cr/xerox/audio/xerox.mp3

Despite a challenging market, Xerox Mortgage Services’ contract signings tripled in the first half of 2009. Business increased as more lenders went paperless via BlitzDocs, Xerox’s online loan collaboration suite, to automate loan processes, adapt to changing market conditions and stay competitive.  I asked Greg for some comments on the future state of the mortgage industry and here’s what he had to say.

The trip was made complete when Greg received the Steve Fraser Visionary award at the 2009 Mortgage Technology Awards ceremony, which honors the year’s best in mortgage technology. Greg was commended for his commitment to improving work processes in the mortgage industry through digital technology. In its October issue, Mortgage Technology noted: “Simply put, BlitzDocs revolutionized the industry. Over the past nine years Mr. Smith worked enthusiastically and tirelessly to promote paperless adoption. His goal of creating a collaborative network solution used by all loan participants is now a reality.” Well said.

– Falynne Smith, manager, Public Relations, Xerox Corporation