Shelley Leonard serves as President of UniversalCIS | Credit Plus, and a member of the Board of Directors. With over two decades of experience developing and delivering technology solutions to the country’s top mortgage lenders and servicers, Shelley is steering the company to drive the transformation of the mortgage verifications industry with its innovative credit and data solutions and digital technologies.

Prior to joining UniversalCIS | Credit Plus, Shelley served as an executive at Black Knight and its predecessor businesses, where she managed multiple, complex initiatives. Most recently, she was the Chief Product and Digital Officer and she led the Servicing Technologies business including the MSP loan servicing solution, a business with over $800 million of revenues. She also held multiple other senior-level positions where she managed large portfolios of end-to-end mortgage, home equity, and consumer lending product offerings envisioned and executed against strategic growth initiatives while working closely with customers and business partners throughout our industry.

By successfully leading in these roles, Shelley has gained a unique perspective and significant experience in product development, sales, operations, and technology. She has consistently driven exceptional growth and performance, increased market share, launched new products, expand into adjacent markets, embarking on new partnerships and M&A activity.

Shelley has received numerous mortgage industry recognition honors including Progress in Lending’s Most Powerful Women in Fintech; MReport’s Top 25 Leaders and Influencers; HousingWire’s Vanguard Award; and more. She holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Tulsa and an M.B.A. from Jacksonville University.

About UniversalCIS

UniversalCIS is a market leader in mortgage technology, credit reporting, and related products and solutions for mortgage originators. UniversalCIS has over 4,000 clients ranging from the largest bank and non-bank mortgage originators to credit unions and mortgage brokers. UniversalCIS prides itself on the best technology, solutions, and service in the industry. UniversalCIS was created through the merger of Universal Credit Services, CIS Credit Solutions, Avantus, DataFacts, and SharperLending. For more information, please visit

About Credit Plus, Inc.

Credit Plus provides reliable verification services from pre-application to post-close that give mortgage professionals greater confidence when making lending decisions. With the Credit Plus Collection, its comprehensive suite of verification services, lenders can successfully close more loans and better manage their risk. Credit Plus’ expertise in the residential and commercial mortgage industries enables it to quickly assess current and future needs and provide new solutions for a rapidly changing environment. Credit Plus moves mortgage professionals forward. For more information, please visit Credit Plus.

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