Ellie Mae Hires Software Veteran Cathleen Schreiner Gates as Senior Vice President of Sales And Client Services

PLEASANTON, CA – March 8, 2012 – Ellie Mae® (NYSE Amex: ELLI), a leading provider of enterprise level, on-demand automated solutions for the residential mortgage industry, today announced that Cathleen Schreiner Gates has joined the company as its senior vice president (SVP) of sales and client services.

In this role, Ms. Schreiner Gates is responsible for all client-facing activities, including new client acquisition, implementation, training, client services, on-going account management and client care. She reports to Jonathan Corr, chief operating officer (COO) of Ellie Mae.

Ms. Schreiner Gates joins Ellie Mae with more than 25 years experience, working in marketing, sales and field operations with various companies, including start-ups and high-growth companies, where she helped them transition into successful software as a service (SaaS) providers. Most recently, she was SVP of sales and client services at Bersin & Associates, LLC, Oakland, CA, a global provider of research, tools and advisory services in talent management, corporate learning, leadership development, talent acquisition and human resources.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Schreiner Gates has held executive management and senior sales positions at Clickability, MarketTools, Keynote Systems, SiteROCK and NinthHouse Network. Most notably, she spent more than 10 years at Hyperion Solutions, a business-performance-management software company acquired by Oracle in 2007. In her role as VP of sales, she helped the company grow its revenues from $10M to $500M. During her tenure, Hyperion went public, acquired four companies and moved into several new markets.

“Ellie Mae's business model is rapidly shifting from an enterprise software to SaaS,” said Corr. “Cathleen's experience at Hyperion is exactly what we were looking for. Not only is she a proven sales leader, but she is also someone who understands the complete client experience and can help us maximize client satisfaction as a SaaS provider.”

About Ellie Mae

Ellie Mae, Inc. is a leading provider of on-demand automation solutions for the mortgage industry. The Company offers an end-to-end solution, delivered using a Software-as-a Service model that serves as the core operating system for mortgage originators and spans customer relationship management, loan origination, and business management. The Company also hosts the Ellie Mae Network™ that allows mortgage professionals to conduct electronic business transactions with the lenders and settlement service providers they work with, to process and fund loans. The Company's offerings include the Encompass®, Encompass360® and DataTrac® mortgage management software systems.

To learn more about Ellie Mae, visit www.EllieMae.com or call 877.355.4362.

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Bill Campbell
Campbell Lewis Communications

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