Mark Ladd is the VP of Regulatory & Industry Affairs for Simplifile, LC, provider of a collaboration platform that connects lenders, settlement agents and counties. In this role, Ladd monitors federal, state and local initiatives that could have an impact on Simplifile’s current business operations, as well as future business expansion and line extensions.
Prior to joining Simplifile, Ladd was the owner of Addison/One, LLC, a consulting firm focused on improving and automating land records recording and management systems. In this capacity, Ladd served as the Technology Coordinator for the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) and was instrumental in the development of the PRIA eRecording XML standards.
Ladd served as the Register of Deeds in Racine County, WI from 1994 until 2004. During his tenure he implemented the first electronic recording system in Wisconsin, which was the tenth such system in the nation.
Active in many national trade associations, Ladd serves on the Board of Directors for PRIA, where he currently holds the position of President. He has previously served as the Vice-Chair of the Residential Governance Committee for the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO).
Ladd’s background as a Register of Deeds, his involvement in the national standard setting process and experience in the private sector provides comprehensive insight into the dynamic electronic mortgage collaboration arena.