- Vendor management and outsourcing of tech-related services;
- Information security;
- Dev Ops;
- System architecture;
- Engineering and data science, supporting product development – including AI capabilities.
MPA also asked Gateless COO Rick Lang to describe what part of Jackson’s background prepares him for his new role. “Over the course of his professional career,” Lang said, “Bryan has developed true domain expertise in all of these areas. In addition, during his time with Gateless, he has consistently demonstrated the creative, critical thinking, leadership and collaborative skills needed to be successful in this role.”
Lang outlined Jackson’s primary responsibilities in his former role with Gateless: “To be perfectly honest, Bryan was already responsible for many of these functions, except for direct oversight of our data science and document AI teams,” he said. “The combination of Bryan picking up these additional responsibilities, coupled with the realization that Bryan was already acting as our de facto CTO, led to the obvious choice of promoting him.”
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Jackson’s longevity with the company also made him a good fit for his new role, Lang noted. “Bryan has been with Gateless since our inception and is one of our founding members. He was part of a small group of individuals who helped incubate the Gateless concept within Guaranteed Rate, over three years ago, before it was spun off as an independent entity two years ago.”
Lang spoke to the tech-heavy focus of the appointment as it relates to the company’s broader mission: “The Gateless suite of products, Smart Underwrite in particular, will drive a faster, less complicated, more self-empowered consumer experience,” he said.