LenderClose Expands Leadership Team by Bringing in Jill Skinner as Chief Marketing Officer


DES MOINES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LenderClose, a real estate portfolio and home equity lending fintech, has appointed financial services marketing veteran Jill Skinner as chief marketing officer (CMO). Skinner joins LenderClose from Wells Fargo, where she spent more than 12 years in marketing leadership roles.

“Jill has a clear passion for technology and financial services and is highly attuned to the end-user experience,” said LenderClose Founder and CEO Omar Jordan. “Jill will help shape our company’s marketing and go-to-market strategy while partnering with the leadership team to drive our company’s vision forward. His leadership experience comes at a crucial time as LenderClose is poised for massive growth.

In 2021, LenderClose completed a $10 million Series B funding round and grew the number of employees and executives from 32 to 72 to date. Today, nearly 400 credit unions and community banks use the proprietary fintech platform. Jordan anticipates that the technology solutions LenderClose provides to home equity lenders will deliver tremendous value to LenderClose customers, resulting in accelerated growth for the company.

“The opportunity at LenderClose has all the right ingredients – a culture of innovation, products with proven demand and strong corporate leadership,” Skinner said. “I’m excited to be part of the company’s significant growth and look forward to further elevating the brand and value in this next stage of expansion.”

Most recently, Skinner was senior vice president of marketing at Wells Fargo, where she led digital customer growth for consumer deposits. In this role, she defined the digital marketing customer acquisition strategy and was part of a cross-functional team tasked with transforming the digital customer journey for new customers.

Prior to that, Skinner spent eight years marketing Wells Fargo home loans, building successful digital mortgage customer acquisition programs. She also managed the strategy and execution of end-to-end integrated mortgage marketing campaigns. His long career in marketing also includes e-commerce experience at OfficeMax and Dotdash Meredith.

Skinner holds a master’s degree from Drake University and a bachelor’s degree from Grandview College.

About LenderClose, Inc.

LenderClose is a cloud-native home and mortgage lending technology platform that transforms the lending process by injecting workflows and automation solutions with a premier partner ecosystem for credit unions and community banks . A feature-rich, multi-solution technology aimed at providing lenders with the best in class user experience. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, the fintech company has seen rapid growth in market share. Learn more about LenderClose at lenderclose.com or via social media on LinkedIn or Twitter.


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