Kate Adamson, Head of Mortgage at Plaid, is leading the charge as the company sets out to digitize and modernize the lending application process. Since joining Plaid nearly three years ago, Kate united many of the largest and most influential mortgage players — such as Fannie Mae and Ellie Mae — with Plaid’s new API technology, a key step in modernizing the mortgage application process. Under her leadership, Plaid launched its newest product, Assets, bringing near- instant asset verification capabilities to the mortgage market; a transformation that will replace many of the manual and time consuming parts of the lending application process for the borrower and the lenders. Pioneered by Kate, Plaid's journey in mortgage is just getting started, and the industry can look forward to more of her Plaid-driven innovations.
Kate joined Plaid from J.P. Morgan where she spent time in the investment bank on the trading floor and in the Office of Regulatory Affairs, and was inspired by J.P. Morgan’s mission to help developers build applications that provide consumers with more control of their financial lives and bring innovation to a heavily legacy oriented ecosystem.