Shawnda Merriman Denver Business Journal Nomination

Shawnda Merriman Selected as a Denver Business Journal Outstanding Women in Business Nominee

Shawnda Merriman & Omar Quddus Denver Business Journal NomineeDigital Risk is pleased to announce that our very own Shawnda Merriman, Senior Vice President of Component Servicing and Surveillance and Site Manager for our Denver office, has been selected as one of the 2014 Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business Nominees!

Each year, the Denver Business Journal recognizes metro Denver’s most influential women with the Outstanding Women In Business awards. A total of 140 women were selected as nominees, and 12 of those women will be honored in the categories of architecture, engineering and construction; banking, finance and accounting; communications, media and public relations; education, government and nonprofits; health care; large business owner; law; real estate; small business owner; technology and telecommunications; and lifetime achievement.

As a nominee, Shawnda was invited to attend the Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business Awards Luncheon & Expo on Thursday, August 21 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Denver Convention Center. This event is hosted to recognize Denver’s most influential women and announce the Women in Business Awards winners. Shawnda and her guest, Denver Component Servicing Analyst Alicia Roberts, attended the event and enjoyed a networking hour, video highlights of award’s finalists and awards presentation.

Please join us in congratulating Shawnda on this tremendous accomplishment and thank her for all that she does for Digital Risk and for the mortgage industry at large.

Dena Jalbert MReport 35 Under 35

Digital Risk’s Dena Jalbert Featured in MReport’s “35 Under 35”

MReport 2014 Thirty-Five Under Thirty-FiveWe are delighted to share that one of Digital Risk’s leaders, SVP of Administration Operations Dena Jalbert has been profiled in the August issue of MReport as part of the magazine’s “35 Under 35” feature!

This feature profiles 35 women from across the country who are making extraordinary impacts on the housing industry. As MReport puts it, “These 35 rising stars – all under the age of 35 – are poised to make significant strides that will leave a lasting (and luminous) impression for decades to come.

Dena’s profile aptly begins with “Every organization needs a backbone…”, and we here at Digital Risk know that Dena, given her creativity, collaborate skills, flexibility and industry foresight, is the perfect backbone for our company.

So please join us in congratulating Dena for this outstanding honor!





Jeff Taylor Most Connected

Jeff Taylor Named By NMP Magazine’s “25 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals”

NMP 25 Most Connected CoverWe are proud to announce that Digital Risk’s Managing Partner Jeff Taylor has been selected as one of the “25 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals” of 2014 by National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Jeff is featured in August’s Social Media Month issue.

The 25 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals is a list of mortgage professionals selected by their peers and the NMP staff who are highly connected on social networks and have a heavy influence on social media at large. These individuals have a large number of real followers on Twitter, a lot of “Likes” on Facebook or have a very popular blog or video show. In one or more of these respects, they’re considered to be one of the mortgage industry’s 25 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals.

See the issue here: August’s Social Media Month.

Congratulations Jeff!


Help Complying With Financial Regulations

Help Complying With Financial Regulations

Help Complying With Financial Regulations
Mortgage Daily
June 11, 2014

Digital Risk Chief Legal Officer, Debbie Hoffman discusses financial regulations and risks within the mortgage industry that need to be consistently managed. Service providers must be on their toes to keep up with these frequent changes that play such a big part in the mortgage industry. Additionally each state interprets these regulations differently adding increased difficulty to what is already a complex process.

Hoffman examines the different compliance policies and procedures that could be required for financial institutions as a result of the various interpretations. “Banks are subject to both ‘trickle up’ and ‘trickle down’ examination/audits from both state and federal regulatory bodies, and thus it is critical that banks assess the existence and depth of regulatory knowledge and compliance of a mortgage company or other vendor,” says Debbie. This poses systemic regulatory risk to vendors depending on the states in which they operate. In order to help minimize much of the risk, licensing requirements are consistently becoming more stringent, especially for mortgage loan originators at non-bank lenders, with an individual license needed for each state in which they operate in addition to the required MLO license.