People in the News Sept. 11, 2020

SLK Global Solutions Appoints Casey Hughes-Wade Vice President of Mortgage Relationship Management
Digital platform and business process management provider SLK Global Solutions added mortgage industry veteran Casey Hughes-Wade to its leadership team.

Hughes-Wade has been a part of the mortgage lending industry for nearly a decade and joins SLK Global Solutions as Vice President of Mortgage Relationship Management.


In her new role, Hughes-Wade will help existing clients develop new strategies, increase growth and use her expertise to sharpen their business. She will work closely with SLK Global Solutions’ clients to understand their business complexities and implement best-fit solutions from SLK Global Solutions’ growing suite of platform and product solutions to drive client profitability while meeting trending market demands. She will report to Nate Johnson, senior vice president-mortgage business leader at SLK Global Solutions.

Hughes-Wade joined SLK Global Solutions after working at firms including MQMR, NCS and SimpleNexus. Most recently, she served as the National Business Development Manager with SimpleNexus.

SimpleNexus Taps Board Member Cathleen Schreiner Gates as President

SimpleNexus, Lehi, Utah, appointed Board Member Cathleen Schreiner Gates as company president.

Schreiner Gates

Schreiner Gates is a career technologist who for the last 35 years has played a prominent role helping early-stage and global software organizations drive growth. Schreiner Gates began her engagement with SimpleNexus in April 2020 when she was appointed to the board of directors.

Previously, Schreiner Gates served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at cloud-based mortgage technology provider Ellie Mae. During her tenure there, Ellie Mae spent six consecutive years on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and negotiated a $3.7-billion purchase by private-equity firm Thoma Bravo.

Schreiner Gates is also founder and CEO of independent consulting firm Trifecta.

Schreiner Gates mortgage industry accomplishments have been recognized by NEXT Mortgage Events, which named her a Powerhouse award honoree, by HousingWire magazine, which honored her with its Vanguard and Women of Influence awards, and by Mortgage Professional America, which named her an Elite Woman in Mortgage. She has also been recognized by the Sales Lead Management Association as one of ‘20 Women Leaders in Business.’

Alan Perry Joins Mortgage Network’s Bluffton, S.C. Branch

Alan Perry

Independent mortgage lender Mortgage Network, Danvers, Mass., announced that Alan Perry joined the company’s Bluffton, S.C. branch as a loan officer.

Perry, who has more than 19 years of mortgage industry experience, will help meet the home financing needs of residents in Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and surrounding areas in South Carolina.

Prior to joining Mortgage Network, Perry (NMLS #66734) was a producing sales manager and mortgage loan officer with SunTrust Bank (now Truist). He also held roles as a mortgage originator with Synovus and as a mortgage consultant with Coastal States Bank.