Pittsburgh, PA – June 15, 2021 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced that Jeff Coury, chief executive officer of Mortgage Connect, one of the nation’s leading providers of mortgage settlement services, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 East Central Region Award finalist. Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur of the Year program honors unstoppable business leaders whose ambition, ingenuity, and courage in the face of adversity help catapult their businesses.

The nominees for Entrepreneur of the Year are evaluated based on six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation, and future plans.

Mortgage Connect began in 2008 as a Title and Settlement Services company. It was restructured in 2012 when Coury joined as CEO and Managing Partner. Under Coury’s leadership Mortgage Connect has become a prominent, national provider of mortgage services and counts amongst its clients the majority of the nation’s top lenders, and leading institutional investors and servicers.  Today, Mortgage Connect has expanded its offering across the mortgage continuum, processing more than 150,000 real estate transactions per month.  Within the last five years alone, the company has experienced 900% year over year growth, strategically expanding without sacrificing quality.

“It is an honor to be selected as a finalist for this award and credit must be shared with every one of our 2000 US-based employees,” said Coury. “We started with a vision to create an enhanced consumer experience during the mortgage closing process and an unwavering passion for operational excellence.  That formula has resulted in exemplary success, as we are now recognized by Ernst & Young.  I am very humbled to be grouped with the nation’s top innovative business professionals.”

Coury was selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced during a special virtual celebration on Thursday, August 5, 2021, becoming lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur of the Year alumni from around the world.

About Mortgage Connect LP

Mortgage Connect is a Pittsburgh, PA headquartered national mortgage service provider, serving the Origination, Default, Valuation, and Capital Markets sectors.  With additional offices in New York, Texas, California, Colorado, Nevada and Alabama, the company offers customizable solutions to the nation’s largest lenders and servicers, including 17 of the top 20.  Through its serve-first culture, Mortgage Connect and its subsidiaries are committed to an unwavering level of communication, education and customer service on each transaction and strive to leave an overwhelmingly positive and lasting impression with their clients and consumers.  For more information, visit www.mortgageconnectlp.com.

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