Team Leaders


Bill Roy

Founder and CEO

Bill is Founder and CEO of BlockGen Corp, a holding company with subsidiaries LoanPASS and Block+Sovereign. Bill started his career in 1990 as a mortgage banking analyst for TCW in Los Angeles where he worked for nine years. His career progressed over the following 30 years which included senior positions at Merrill Lynch as their lead mortgage banking analyst and Arco Investments as a portfolio manager. Bill left the investment business in 1999 to lead an Internet based mortgage technology start-up which he sold in 2001. Bill returned to the investment business and joined JAM Partners as Director of Research in 2004 where he helped build one of the industry’s best performing financial services hedge funds. Bill and his partner were vocal critics of the mortgage industry in 2006 and were well positioned for the ensuing credit crisis which led to his co-founding JAM’s private equity business. JAM Partners managed roughly $800M in public, private and distressed assets during his ten years at the company. Bill also served for ten years on the Board of Directors of Silvergate Bank, the now leading business bank for digital currency and blockchain companies. Bill graduated with a finance, real estate and law degree from California Polytechnic University in Pomona, California. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and avid classical guitarist.

Mike Lewis

President

Mike Lewis has over 22 years of experience managing, implementing, supporting, and leading technology teams and systems for clients large and small throughout the country. Before joining the executive team at BlockGen Corp, he implemented and supported mortgage technology systems at places like Flagstar Bank, MDC Holdings, Zions Bancorporation, and FirstBank. He has also worked on the software side in Product Management, Professional Services, and Support for Mortgage Cadence and more recently with Encompass. Mike earned a BS degree from Brigham Young University along with his MBA in E-Business from University of Phoenix and, when away from work, thoroughly enjoys raising his four daughters with his wife of 25 years.

Derek Staley

Vice President of Account Management

Derek Staley is an account management professional with over 15 years of experience in the mortgage industry and technology sector. Working in diverse roles such as loan origination, product design, and program implementation, Derek has partnered with numerous banks, credit unions, and brokers to implement, maintain, and grow their technology platforms. Derek is a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Realtor, and U.S. Army veteran.

Derek Long

COO

Derek began his career in the mortgage industry in 1992 while working for ComUnity Lending in Northern California. He became VP of four different departments during his nine years at the company including Secondary Marketing, Retail Production, Sub Prime and Wholesale Expansion. He also helped create a tool to manage investor and product guidelines called the LoanLibrary which in 2001 led to his founding, Lender E-Source, a technology and service company offering these tools to other mortgage bankers. Over the next six years, Derek grew the company to 150 clients. During this time, he also continued to work with ComUnity Lending as a member of the Executive Leadership Team. In 2011, Derek founded a healthcare information management firm called Accolaide Data Services and in 2016 worked as the head of mortgage Operations, Production and Secondary Marketing for the Home Loans division of Denali Federal Credit Union.

Dave Gorsuch

VP of Engineering

Dave has over 20 years of experience in software development specializing in FinTech. After starting his career as a developer, Dave grew into management and leadership positions at organizations such as PayPal and LoanDepot. As a Certified Scrum Master, Dave established, built, and enhanced Agile processes. Dave earned a BS in Computer Science from UMBC and a MS in Software Engineering from Loyola University Maryland.

Tess Anson

VP of Quality Control

Tess began her mortgage career in 1993 and has been an underwriter of Wholesale and Correspondent lenders for over 20 years. Tess's willingness to learn the ins and out of the mortgage industry helped her to be an accomplished mortgage underwriter. Her experiences in loan document preparation, loan closing, processing, insuring loans and underwriting made her to be well rounded and successful in her field. Some of her best qualities are being patient, kind hearted, having a natural eye for work details and a problem solver at heart. She found the process of creating a solution and resolving issues extremely rewarding and she takes pride and joy in her success as mortgage underwriter. She loves to stay busy and live a fulfilling life by spending quality time with her family and friends, a decorator, creating charcuterie boards and competing in marathons.

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