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Pat Kinsel

Pat Kinsel

Founder & CEO

Notarize Welcomes Wendy Ivanoski as VP of Enterprise Strategy

Overhauling industries isn't easy, and our teams at Notarize work tirelessly to design technology and workflows that produce results for our customers. We hold ourselves to lofty standards and even loftier aspirations.

To help our dreams become reality, we're excited to welcome Wendy Ivanoski as our VP of Enterprise Strategy. Wendy joins Notarize after 17 years in the financial services industry; she was in organizations including State Street Corporation and Santander Bank.

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Notarize Welcomes Kate Brigham as VP of Product

At Notarize, we're proud to play a part in helping signers across the globe realize their dreams – buying a home, starting a business, or planning for the future.

We're constantly refining our product to produce a seamless and more secure signing experience. That's why we're so excited to announce that Kate Brigham has joined as our VP of Product.

And she is ready to spearhead big, important change.

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Title Agents on Notarize Can Complete Their Own Closings in 13 States

Notarize celebrated its fifth birthday on April 20, and despite everything happening in our world today, it was nice to pause and reflect on how far we’ve come.

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We're Opening the Notarize Platform, Adding 1,000 Notaries

At Notarize, we’ve seen firsthand how the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is throwing the worlds of real estate and notary into crisis. The sacred notarial process – rooted in face-to-face interaction for hundreds of years – cannot function amidst a life-threatening pandemic. Industries that rely upon notaries are grinding to a halt.

To help solve the challenge of our time, we are opening the Notarize platform to commissioned notaries and title agents to meet the surge in demand for online notarizations.

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Notarize and Mace Announce Integration for Encompass Lenders Nationwide

Across years of legislative, regulatory, and product innovation, we’re proud to have made digital real estate closings a reality. Over the last two years, millions of eNotes have been registered with MERS and now, consumers are demanding technology-led home buying experiences for the first time in history.

That's why we couldn't be more excited to partner with Mace that empowers lenders to offer borrowers a seamless eClosing solution via Notarize’s award-winning closing automation platform. 

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Our Commitment to Community and Continuity During the (COVID-19) Outbreak

Like millions of you, the Notarize team has been paying close attention to the news surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In light of recent events, we’ve taken several measures to ensure that we protect the health of our Notarize community and continue to offer a world-class customer experience during these uncertain times.

As the situation evolves, we may update this post accordingly.

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Notarize & Stewart Title Partner to Bring Fully Hybrid & Online Closings

We completed the first online closing in the country with Stewart back in 2017, and since then, have completed thousands of closings – both fully online and hybrid – for buyers and sellers from across the country and while traveling abroad. Scott Gillen and the team have been incredible partners along the way, tirelessly working to make the consumer experience in home buying best-in-class with industry-leading technology.

Today, we're excited to share our next chapter together. Today we're announcing a partnership with Stewart Title that will give its direct offices and independent agents the ability to offer fully online and hybrid closings powered by Notarize. Together, the experience and expertise Stewart and Notarize have will bring rapid deployment and adoption across the country.

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Announcing Notarize for Credit Unions

We’ve spent the last year working with banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions on what a world-class experience looks like for their customers. Since then, we’ve won the nation’s largest credit unions, retirement services companies, and small business lenders to offer a service that delivers on that promise.

Today, we're excited to share that evolution, and announce our newest solution: Notarize for Credit Unions.

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Notarize & FAN partner to Use Notarize's Tools to Perform Online Closings

Rewired was a massive success. With more than 300 attendees from over 200 companies, it was incredible to see everyone gathered for our one-day event. From Fannie Mae and Ginnie Mae, to Opendoor and Dropbox, attendees left Miami excited and motivated to shape the future of the real estate industry.

We were also excited to share that after completing more than 25,000 online closings, we have announced a partnership with Florida Agency Network, to open our platform and empower Title Agents to perform their own online closings, powered by Notarize’s award-winning tools.

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Notarize Partners with Ellie Mae to Empower Every Borrower to Close Online

Our mission is to help people get into their dream home faster and for less cost. Digitizing the closing is the last thing keeping lenders from meeting consumers’ expectations. We partnered with Guaranteed Rate to reimagine the borrower experience for millions, and today, we're taking the next step to help lenders realize the vision of the complete digital mortgage process. 

Today we're announcing that we're partnering with Ellie Mae on an integration with Encompass, empowering lenders to access Notarize’s digital closing platform so every borrower can close online, from hybrid to full remote online closings.

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