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Garden Grove, CA, United States, 2008/01/28 - Susie Phillips, a former executive at Countrywide Home Loans, has joined Informative Research as the company’s Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development.
In her new role, Phillips will help the Garden Grove, Calif.-based credit information provider develop and refine its mortgage-related products and services. She will also help the company streamline its business processes, cultivate new business relationships and expand its market presence.
Bill DuFour, President and Chief Operating Officer at Informative Research, describes the recent hiring of Phillips as a “major win” for the company.
“Susie brings a great deal to our team,” says DuFour. “She has the skills to help our company prosper, even in today’s challenging marketplace. And she’s a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in operations, customer and information services, sales support, product management and strategic planning. With her help, we anticipate great things.”
Shortly after assuming the VP role at Informative Research, Phillips began working with sales, marketing and information technology staff to assist with the rollout of a new credit report designed specifically for reverse mortgage applications. She also began researching opportunities for growth in the company’s product offerings and geographic sales coverage.
“The company [Informative Research] has remained healthy, despite the well-publicized challenges faced by the mortgage industry,” Phillips said. “It’s my job to make sure that remains true. But it’s also my job to make sure that we’re positioned to excel when the market rebounds.”
Prior to joining Informative Research, Phillips spent 10 years in production technology support and strategic planning for the Retail Division of Countrywide Home Loans. Most recently, she served as Executive Vice President of Diversification Initiation and Strategic Planning at a Countrywide subsidiary, where she helped to develop and introduce credit software.
“The credit you need, the connections you want.”
Informative Research, founded in 1946, is a leading provider of credit and mortgage-related information to the lending community. The company offers credit-reporting services, credit rescoring programs and flood determination products, as well as connectivity to a growing list of primary and secondary market lending channels. Based in Garden Grove, Calif., Informative Research continually develops new technologies and cultivates industry relationships that enable customers to minimize risk, expedite the loan process and increase profitability. For more information, call 800.473.4633, or visit our website.