GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Blueberry Systems, LLC, a provider of advanced technology solutions to the mortgage and financial services industries, announced Kristi Watson as its vice president of Project Management Office (PMO) and Rick Schmitz as its vice president of Technology, together adding nearly 30 years of industry knowledge to the company.
Watson has more than 14 years of proven experience and previously served as product services lead at Comprehensive Software Systems (CSS), a provider of full enterprise and point solution offerings for the financial services industry. At CSS, Watson held prior positions including: product services lead, PMO lead and director of Software Engineering, and before CSS, she was senior manager of Project Management at Charles Schwab & Co. Watson earned an MBA from the University of Wyoming and also holds a PMP (Project Management Professional) certification.
“After spending many years in the technology and financial services industries, joining Blueberry Systems was the logical next step in my career,” said Watson. “The company is at the forefront of mortgage technology and I am excited for the opportunity and the challenge.”
With more than 15 years of experience, Rick Schmitz is Blueberry Systems’ new vice president of Technology. Prior to joining the company, he served as IT manager and software development manager for Aurora Bank FSB. He has additional prior experiences as a software engineer at CSS and a consultant for Orion Consulting. Schmitz holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Minnesota State University.
“Rather than being a technology provider for the sake of selling technology, Blueberry Systems is dedicated to the everyday issues facing lenders. They are helping lenders be successful. It’s a great philosophy implemented by an exceptional team and I’m delighted to be part of it.”
“When selecting a technology partner, lenders are choosing to work with a group of people first and foremost,” said Wil Armstrong, a founder and CEO of Blueberry Systems. “That is why it is critical that we recruit the industry’s very best. We are confident Kristi and Rick will not only add tremendous value to our company, but play a critical role in supporting Blueberry Systems’ continued success into 2013 and beyond.”
About Blueberry Systems
Based in Greenwood Village, Colorado, Blueberry Systems, LLC, was founded in 2005 to provide software solutions, services and consulting to the financial services industry. RELAY™, the company’s flagship technology, is a highly flexible, fully customizable loan production platform that enables lenders to seamlessly and easily integrate disparate technology solutions. For more information on Blueberry Systems, please visit www.BlueberrySystems.com or call 888.506.2259.