Melanie Simpson Joins Ellie Mae as Executive Vice President of Human Resources

Former Human Resources General Manager at Microsoft joins leadership team at growing SaaS organization

PLEASANTON, Calif. – July 21, 2016Ellie Mae® (NYSE:ELLI), a leading provider of innovative on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry, today announced that Melanie Simpson has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Human Resources. In this role, Melanie will be responsible for setting the human resources agenda, enabling the company’s ongoing growth attracting and retaining talent and leading professional development strategy to ensure Ellie Mae remains a competitive and award-winning employer.

Prior to joining Ellie Mae, Melanie spent eight years working for the Microsoft Corporation. Most recently she served as the General Manager of Human Resources for Microsoft’s World Wide Services businesses where she was responsible for partnering with business leaders and leading the human resources agenda for a 21,000-person organization that stretched across multiple functions, sites and geographies. Before joining Microsoft, Melanie held roles with Safeco Insurance, GE Money and GE Plastics. Melanie holds a bachelor’s in Engineering from the University of Melbourne and a Post Graduate certificate in Human Resources Management from Swinburne University.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Ellie Mae at such an exciting time,” Simpson said. “I look forward to working with leadership at Ellie Mae to develop a human resources strategy to ensure that we are recruiting and retaining top talent in this fiercely competitive high-tech sector. Nothing is more important than investing in our team. As we build our open platform and work toward our mission to automate everything automatable for the residential mortgage industry, we will ensure we have the right people in place to support our growth and development.”

Ellie Mae’s Encompass all-in-one mortgage management solution 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 180,000 contracted users and thousands of mortgage companies, including seven of the top 25 largest U.S. mortgage lenders.

“I’m very pleased to welcome Melanie to the Ellie Mae team,” said Jonathan Corr, president and CEO of Ellie Mae. “As a rapidly growing high tech organization, Melanie’s wealth of experience will help align our human resources strategies with our organizational objectives to position us for continued success and performance and to make sure we remain a best place to work.”

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 or call 877.355.4362 to learn more.


Erica Harvill
Ellie Mae, Inc.
(925) 227-5913

Alexandra Gardell Kreuter
(646) 428-0618

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