Tom Knapp winnes 2018 MPA Hot 100
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Waterstone Mortgage CIO Tom Knapp Awarded MPA's "Hot 100"

February 18, 2018
MPA's Hot 100 list honors the mortgage industry's most engaging, most successful and most innovative people.

We’re proud to announce that our Chief Information Officer (CIO) Tom Knapp has been named on Mortgage Professional America (MPA)’s “Hot 100” list for 2018.

This award honors the top 100 professionals who are known for “turning up the heat” in the mortgage industry (essentially, these are the movers and shakers of their field).

We are honored to have Tom as an essential member of our executive leadership team. Without his invaluable expertise and guidance, we wouldn’t be where we are today.

As our CIO, Tom headed up the company’s mobile app initiative, which was launched last year. Waterstone Mobile brings the loan process to the customer’s fingertips (via their mobile devices).

He also oversees new technology initiatives, web applications, technology infrastructure support, information systems, and vendor management. Our VP – Information Services, Heidi Roberts, has collaborated with Tom on many of these projects and initiatives.

“Tom is an exceptional leader widely known and respected in both the financial and technology sectors,” Heidi says. “He has the creative ability to develop proprietary solutions that are groundbreaking in the industry. A respected leader and mentor and an all-around good guy, Tom is quick with a smile to passing colleagues, a helping hand to those in need and an attitude that says anything is possible.”

Tom received the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Chief Information Officer of the Year Award for 2018, and he is a member of Ellie Mae’s CIO Advisory Board.

In his down time, Tom likes to indulge in Italian food. If he could live anywhere in the world, he would choose Ireland. Preferably, he would be driving his dream car – a 1969 Corvette convertible – around the Irish countryside.