Who We are

Eloise Schmitz
CEO & Co-founder
eschmitz@loannex.com 

Eloise Schmitz is an accomplished senior executive with experience in finance, strategy, and corporate finance. Eloise has over 26 years of experience in corporate finance, including 12 years with Charter Communications, where she served as SVP of Finance and Strategy and CFO. Prior to Charter, Eloise had a successful banking career in corporate and commercial banking with Mercantile Bank in Saint Louis (now US Bank) and First Union National Bank in Charlotte (now Wells Fargo). During her banking career, she worked on creating asset-backed securities for large ticket medical equipment and computer leases similar to the Mortgage Backed Security financing vehicles. Eloise holds a Bachelor of Science in Management with a major in Finance from Tulane University. She currently is a member of Enterprise Bank and Trust Board of Directors.

Ken Niemann
Principal & Co-Founder
kniemann@loannex.com

Over the past 27 years, Ken Niemann has been one of the nation’s most prolific residential mortgage originators. Starting in 1989 with a small mortgage bank in St. Louis producing first-time homebuyer loans, he has grown a loan practice that regularly produces in excess of $200 million per year in closed loan production. His career personal production volume is in excess of $2 billion. Ken is an expert in all facets of mortgage origination and he has a wide breadth of experience in secondary marketing, underwriting, regulatory compliance and process management. Most recently as an Executive Vice President for Stifel Bank & Trust, he has been an integral part of the team that developed the mortgage operation from $37 million in production in 2007 into a national operation that produces in excess of $ 1.5 billion in closed volume annually and is widely regarded as one of the Midwest’s highest quality mortgage origination companies. Ken is a 1987 graduate of Vanderbilt University, with a BA in Economics. He lives in St. Louis with his wife Margee and three children.

Amir Kundalic
Chief Technology Officer
akundalic@loannex.com

Amir Kundalic is an accomplished senior technology executive with over 17 years of demonstrated career success in start-up, mid-size and Fortune 500 companies. He has extensive experience as a change agent in both established and high-growth businesses with strong ability to bridge the gap between technology and business functions. Amir has an excellent record of achievement in managing rapid organizational growth and building value through expertise in managing technology in mission-critical markets. Amir is an expert in strategic planning and tactical execution, enterprise and cloud architecture, complete product and customer life-cycle management and security, compliance and risk management.

Prior to joining LoanNEX®, Amir led the development and implementation of several fraud detection systems for prominent Industry technology leaders including Kroll Factual Data. He was also Technology Leader for one of Industry’s most prominent CRM software companies, Mortgage Returns. Amir designed and developed first-in-industry automated business solution to quantify, price and mitigate risk (mortgage fraud, collateral risk, appraisal risk, regulatory compliance, loss mitigation, loss forecasting and automated valuation models).

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