RALEIGH, N.C., December 14, 2020 – Genworth Mortgage Insurance continues to lead the mortgage finance industry forward through innovation, service, excellence and top talent. Two Genworth associates were recognized for their contributions to the mortgage finance industry by premier industry publications.
Unikqua Shannon was recently named one of National Mortgage Professional Magazine’s 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40, and Nile Roberts topped the HousingWire 2020 Tech Trendsetters list.
In its twelfth year, the annual “40 Under 40” feature celebrates the top mortgage professionals under the age of 40 who exemplify professionalism and top production in today’s housing market. In its second year, the HousingWire Tech Trendsetters award recognizes the most impactful and innovative technology leaders serving the housing economy.
Anthony Guarino, Senior Vice President of Pricing & Credit Policy, Genworth Mortgage Insurance, remarks, “Unikqua is a tremendous asset to the Pricing & Credit Policy team. She helps push Genworth forward through her work ethic, engagement with team members, and dedication to innovating our rates and guidelines testing. Unikqua’s positive outlook and drive to make meaningful contributions to the business and industry are contagious, and she is well-deserving of the 40 Under 40 distinction.”
“Nile’s ability to lead, inspire and innovate to support team and customer needs are some of his greatest strengths. While he continues to push all of us to stay at the top of our game, Nile also commits himself fully to seeking out and pursuing learning opportunities. This commitment to growth and continued development makes Nile an excellent recipient of the 2020 Tech Trendsetters award,” said George Reichert, Senior Vice President of Information Technology, Genworth Mortgage Insurance.
Unikqua Shannon, mortgage insurance pricing analyst (Raleigh, N.C. resident)
Unikqua’s use and understanding of robotic process automation (RPA) transformed her department at Genworth Mortgage Insurance. She automated the company’s rates and guidelines testing by first teaching herself the software to code it, strategically developing workflows to provide the correct results, training her teammates on how to use the system, developing training materials and facilitating a live demo for her colleagues. As a result of her tireless efforts, the company now can test thousands of test scenarios with minimal human interaction. Now, Genworth Mortgage Insurance is able to detect issues with rates and guidelines prior to any customer interaction, resulting in a better customer service experience.
Nile Roberts, information technology director (Cary, N.C. resident)
Nile is a versatile technology strategist with over 15 years of experience leading through change. As a truly hands-on leader, Nile demonstrates strong collaboration, communication, and problem-solving skills that not only encourage new ideas within his team, but also foster innovation. Additionally, when COVID-19 became an apparent threat to the United States, Nile and his End User Services team quickly enacted Genworth Mortgage Insurance’s Business Continuity Plan, focusing on investments in mobile technology, as well as key investments in cloud-based communication and collaboration services to rapidly support a remote workforce.
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Genworth Mortgage Insurance, an operating segment of Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW), is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, and operates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Genworth Mortgage Insurance works with lenders and other partners to help people responsibly achieve and maintain the dream of homeownership by ensuring the broad availability of affordable low down payment mortgage loans. Genworth has been providing mortgage insurance products and services in the U.S. since 1981.