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QuestSoft Founder and President Recognized for Compliance Innovations in HousingWire’s 2016 HW Vanguard Award

LAGUNA HILLS, CALIF., Dec. 5, 2016 – QuestSoft, a provider of automated mortgage compliance software, today announced that Leonard Ryan, founder and president of QuestSoft, has been honored by HousingWire’s 2016 HW Vanguard Awards program for his decades of leadership and innovation in creating compliance solutions for the mortgage industry.

Now in its second year, the HW Vanguard Award highlights C-level industry professionals and business unit leaders who have become leaders in their respective fields within the housing and mortgage finance industry. The 2016 Vanguard Award recognized 40 executives selected by the HousingWire editorial board based on tangible leadership within their companies and the industry at large.

"The HW Vanguards continued to impress going into their second year; the winners are the best of the best and this list represents the finest cross section of mortgage talent available," said Jacob Gaffney, HousingWire editor-in-chief.

“I am extremely honored to be named to HousingWire’s 2016 HW Vanguard Award list alongside some of the most renowned and respected individuals in the industry,” said Leonard Ryan, founder and president of QuestSoft. “As a company, we continue to strive for greater innovation in order to best support our customers and enable them to experience the same successes we have.”

Mr. Ryan has recently received several other personal awards as a result of his decades of leadership on critical mortgage issues. Earlier this year he was listed on Mortgage Professional America’s Hot 100 list along with other prominent members of the mortgage industry, including CFPB director Richard Cordray and Senator Elizabeth Warren. Ryan’s leadership has led to QuestSoft receiving over 20 awards since 2010 including Top Workplaces, Top places for mortgage women to work, and the latest recipient of the Lender’s Choice award for best vendor in the industry.

About HousingWire

HousingWire is the nation's most influential industry news source covering the U.S. housing economy, spanning residential mortgage lending, servicing, investments and real estate operations. The company's news, commentary, magazine content, industry directories, and events give more than one million industry professionals each year the insight they need to make better, more informed business decisions. Winner of numerous awards, including a 2012 Eddie Award for national editorial excellence in the B2B Banking/Business/Finance category, HousingWire has been recognized for excellence in journalism by the Society of Business Editors and Writers, the American Society of Business Press Editors, the National Association of Real Estate Editors, and Trade Association Business Publications International. Learn more at

About QuestSoft®

Laguna Hills, Calif.-based QuestSoft is a leading provider of comprehensive compliance software and services for the mortgage, banking and credit union industries. QuestSoft combines 20+ years of mortgage regulatory, CRA and Fair Lending compliance analytics, data management and software design expertise with best-in-class customer service to consistently improve client compliance accuracy and facilitate smoother regulatory audits. QuestSoft products, interfaced with over 40 LOS providers, enable more than 2,200 clients to simplify and speed the collection, analysis, compilation and reporting of key lending regulatory report data. For more information, call 800-575-4632, ext 1, or visit