Pittsburgh, PA – June 7, 2021 – Valuation Connect, an appraisal management company and division of Mortgage Connect LP, today announced Shawn Murphy as its Executive Vice-President of Traditional Appraisal Operations.

“We are thrilled to have Shawn as part of our leadership team.  He is a senior executive with a proven track record of driving growth and profitability. He has an entrepreneurial mindset with a focus on strategy and business plan execution, balancing customer experience and operational efficiency,” stated Jeff Coury, Mortgage Connect LP Chief Executive Officer.  

Having spent the past 15 years in various leadership roles for ValuAmerica, Inc. (n/k/a Radian Settlement Services, Inc.) Shawn studied every facet of the mortgage industry early on. From sales and marketing to management, client services and information technology – Shawn has done a little bit of everything in the industry, making him an incredible asset.  Shawn and his family are renowned figures in the mortgage services industry. Shawn’s father, Robert (Bob) Murphy Jr., founded Lender’s Service, Inc. (LSI) in 1977. 

Shawn has held titles at nearly every level of hierarchy and considers himself a person who doesn’t fit into a box, instead adapting to the inevitable curve balls the mortgage industry throws.

“The entrepreneurial environment that Jeff Coury and Valuation Connect offer makes a huge difference. My background is working in public and political offices as well as family-owned companies,” Shawn stated. “I’m thrilled to join Valuation Connect at a time when the enterprise has experienced sustainable growth and I plan to continue that growth path without disruption.”

As EVP of Traditional Appraisal Operations for Valuation Connect, Shawn will manage the day-to-day operations. He says he’s already immersed himself into his work and is thrilled to be back at the roots of the industry. 

“I’ve had the opportunity to get to know Shawn over the years and was always impressed with his knowledge.  Shawn is experienced in several areas of mortgage servicing, but having him oversee traditional appraisals is at his core. I anticipate Shawn to thrive in his role,” Jeff Coury added.

About Valuation Connect

Valuation Connect is a subsidiary of Mortgage Connect. We are an appraisal management company, managed by a team with an average of 25 years of experience in the appraisal industry.

About Mortgage Connect LP

Mortgage Connect is a Pittsburgh, PA headquartered national mortgage service provider, serving the Origination, Default, Valuation, Critical Communications, 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 lenders and servicers, including 4 of the top 5 and 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 the consumer, loan officer and the client. For more information, visit