Alex Hughes Joins Ellie Mae as Vice President of Investor Relations

PLEASANTON, Calif. – April 13, 2016Ellie Mae® (NYSE:ELLI), a leading provider of innovative on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry, today announced that Alex Hughes has joined the company as Vice President of Investor Relations. Alex will serve as a key liaison between Ellie Mae’s management team and its growing investor-base and analyst community, and will help lead strategic and financial communications to this important constituency. He will be based at Ellie Mae’s corporate headquarters in Pleasanton, California and report directly to Ed Luce, Chief Financial Officer.

Alex brings nearly two decades of investor relations and financial markets experience. Prior to Ellie Mae, he established and led the IR functions at high tech companies Dolby Laboratories and Chegg Inc., as well as helped lead IR for Sun Microsystems. Alex graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

"Alex’s extensive investor relations experience will make him a valuable addition to our team," said Ed Luce, Chief Financial Officer of Ellie Mae. "We believe that he will be an effective spokesman for Ellie Mae’s strategy, performance and value proposition as we continue to grow our business."

Ellie Mae is the creator of Encompass®, the all-in-one mortgage management solution that enables banks, credit unions and mortgage lenders to create and fund mortgages and improve compliance, loan quality and efficiency. Encompass is used by more than 136,000 mortgage professionals and thousands of mortgage companies, including seven of the 25 largest U.S. mortgage lenders.

"I am very excited to join Ellie Mae and I look forward to working with the team to broaden our investor-base and analyst community as we continue to highlight the tremendous value Ellie Mae is creating across its growing Encompass platform,” said Hughes.

For more information about Ellie Mae Investor Relations, visit http://www.elliemae.com/about/investor-relations

About Ellie Mae

Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) is a leading provider of innovative on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry. Mortgage lenders of all sizes use Ellie Mae’s Encompass® all-in-one mortgage management solution, Mavent Compliance Service, and AllRegs research, reference and education resources to improve compliance, loan quality and efficiency across the entire mortgage lifecycle. Visit EllieMae.com or call (877) 355-4362 to learn more.

PRESS CONTACT

Erica Harvill
Ellie Mae, Inc.
(925) 227-5913
Erica.harvill@elliemae.com

Alexandra Gardell Kreuter
Allison+Partners
(646) 428-0618
EllieMae@allisonpr.com

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