PROVO, Utah, Dec 01, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, today announced that company President Paul Clifford has been honored with HousingWire magazine’s 2016 Vanguard Award(TM). Clifford was recognized for his leadership in residential mortgage e-recording and collaboration technologies and for his overall contributions to the U.S. housing economy.

Clifford founded Simplifile more than 16 years ago. Under his leadership, the company’s flagship e-recording service helped revolutionize the title and recording industries and today connects more than 17,000 settlement agents to county recorders in more than 1,539 jurisdictions throughout the United States. Simplifile’s e-recording network, the nation’s largest, continues to grow at a pace that exceeds one new county every other day.

During the last year, Clifford has focused on expanding Simplifile’s Collaboration and Post Closing services, which enable lenders and settlement agents to share and validate real estate data and documents in real time via a secure, web-based environment. Simplifile has completed technology integrations with several popular title and mortgage loan origination platforms under Clifford’s guidance, and the company has significantly expanded the network of lenders participating in its Collaboration and Post Closing services.

“I am deeply honored to be recognized among such a remarkable group of industry leaders,” Clifford said. “Bringing Simplifile Collaboration to market is a goal I have been working toward for almost 17 years, and it’s one that I could not have achieved if my dream was not shared by some of the best talent in the industry.”

The 40 senior-level executives recognized as 2016 Vanguard Award winners were selected by HousingWire’s editorial staff based on their demonstrated leadership and influence on the housing industry at large.

“The HW Vanguards continued to impress going into its second year; the winners are second-to-none, and this list represents the finest cross-section of mortgage talent available,” said Jacob Gaffney, HousingWire editor-in-chief.

About Simplifile

Simplifile, the nation’s largest e-recording network, was founded in 2000 to connect settlement agents and county recorders via its e-recording service. Today Simplifile has broadened its services to include collaboration tools and post-closing visibility for mortgage lenders and settlement agents working together on real estate documents. Through Simplifile, users can securely record, share, and track documents, data, and fees with ease.

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About HousingWire

HousingWire is by far the nation’s most influential source of news and information for U.S. mortgage markets, boasting a readership that spans lending, servicing, investments, and real estate market participants as well as financial market professionals. Winner of numerous awards, including a 2012 Eddie Award for national editorial excellence in the B-to-B Banking/Business/Finance, HousingWire has been recognized for excellence in journalism by the Society of Business Editors and Writers, the American Society of Business Press Editors, the National Association of Real Estate Editors, and Trade Association Business Publications International.

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