President & CEO
Mark McElroy began his career in Fortune 100 application development and technology deployment in 1984. He has since been involved in major application development and technology support for Healthcare, Wholesale Distribution and Technologies Consulting that have resulted in countless successful implementations helping businesses save millions of dollars in efficiencies. In 1993 he moved to implementing SAP in large multi-national companies and in 1996 became a partner in IT Services, Inc. where, as a key member of the executive management team, he helped grow that business to $40M in annual revenues by 2000.
In May 2001, along with several other investors, McElroy purchased RamQuest, Inc., a provider of solutions for the title and settlement industry. During McElroy’s tenure as President and CEO, RamQuest increased revenue more than 28 fold achieving 50 consecutive quarters of profitability and establishing a user base exceeding 30,000 users nationwide. In addition, McElroy launched several new products for the title industry.
In 2011, under McElroy’s direction, RamQuest began to widen its focus and develop products and services under the Pavaso brand for vertical real estate markets. In 2014, Pavaso officially separated and launched as its own entity and now operates independently serving the real estate market with McElroy as President and CEO.
Executive Vice President of Sales
As Executive Vice President of Sales, Dan plans and develops strategies for cultivating business and achieving sales goals, in addition to managing the sales team, operations and resources. He has over 30 years of sales experience and over 25 specifically in sales management.
Dan has had significant experience with startups, including building company infrastructure, developing sales groups, setting direction and growing revenue. He helped to start two companies which, under his leadership, went on to grow their sales from zero to over $10 million and $30 million in sales.
Larry has over 35 years of business and technology experience and brings high level strategic thinking and detailed technology understanding to Pavaso. He started his career as a computer programmer in 1978 and has worked his way up through multiple technical and management positions.
As founder and business owner of various successful startups such as Leopard Enterprises (later sold to KnowledgeBase Marketing) and Title Plant Software, he has retained his detailed technical edge while delivering real results in the technology field. Larry brings his business startup knowledge, business process understanding and technical successes to Pavaso to oversee all technology endeavors.
Executive Vice President of Operations
Cheryl Baillis is the Executive Vice President of Operations at Pavaso. As an industry veteran, she brings 20+ years of experience and a wealth of operational management experience to Pavaso. This experience includes local, national, and international operations, working with one of the largest national underwriters and one of the top 50 lenders in the country.
She has held several executive management roles within the real estate industry with subject matter expertise in title and settlement services. She uses this industry knowledge and experience to assist in strengthening the foundation of the operations within Pavaso, while also expanding Pavaso’s services by developing solutions for all parts of the transaction from contract to close.
Brenda B. Clem
Executive Vice President of Capital Markets
Brenda Clem is the Executive Vice President of Capital Markets at Pavaso. Previously, she has served in the mortgage industry with over 30 years of experience in operations and secondary markets. Brenda is an active member of The Mortgage Bankers Association with a Certified Mortgage Banker certificate and has served on various committees within MBA and MISMO.
She is currently co-chair of the eWarehouse Workgroup, frequently speaking at industry events and authoring several industry articles. At Pavaso, she uses her industry knowledge and leadership to implement a new standard for industry practices which improves compliance and transparency in the mortgage transaction.
Nancy G. Pratt
Vice President of Partner Relations & Government Affairs
Nancy G. Pratt is the Vice President of Partner Relations and Government Affairs for Pavaso. She provides team leadership in attaining company goals, and manages the strategic relationships for the growth of the company. She is responsible for maintaining the relationships at a Federal and State level and understanding key regulatory issues and laws that pertain to the operations of Pavaso. She is involved with Sales Support and the strategy of the promotion and development of the Digital Mortgage Solutions throughout the Title agent network and lender segment of the industry.
Nancy has over 14 years of experience in the eMortgage/eClosing space, which played a key role in leading the go-to-market and implementation strategies for Pavaso's two CFPB pilots. Nancy has been in the mortgage/title industry for over 35 years and highlights of her career include industry milestones of performing the first complete eMortgage with lenders and conducting the first ever FHA and VA eClosings.
Nancy has been invited to speak at various Industry Conventions as an eClosing/eMortgage subject expert. She is a member of the ALTA Government Affairs, Public Relations, State Regulatory Action and Technology Committee, ALTA Remote online Notary Taskforce and has been an ALTA Springboard facilitator in 2017 and 2018. She is the Co-chair of the MBA MISMO eMortgage Group and was elected to the MISMO Board of Governance Technology Committee in 2017 and 2018. She is also member of MBA’s Residential Technology Committee. Nancy is also a member of PRIA, MBA, MISMO, ESRA, RESPRO, NPA and has served on the eMortgage FNMA Innovation Team.
Nancy was named as a Leading Lady in the Mortgage Industry by The MReport in 2015. In 2016, she was a recipient of the 2016 MBA Tech All Star Award and was named as an Elite Women in Mortgage by Mortgage Professional America and was named one of Housing Wire’s Women of Influence in 2017.
Senior Vice President, Product Strategy
Avi Marcus is the Senior Vice President of Product Strategy at Pavaso. He has gained deep industry knowledge by sitting at the intersection of business, technology, and law, and he understands how those areas converge to impact real estate/mortgage industry organizations.
As a strategist and a technologist, Avi is able to leverage that background to help lead the Product team to support Pavaso and its customers. Prior to joining Pavaso, he worked for a national title underwriter, MERS, and co-founded a software startup.
Vice President Product Strategy
Jay began his career at RamQuest Inc. as a Business Analyst working specifically on the Pavaso project. Through Pavaso’s inception, he was promoted to Director of Product Management and helped to design the Pavaso platform, Digital Close and Signing Table applications from the beginning.
Today, Jay focuses on designing new products and enhancements to Pavaso’s solutions, and works closely with the development and marketing teams ensuring that all solutions meet defined requirements and provide a quality end-user experience.
Vice President of Product Management – Core Applications
Matt has spent his career creatively simplifying complex, enterprise-class technology and service solutions in the Telecommunications, Title, Healthcare, and Mortgage industries.
Prior to joining Pavaso, Matt was a senior manager in the Healthcare Solutions Development group at Dell Services, where he managed a team of professionals in user experience, business analysis, training and tech writing.
In addition to his skills and expertise in branding, marketing and advertising, Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in user-centered design, information architecture, human-computer interaction, and front-end web technologies.