Partner is proud to announce the appointment of Charles Mel as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). With a remarkable track record spanning over two decades, Charles brings extensive experience as a technology leader across diverse industries, showcasing notable achievements in team leadership, process improvements, and major application development projects.
In his role at Partner, Charles will collaborate closely with the C-Suite to establish a comprehensive vision for technology-driven transformation within the organization. Joe Derhake, CEO, expressed enthusiasm for the future, stating, “We believe that Partner will be viewed as a technology-enabled consulting firm in five years. Charles’s leadership will be instrumental in fostering a best-in-class client experience by leveraging technology, while trust and technical expertise remain paramount.”
Mel’s most recent role as Chief Technology & Strategy Officer for a fintech company serving the single-family residential mortgage business aligns seamlessly with Partner’s vision. His expertise has been particularly attractive, considering the Mortgage Bankers Association’s focus on data standards and the forward-looking nature of residential real estate technology.
Partner has invested heavily in technology for the past several years with a team dedicated to innovative app development and world-class technology infrastructure. This has allowed the company to drive efficiencies and advancements in its processes, service delivery, and data management. It has also advanced the company’s mission to provide an unparalleled client experience with the development of SiteLynx, a platform for ordering, receiving and analyzing reports and property data. The company’s commitment to technology advancements is clear, and Mel’s decades of experience will provide valuable mentorship and vision to drive future progress.
Charles Mel, in response to his new role, expressed excitement, stating, “I am very excited to lead the technology group at Partner; this has been the most welcoming community I have experienced in my career, and I am looking forward to adding my expertise to the talented technology team to further delight our customers.”
Joe Derhake concluded, “We are so excited to have Charles join the Partner team. I believe our clients will perceive our technology offerings as part of our value proposition as Charles continues to develop Partner’s evolution toward a technology-enabled consulting firm.”