Altavera Mortgage Services SVP Penny Nelson Selected to HousingWire 2016 Women of Influence

DENVER, Colo., August 1, 2016 — Altavera Mortgage Services (Altavera), the premier provider of third-party residential mortgage origination services, is pleased to announce that its senior vice president of mortgage operations Penny Nelson has been named to HousingWire’s 2016 Women of Influence list.

According to HousingWire, its annual Women of Influence list honors “individuals who are making notable contributions to both their businesses and to the industry at large – with a specific focus on contributions made in the most recent 12 months. Their energy, ideas, achievements, as well as commitment to excellence and progress give us a look at the future of the industry.”

At Altavera, Nelson oversees all mortgage operations, including processing, underwriting, closing, quality control and training. She joined Altavera from Urban Lending Solutions, where she led the mortgage origination services group and oversaw its growth from 10 to more than 300 staff members in 12 months.  

Previously, Nelson served more than three decades as a mortgage executive, senior underwriter, loan officer and processor. More than twenty of those years were spent in operations management at start-up or high-growth companies, where Nelson focused on procedural development, risk management, training and staff development.

“Penny Nelson’s influence on the mortgage industry spans decades and organizations, as well as shifting responsibilities and regulations,” said Altavera President Brian Simons. “A natural leader, Penny has tirelessly shared her hard-earned wisdom and insight, thus ensuring that others benefit and, in turn, positively impact the industry themselves.”

“The mark of a true woman of influence is measured not merely by her accomplishments over days or years but by her distinctive impact amassed and shared over time,” said Altavera COO Debora Aydelotte. “Penny Nelson is such a woman, and Altavera clients are among the beneficiaries.”

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