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Chief Economist, Office of the Chief Economist

Frank Nothaft is senior vice president and chief economist for CoreLogic. He leads the Office of the Chief Economist and is responsible for analysis, commentary and forecasting trends in global real estate, insurance and mortgage markets.

Before joining CoreLogic Frank served in a variety of leadership positions with increasing responsibility at Freddie Mac. Most recently, he was vice president and chief economist responsible for forecasts, research and analysis of the macro economy, housing and mortgage markets. Prior to Freddie Mac, Frank was an economist with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where he served in the mortgage and consumer finance section and as assistant to Governor Henry C. Wallich.

Principal Economist, Office of the Chief Economist

Molly Boesel is a principal economist for CoreLogic in the Office of the Chief Economist and is responsible for analyzing and forecasting housing and mortgage market trends.

She has more than 20 years of experience of expertise in mortgage market analysis, model development and risk analysis in the housing finance industry. Molly previously worked at both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. While at Fannie Mae she provided Fannie Mae’s official monthly forecast for the economy, housing market, and mortgage market stocks and flows, and provided analyses on trends in the mortgage market, including characteristics of borrowers, homeowners, and mortgage products.

Deputy Chief Economist, Office of the Chief Economist

Sam Khater is the Deputy Chief Economist at CoreLogic, America’s largest provider of advanced property and ownership information, analytics and services. He is responsible for analysis and commentary on the real estate and mortgage markets and is regularly quoted by trade publications and national news outlets, such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg, etc.

Prior to joining CoreLogic, he was a Sr. Economist at Fannie Mae in the Economics and Housing and Community Development divisions. His responsibilities included economic, mortgage and housing finance policy research and analysis. Before joining Fannie Mae, he was an Economist at the National Association of Realtors and he was in charge of producing economic and housing forecasts.

Senior Hazard Scientist, Insurance and Spatial Solutions

Dr. Thomas Jeffery is senior hazard scientist for CoreLogic Spatial Solutions. He is the lead scientist on development of various CoreLogic hazard risk datasets, including wildfire risk, coastal storm surge risk, earthquake risk and Florida sinkhole risk, and works with many of the top 100 U.S. insurance companies to help implement hazard risk models in automated underwriting and pricing systems.

Tom is a nationally recognized leader in wildfire risk modeling and has been involved in brushfire modeling since the 1990s. He began his career as a Ph.D. graduate student at the University of Nebraska, at the Center for Advanced Land Management and Information Technology (CALMIT). Building on his early work in brushfire risk modeling, he continues to investigate and develop brushfire databases, using the most current geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing tools and data available.

Principal Economist, Decision Analytics & Research Team

David Stiff is principal economist for the CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indexes®; in this role David directs the research and development of the quantitative valuation, home price index and forecasting models.

David has been working with the Case-Shiller Indices since 2000. Prior to that he held the position of manager of regional economics at Standard & Poor’s DRI, where he supervised the production of economic forecasts for all U.S. states, cities, and counties. Before that, he worked at S.H. Putman Associates, where he was responsible for the programming and implementation of a system of computer models used to forecast economic activity in metropolitan areas.

Junior Economist, Office of the Chief Economist

Shu Chen is a junior economist for the CoreLogic information solutions group. In this role, she is part of the Office of the Chief Economist working with senior economists to provide insights for the Home Price Index, foreclosure reports and she regularly performs analysis of the home value equity report.

Staff Scientist, Decision Analytics & Research Team

Xiaolin Tan is a staff scientist of Decision Analytics and Research Team (DART) in CoreLogic. She has more than 6 years’ experience in building statistical models and data mining. In her current role, she is responsible for mortgage application fraud analytics for US and UK markets, including model building, performance reporting and other research and development.

Principal Economist, Decision Analytics & Research Team

Bin He is a principal economist with the CoreLogic Decision Analytics & Research Team (DART). Bin leads research and development of the CoreLogic Home Price Index and the CoreLogic Real Estate Analytics Suite. Bin is also responsible for the modeling that powers the CoreLogic RiskModel. Before Bin joined CoreLogic, he was director of Credit Analytics for Radian Guaranty, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of mortgage prepayment and default models.

Scientiest Staff, Decision Analytics & Reserach Team

Bret Fortenberry is a staff scientist with the Decision Analytics and Research Team (DART) at CoreLogic. He has more than 11 years’ of experience in building statistical models and mathematical models. In his current role, he is responsible for mortgage application fraud analytics and marketing analytics, including model building, data analysis, and new market insights.  

Research Analyst, Office of the Chief Economist

Andrew LePage joined CoreLogic in 2015 as a research analyst working in the Office of the Chief Economist. Previously, Andrew was an analyst and writer for DQNews, a partner of DataQuick (acquired by CoreLogic in 2014). Andrew provided real estate data and trend analysis to journalists and issued a variety of housing market reports to the news media on behalf of DataQuick. Prior to that he was a staff writer at the Sacramento Bee newspaper covering residential real estate topics in the capital region and across California. He continues to monitor California’s housing market for CoreLogic in two monthly data briefs detailing trends in Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Senior Economist, Office of the Chief Economist

Kristine Yao is a senior economist for CoreLogic and is responsible for custom research and analysis of real estate and mortgage market trends.

Prior to joining the Office of the Chief Economist, she was part of the Advisory Services team at CoreLogic, using her technical expertise to develop end-to-end custom data solutions and strategic analytics for its clients. Before joining the company, she worked at JP Morgan Chase and provided portfolio management, default risk analysis and loan cash flow performance on their residential mortgage operations. She began her career working on Bear Stearns’ trade desk, developing automated reporting and analysis on all areas of operations, including acquisition, servicing, and securitization of loans.

Senior Director, Decision Analytics & Research Team

Jon Wierks is a senior director in the CoreLogic Decision Analytics Research Team (DART). Jon is responsible for managing the team that designs, creates and maintains CoreLogic automated valuation models (AVMs).

Jon is the creator or co-creator of several of the industry’s most highly regarded AVMs. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the real estate and valuation industry as a Realtor®, certified appraiser and AVM creator. He has been a speaker at numerous conferences and industry events such as Mortgage Bankers Association trade shows, CoreLogic RiskSummit, and Valuation Expo.

Research Director, Asia Pacific

Tim joined CoreLogic Asia in 2007 as Executive Director responsible for overseeing the group’s national research division. He is well recognised throughout Australia as a leading real estate market analyst and commentator, having more than fifteen years of experience in similar roles.

Tim’s expertise lies in utilising CoreLogic’s extensive data sets and analytic products to provide both a macro and micro assessment of housing market conditions and the interplay with the economic and demographic environment.

Along with the CoreLogic research team, Tim regularly publishes reports on housing market conditions in Australia and New Zealand, including the CoreLogic RP Data Home Value Indices which are recognised as the benchmark for measuring value movements across Australia’s housing markets.

Senior Research Analyst, CoreLogic Asia

Cameron Kusher has worked as a property research analyst across the Australian property markets for more than 10 years. He joined CoreLogic Asia in 2008 as a senior research analyst. His expertise in property data analytics reporting has earned him a respected reputation across large corporations ranging from banking, finance and the mortgage services sector.

A popular keynote speaker, Cameron is one of the country’s strongest commentators on property market conditions to businesses and consumers through speaking engagements and across the media.

Prior to joining CoreLogic, he worked as a consultant to the property development industry. Prior to that, he worked with the PRDnationwide research division where he focussed on residential and commercial property analytics for a real estateas well as consulting to the development community.

Senior Product Manager, Insurance and Spatial Solutions

Maiclaire Bolton is senior product manager for CoreLogic Insurance and Spatial Solutions responsible for the product management of the global suite of earthquake and geological hazard products. Maiclaire joined CoreLogic in March of 2013 and is based in Oakland, CA. Maiclaire earned a M.S. in Geophysics, specializing in earthquake seismology from the University of Victoria, and a B.S. in Geophysics from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to joining EQECAT in March of 2013, Maiclaire previously spent three years with RMS as a manger of earthquake product management for the regions of Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. She has also held positions at Emergency Management British Columbia, the International Seismological Centre, and the Geological Survey of Canada. She is also a Director of the British Columbia Earthquake Alliance.

Senior Research Analyst, CoreLogic NZ

Nick has worked as an analyst across many industries for over 10 years, providing insights for telecommunications companies, government organizations and banks during that time.

As the Senior Analyst in CoreLogic’s Research Team, Nick produces in-depth analysis of the property market and regularly presents to a range of clients, including banking, regulatory, real estate and media organizations.

Nick has a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Quantitative Analysis.

Director, Decision Analytics and Research Team

Matt Cannon is a director in the Decision Analytics and Research Team (DART) at CoreLogic. He currently is responsible for the models contained in the LoanSafe Appraisal Manager and LoanSafe Collateral Manager products, as well as contributing analytic support to CoreLogic’s Tax team. During his 12 years at CoreLogic, Matt has contributed to a range of analytic models, including automated valuation model (AVM) cascades, house price indices and forecasts, loan level mortgage prepayment and default models, and distressed valuation models. Prior to joining CoreLogic, Matt managed the development of credit card risk models at Providian Financial. He also contributed quantitative support for environmental economic policy analysis at Resources for the Future.

Compliance Business Unit Manager, Flood Operations Mgmt Team

Scott Giberson manages the Flood Disaster Protection Act program for CoreLogic Flood Services and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Flood Determination Association. With more than 15 years of experience, Scott specializes in regulatory issues surrounding flood determinations and the mandatory purchase of flood insurance requirement, as well as policy related to the National Flood Insurance Program. He consults with industry members and members of related industries on legislative and regulatory developments at a federal and state level related to flood insurance.

Economist, Office of the Chief Economist

Archana Pradhan is an economist for CoreLogic in the Office of the Chief Economist and is responsible for analyzing housing and mortgage markets trends.

Prior to joining CoreLogic, she was a senior research analyst at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. Her responsibilities included home mortgage, small business, and bank branches lending research and analysis.

Content Specialist, Content Strategy Team

Jim is a content specialist for CoreLogic, responsible for differentiated content development, thought leadership and driving brand awareness for CoreLogic commercial and residential building cost and valuation technologies. Jim joined CoreLogic; in 2013 as a data manager focused on the Real Estate and Government products of the Marshall & Swift business.

Prior to joining CoreLogic, Jim was a municipal tax assessor for multiple jurisdictions in Wisconsin. Jim has more than 25 years of experience in real and personal property valuation. Jim is the past president of the North Central Regional Association of Assessing Officers, and has served as president of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities – Assessors Section (LWM), the Wisconsin Association of Assessing Officers (WAAO) and the South Eastern Wisconsin Assessors Association. Jim is a regular presenter at LWM, WAAO, The Appraisal Institute and International Association of Assessing Officers annual conferences. Jim earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin.

Product Manager, Insurance and Spatial Solutions

Curtis McDonald is a product manager for CoreLogic®. Mr. McDonald joined the company in April 2011 and is responsible for the Weather Verification Services product line. Prior to his product management role, Mr. McDonald also held various roles in sales. Mr. McDonald grew up near St. Louis, MO and became fascinated with weather and weather phenomena at an early age. The Great Flood of 1993 spawned his greater interest in weather, particularly with severe thunderstorms. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology.

Senior Product Manager, Insurance and Spatial Solutions

Matt Karli is a senior product manager for CoreLogic Insurance and Spatial Solutions. In this role, Matt is responsible for the product management of the suite of location and jurisdictional geographic boundary products.

Matt has more than 9 years of experience developing and launching high margin spatial products to the marketplace. He joined the CoreLogic team in 1998 as a Map Researcher for the Flood Services Department. He then transitioned to roles in both Operations and Data Acquisition before moving into his current Product Management role. At his time at CoreLogic Matt has overseen the formation and leadership of the team that created the ParcelPoint® product. He has experience in both product and project management, map interpretation, GIS, quality control, business process improvement, and operations management. Additionally, Matt is one of many patent holders at CoreLogic; he was part of a team that developed a product for unique spatial intelligence and patented that technology.

Matt earned a B.S. in Geography and Planning with a minor in Geology from Texas State University, where he also taught several undergraduate geology labs.

Content Strategist, Insurance & Spatial Solutions

Susan Williams is a member of the Insurance and Spatial Solutions Content Strategy Team. In this role, Susan is responsible for driving innovative content solutions to support clients and the CoreLogic strategic roadmap.

In her tenure with CoreLogic, Susan led the design and development of the first International Residential Underwriting Valuation product and was the Senior Product Manager responsible for the RCT Express® Risk Assessment and Valuation Platform and integrated products. Prior to joining CoreLogic, she had extensive experience in product management and system implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and did Remote Sensing research at the Jet Propulsion Lab's Image Processing Laboratory including work with early Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Susan earned a B.A. in Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a M.S. in Remote Sensing from the University of Michigan. Susan also has hands-on insurance agency experience and holds California State Insurance Licenses.

Policy Research Analyst, Government Affairs

Russell McIntyre is a policy researcher and strategy analyst for CoreLogic Government and Public Affairs, responsible for researching government and industry issues of importance to the organization and its clients. He also coordinates the CoreLogic PAC activities, and assists leadership with appointments, events, and projects with partner organizations. Russell joined CoreLogic full-time in April, after completing an internship and working part-time with the company for a full year in the Washington, D.C. office. He recently received a Masters Degree in Legislative Affairs from the George Washington University, and received his B.A. in Political Science and Global Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013. Prior to joining CoreLogic, Russell spent a year working in the outreach department at Third Way, a centrist think tank also located in Washington, D.C. He has prior working experience at the local, state, and federal levels of government, and has held numerous roles on political campaigns throughout his home state of North Carolina.

VP Product Management, Insurance and Spatial Solutions

Mikhail Palatnik is the Vice President of Insurance Solutions for CoreLogic, responsible for the suite of solutions servicing the property insurance industry including property estimation, risk assessment and property insight. Prior to joining CoreLogic, Mikhail had extensive experience with working for large, multi-national management consulting companies including Accenture and CapGemini to deliver complex business and technology transformation programs for Fortune 500 clients. He also has a great depth of experience in developing growth and optimization strategies through leveraging technology innovation. Mikhail received an Executive M.B.A. from Marquette University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

VP, Product Management, Collateral Risk Solutions

Jacqueline Doty is vice president and product line manager at CoreLogic. She is responsible for strategic planning, research and development of innovative products and solutions to collateral risk management problems. She also oversees the CondoSafe and LoanSafe Appraisal Manager offerings, ensuring these CoreLogic solutions provide an accurate, timely and cost-effective method of underwriting collateral. Jacqueline earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is a graduate of the Mortgage Bankers Association School of Mortgage Banking.

SVP, General Counsel

Terry Theologides is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for CoreLogic. He is responsible for managing the company’s legal, compliance, and information security functions.

Terry has served on the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council and on the advisory councils of studies sponsored by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. Additionally, he has served in leadership roles at several other industry and professional associations, including the Housing Policy Council of the Financial Services Roundtable, the Mortgage Bankers Association, the American Financial Services Association, the Consumer Data Industry Association, and the Corporate Counsel Section of the Orange County Bar Association. In 2011, he was recognized as the Orange County Business Journal’s General Counsel of the Year for a public company.

Terry received his law degree from Columbia University and his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.

Senior Vice President, Government and Industry Relations

Stuart Pratt is senior vice president of Government and Industry Relations at CoreLogic. In this role, Stuart oversees monitoring of federal and state legislation and regulation, as well as development and deployment of strategies to evolve the company’s relationships with those who impact and influence the use of real property data and related solutions. Stuart and his team also work with elected officials and government agencies in providing information and research findings that may assist their policy work.

Technical Trainer, Insurance & Spatial Solutions

Edward Martinez is a technical trainer who has traveled across the US and Canada educating groups and individuals on the proper use of Marshall & Swift in a cost approach. Many of the attendees include members of Insurance, Appraisal, Assessment, Lending, Taxation and more.  Edward is an IDECC Certified Distance Education Instructor and has helped design curriculums for Insurance, Appraisers and Assessors. Edward started with Marshall & Swift on April 19th 1993 and worked with the late Joseph Marshall & Frank Swift. Edward continues conducting training sessions and works as a consultant to companies looking to maximize their skill and knowledge of Marshall & Swift in a cost valuation, he is also a frequent speaker and co-presenter at the (IAAO) International Association of Assessment Officers and the US & Canadian Appraisal Institutes annual conferences.

Senior Director, Analytics Solutions

Bridget Berg is senior director, Fraud Solutions Strategy, for CoreLogic, where she leads the delivery of fraud risk management solutions to the mortgage industry. With more than 30 years of major financial institution experience, she has focused on all aspects of mortgage fraud, managing investigations and developing fraud risk programs and analytics.