ClosingCorp, a provider of residential real estate closing cost data and technologies named Brian Benson as its new chief executive officer.
Benson is coming from CoreLogic Inc. where he served as vice president of sales and has a strong record of sales overachievement and revenue growth. He executed large-scale acquisitions and helped drive product development for marketing, market share, risk mitigation and e-commerce in the title and mid-market lending segments. Benson’s expertise spans many facets of the mortgage industry including title, lending, commercial and residential real estate brokerage, vendor management, as well as appraisal and secondary market operations.
“Brian has the leadership qualities to take ClosingCorp to the next level. As a company, we have experienced significant growth, and I have the utmost confidence that Brian will continue to drive that success,” said Paul Mass, who is stepping down as president of ClosingCorp. “While my role at the company has changed, I look forward to remaining actively involved as a member of the board and I will continue to support this management team however I can.”
Earlier in his career, Benson was manager of national accounts at United Parcel Service and a regional sales manager at USA Today. He is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and held several executive and leadership roles within the Coast Guard in Hawaii, Alaska, France, Japan and West Africa.
"The mortgage industry is facing unprecedented pressure from regulators to operate in an efficient and customer-first way,” said Benson. “By building an unparalleled repository of accurate closing cost data from industry service providers and delivering it through innovative technologies, ClosingCorp helps keep lenders compliant and demonstrates a commitment to improve the real estate transaction process for the consumer. I have been extremely impressed by the company’s vision, client focus and, of course, its foundation of great data. Paul and his team have done a super job, and I am truly honored for the opportunity to lead the company forward as it heads into an exciting new era."