As chief operating officer, Leah Lanier is at the forefront of Lenderworks’ growth, and has led the way by recognizing the brand’s strengths, galvanizing them with improved processes and then taking them to market. Lanier has worked in virtually every element of mortgage lending — starting as a bank teller 20 years ago, then growing her experience and expertise in everything from loan origination to risk management, compliance, wholesale credit risk and business systems. In her past 10 years with Lenderworks, Lanier has excelled at building teams of cross-functional professionals trained to support mortgage lenders. In particular, in the past year, Lanier has driven change initiatives designed to improve efficiency and optimize integrated technologies for a business poised to enter a phase of accelerated growth. Her talented skills in system implementations, redesign of business processes and project planning have all contributed to putting Lenderworks in a position for explosive growth in 2021 and beyond.