SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that Jamie Hopkins, Esq., MBA, LLM, CLU(R), RICP(R), has joined its board of directors. A noted expert and frequent speaker on matters of financial planning and retirement income, Hopkins is also a distinguished professor who has educated thousands of financial services professionals over the course of his career.
In 2015, Investment News named Hopkins one of its top 40 financial services professionals under 40. He has contributed expert commentary on the strategic use of home equity in retirement income planning to such outlets as Forbes, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and was the keynote speaker at ReverseVision’s User Conference in January 2016.
“There are unique and growing opportunities for retirement advisors and reverse lenders to be of service to retirees,” said John Button, ReverseVision president and CEO. “As each industry comes to better understand the other, I am confident there will be substantive improvements in the quantity and performance of reverse loans in retirees’ overall portfolios. I am very pleased to have Jamie contributing his ideas and guidance to our efforts in this area.”
“I am honored and excited by the opportunity to join ReverseVision’s board of directors,” said Hopkins. “For many Americans, achieving a secure retirement will require the strategic use of home equity.”
He added, “This necessity will lead more people to use reverse mortgages than ever before. ReverseVision is perfectly situated to help expand the use of reverse mortgages and improve the retirement security of America.”
“We are delighted to welcome Jamie Hopkins to the ReverseVision board,” added Jeb Spencer, board chairman and managing partner of TVC Capital, a software-focused growth equity firm based in San Diego. “Jamie is well-known and respected among reverse mortgage lenders for his deep and academically grounded understanding of the role home equity plays in retirement income and financial planning. His experience and perspective will accelerate ReverseVision’s efforts to drive reverse mortgage growth within the financial services community.”
Hopkins is associate professor of taxation and co-director of the New York Life Center for Retirement Income at The American College of Financial Services in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He also holds the Larry R. Pike Chair in Insurance and Investments at The College, where he teaches courses in retirement, estate planning and life insurance. Hopkins’ law review articles have been published by the American and Pennsylvania Bar Associations and appear in such periodicals as Villanova Law Review, Nebraska Law Review and Hastings Science & Technology Law Journal.
Hopkins has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Davidson College. He earned a master’s degree in business administration as well as a juris doctor degree from Villanova University, where he graduated with honors. He also holds a master of laws degree from Temple University and has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter(R) (CLU(R)) and Retirement Certified Professional(R) (RICP(R)) financial planning designations from The American College.
Recognized as a Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500(TM) Company, ReverseVision, Inc. is the leading software and technology provider for the reverse mortgage industry, offering products and services focused exclusively on reverse mortgages. More reverse mortgages are originated monthly using ReverseVision technology than all other reverse mortgage LOS combined. ReverseVision has partnered with some of the finest and fastest-growing lending organizations in the U.S. to provide the leading reverse mortgage technology to brokers, correspondents, lenders and investors.
ReverseVision is recognized as a driving innovator in the reverse mortgage industry. ReverseVision continues to improve its software with frequent new innovations and by building on pioneering capabilities in reverse mortgage interactive graphs, scenario analysis, multi-environment performance analysis and workflow in the origination process.
For more information, visit http://www.reversevision.com/.