Harry Gardner

Harry Gardner


Harry Gardner is the President of SigniaDocs, a national eMortgage solutions provider that supports legally compliant electronic mortgage documents for all 50 states at the investor, federal, state and local levels. He is a frequent speaker and writer on eMortgages, mortgage technology, industry standards and enterprise data management issues. He is a member of the Source Media Mortgage Technology Advisory Board, and is Chair of the MISMO Residential Standards Governance Committee.

In October 2012, Gardner received the Steve Fraser Visionary Award at the Mortgage Technology Magazine annual awards ceremony. This award is “a lifetime achievement award that recognizes the accomplishments of an outstanding mortgage technology innovator, visionary or evangelizer.”

Mr. Gardner was previously the Vice President of Industry Technology for the Mortgage Bankers Association, and was the President of MISMO, Inc.

Mr. Gardner also managed the efforts of MBA’s various technology committees and task forces, and oversaw technology content for MBA conferences and educational classes.

Named one of Mortgage Banking magazine’s 2009 eMortgage All-Stars, Gardner has worked with many related industry groups including the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA), Electronic Signatures and Records Association (ESRA), Appraisal Institute, American Land Title Association (ALTA), National Notary Association (NNA), US Notary Association (USNA), American Escrow Association (AEA), US Foreclosure Network (USFN), and Standards and Procedures for electronic Records and Signatures (SPeRS).

Mr. Gardner has developed hardware and software technology solutions for more than 30 years, including electronic systems for the aerospace, broadcast and audio industries. Mr. Gardner has management and technical experience in electronics design, software development, ecommerce, government contract management and systems integration, and network systems support.

Prior to MBA, Mr. Gardner was Director of Custom Integration with Ultraprise, a mortgage technology startup. In addition, he has worked for CACI International, W.J. Culver Consulting, CSDC, Delta Electronics, Litton Systems, Teledyne Avionics, and Amber Electronics. He has been certified in Novell and 3Com networks, and Ariba and Lotus Notes software. He has managed document imaging systems and software as well as database and Web development for a variety of e-commerce initiatives.

Mr. Gardner holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia.

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