HW Tech Trendsetter Award

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Argyle CEO Named HousingWire Tech Trendsetter

Shmulik Fishman was selected for his innovation and impact on the mortgage industry.

Big congratulations are in order for Argyle’s Founder and CEO, Shmulik Fishman, on being named a 2023 Tech Trendsetter by HousingWire.

He is among a short list of product and technology leaders recognized for their dynamic and significant contributions to the U.S. mortgage and real estate industries.

"HousingWire's Tech Trendsetters award provides a unique platform for us to shine a spotlight on the visionaries steering the course of the tech organizations that are reshaping the housing landscape," HousingWire's editor-in-chief, Sarah Wheeler, said. "These trailblazers play a pivotal role in the success of their mortgage and real estate clientele. Once again, they have exceeded expectations, addressing some of the most pressing challenges within the housing sector with ingenuity and determination."

Shmulik’s contributions to the mortgage industry started in 2018 when he founded Argyle. The venture would go on to pioneer a direct-source, real-time alternative to manual income and employment verifications and expensive verification databases. 

In the five years since, Argyle has proven itself the leader in mortgage-ready income and employment verifications powered by consumer-permissioned payroll connections. In addition to integrating with the industry’s premier loan origination systems, Argyle became the first verifications vendor of its kind to receive approval from Fannie Mae to serve as an authorized report supplier for the Desktop Underwriter® validation service, a component of Day 1 Certainty®. 

Today, Argyle is changing the game for mortgage lenders and borrowers alike by drastically reducing the costs associated with verifications, increasing efficiencies across the loan cycle by eliminating the back-and-forth typically associated with collecting income and employment documentation, and mitigating compliance risks through the use of wholly accurate, direct-source data.

And at the helm of it all is Shmulik, whose vision and leadership are well-deserving of this latest honor. Kudos, Shmulik!

Check out the full list of 2023 winners.