Craig Riddell, Chief Business Officer at LoanLogics, Wins HousingWire's 2016 Vanguard Award

This program recognizes C-level and business unit executives who have become leaders in their respective fields within housing and mortgage finance

Trevose, PA | December 6, 2016 LoanLogics, a recognized leader in loan quality management and performance analytics, is proud to announce that Craig Riddell, Chief Business Officer at LoanLogics, has won a HousingWire 2016 Vanguard Award. Riddell is one of only 40 mortgage industry leaders to receive the award that recognizes C-level and business unit executives who have become leaders in their respective fields within housing and mortgage finance – those whose leadership is moving markets forward, each and every day.

On December 1, HousingWire announced the winners of the second annual HW Vanguard Awards program. Last year, HousingWire recognized 27 winners, but this year's field of entries was among the most impressive they have ever seen. They set an extremely high bar for choosing their second annual list of HW Vanguards, and the result was a very competitive contest.

Winners showed themselves to be leaders in the housing industry, achieving success that has impacted not only the members of individual organizations, but also the entire industry. It's in that spirit that HousingWire recognized 40 leaders, what they consider a truly outstanding group.

"The HW Vanguards continued to impress going into its second year; the winners are second-to-none and this list represents the finest cross section of mortgage talent available," said Jacob Gaffney, HousingWire editor-in-chief.

As the chief business lead, Riddell has a long history of developing new products designed specifically to help lenders ensure compliance and loan quality and bringing them to market. He was responsible for capturing and directing client input for the design of LoanLogics' LoanHD® Investor Module for Correspondent Loan Acquisition, the first portal created to automate investor purchase of loans from correspondent lenders.

Riddell, who has 25 years of executive level experience in the real estate finance industry and is a sales leader in retail and wholesale lending environments, doesn't just develop product vision, he establishes and develops ongoing relationships with lenders and investors, as well as implementing the LoanLogics' solutions for its largest clients.

When asked, "What one habit has made a crucial difference in your success?" Riddell said, "I make it personal. I always want to know, what is it that makes this person tick? This habit of making things personal is so ingrained now that it's part of my routine. For the people I do business with, it's important for me to get past the business relationship. Whatever personal success I've achieved is really just a by-product of it."

Vanguard Stats:

  • 40 winners
  • 2nd annual list
  • Chosen by HousingWire editorial board based on tangible leadership within their companies and the industry at large
  • All are executives, most are in the C-Suite
    • 23 serve as President/CEO of their company
    • 8 are the founders of their company
    • 4 Chief Operating Officers, 1 Executive Director, 1 Division President, 7 Executive Vice Presidents, 1 Senior Vice President

About HousingWire HousingWire is by far the nation's most influential source of news and information for U.S. mortgage markets, boasting a readership that spans lending, servicing, investments and real estate market participants as well as financial market professionals.

Winner of numerous awards, including a 2012 Eddie Award for national editorial excellence in the B-to-B Banking/Business/Finance, 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.

About LoanLogicsLoanLogics was founded eleven years ago to improve the transparency and accuracy of the mortgage process and improve the quality of loans. LoanLogics serves the needs of residential mortgage lenders, servicers, insurers, and investors that want to improve loan quality, performance, and reliability throughout the loan lifecycle. It develops advanced solutions that help clients validate compliance, improve profitability, and manage risk during the manufacture, sale, and servicing of loan assets. Achieving these goals was the motivation in the development of the industry's first Enterprise Loan Quality and Performance Analytics Platform. To learn more, visit

Media Contact Ron Anderson
Strategic Vantage Marketing & Public Relations
(714) (770) 715-0655

Back to news