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Flexibility and Scalability: The lynchpin of a modern Loan Origination system

Jonathan Gelhaus, CIO of Time Investment Company, and Collin Lesser, Co-founder & President at NewSpring Acceptance Corporation, are joining our panel for the upcoming ZipChat to discuss the lynchpin of a modern loan origination system – flexibility and scalability.

Key Discussion Points:

  • Most significant challenges in every stage of the loan origination process
  • Building modern intuitive LO systems that enable faster credit decision-making
  • Impact of flexible and scalable LO systems
  • Expert insights on the need-of-the-hour capabilities of LO systems


In the Loan Origination game, you are not going to win with features and functionality. Loan Origination is a well-known problem, therefore differentiation is the name of the game. The key to success is to provide a friendly and intuitive consumer interface, and a scalable system that can adapt to the needs of the business.

A modern LO system will integrate purpose-built systems orchestrated by a nimble workflow engine that executes your best-of-breed process. It will also have a flexible decision engine with the ability to be customized with minimal IT support.

So, join us from your peloton or grab some popcorn on the couch for this interactive ZipChat session!

On Demand Recording

Meet our panelists

Jonathan Gelhaus, Chief Information Officer, Time Investment Company

Jon Gelhaus is a hands-on technology leader with over 20 years of experience in systems architecture and modernization, digital transformation, cloud adoption, BI & analytics, and managing organizational change to achieve business results. Jon specializes in commercial insurance, lending, and consumer finance serving mid-market and Fortune 100 companies.

Michael Watson, VP Engineering at Excellarate

Mike is a veteran engineering leader with over 15 years of experience leading software teams. Mike’s passion is in helping software product development organizations transition into strong Agile practices and cultures within. He has experience working with large and medium public companies (such as Motorola and Tangoe), as well as mid-to-late stage startups (such as 4thpass, Solbright, and Quintessence). Mike has been fortunate to work with a few of the leading minds in modern agile process development.

Collin Lesser, Co-founder & President at NewSpring Acceptance Corporation

Collin is the Co-Founder and President of NewSpring Acceptance Corporation, a specialty finance company focused on financing home fixture assets for non-prime consumers. Prior to NewSpring, Collin was the Chief Strategy Officer at Coastal Credit, LLC, an auto finance company, where he was responsible for managing and streamlining servicing processes in addition to managing core finance functions. Before Collin worked in consumer finance, he worked in private equity at Parthenon Capital Partners where he analyzed and executed a variety of transactions in the financial services sector with additional prior transactional experience from the Technology, Media & Telecom Investment Banking group at J.P. Morgan.

John Moroney, VP Sales and Marketing at Excellarate

John is a multi-faceted executive who can accelerate growth in small to mid sized software & IT services companies. He has held multiple executive positions with startup to mid-sized ERP/Supply Chain software companies. Built and led sales teams to industry leading win rates and cost of sales through integrated marketing & sales systems and solution selling.