2018 HW Vanguard: Mark Ladd


When it comes to advocacy and leadership, the real estate community has no greater ally than Simplifile’s VP of Regulatory and Industry Affairs Mark Ladd.

Through his work with various industry organizations, Ladd has been able to keep his finger on the pulse of federal, state and local initiatives.Vanguard logo

Mark LaddLadd played a key role in the GSEs’ decision to accept electronically recorded security instruments, eliminating an additional barrier to digital mortgage adoption.

Prior to working with Simplifile, Ladd served as the vice chair of the residential governance committee for the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization. Ladd was also the technology coordinator for the Property Records Industry Association, where he was instrumental in the development of the PRIA eRecording XML standards.

Ladd’s personal philosophy has always been: “The world is run by those who show up!” He remains active throughout the mortgage industry, serving as president of the PRIA Board of Directors. Ladd is also a member of several American Land Title Association committees, including the Title Industry Political Action Committee, Congressional Liaisons Committee and the Real Property Records Committee.

The depth and breadth of knowledge Ladd possess regarding real estate made him an invaluable asset to the industry at large.

In the past year, his efforts have included participating as a panelist for the MERS User Conference eMortgage Boot Camp and moderating at the PRA 2018 Winter Symposium.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

“It’s easier to turn the wheels on a car that is moving than one that is standing still. Move ahead but be willing to change directions.”

Leave a Reply