Founder Story

Secure Insight was founded by attorney and loss mitigation specialist Andrew Liput, who first identified the gaps in risk protection surrounding closings while attending a house closing in 2002. He spent the next ten years exploring weaknesses in risk management in the mortgage industry, then setting Secure Insight in motion. The Secure Insight proprietary process and database were subsequently developed by Liput’s team of handpicked mortgage industry experts, with security criteria requirements evaluated and endorsed by risk managers at Lloyds of London. Secure Insight debuted in 2012 as the world’s foremost closing agent database, expanding soon after to include proactive maintenance of the most accurate and instantly available mortgage fraud protection insights. 

Beyond its inherent benefits, Secure Insight takes the expansive vetting process away from lenders, title underwriters, and their agents, who can’t be expected to drum up the resources necessary for today’s intensive monitoring. No major investment in manpower, technology, and financial resources is required from Secure Insight clients.

Leadership Team

Andrew Liput

PRESIDENT & CEO

Andrew Liput founded Secure Insight after 10 years of exploring answers to weaknesses he perceived in the area of risk management in the mortgage industry. He has spent more than two decades as an attorney and loss mitigation specialist.  Andrew speaks about enhanced risk management to lenders around the country and is known as an authority on mortgage banking issues. He writes regularly on mortgage industry issues for The Mortgage Press and other publications, speaks about mortgage fraud issues at national mortgage banking conferences, and has hosted a widely read blog covering financial industry issues. Andrew also acts as a consultant to banks across the United States on issues such as repurchases, licensing, regulatory matters and loss mitigation arising from mortgage fraud.

Andrew serves on the board of directors for the Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding in New York, and for Bridge the Gap, a New Jersey-based charity that feeds and clothes the homeless. He is a member of Who’s Who of American Lawyers, the American Bar Association, Real Property Section, the Mortgage Bankers Association, ALTA and the American Escrow Association. He is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and North Carolina. Andrew has been honored by the Association for Corporate Growth and the Turnaround Management Association for leading efforts to conduct an internal forensic investigation and manage the wind-down of US Mortgage Corp., one of the largest bankruptcy cases in New Jersey caused by mortgage industry fraud and owner defalcation.

Wayne Doctor

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Wayne has more than 30 years experience in the financial arena, initially as an operations consultant for the securities industry before starting a 20-year career in the mortgage industry. He most recently served as an independent consultant to the mortgage industry, advising mortgage bankers, federally chartered banks, and attorneys on all areas of operational risk, compliance, loss mitigation, and sales and marketing. He also has served as executive vice president for Lend-Mor Mortgage Bankers Corp. and vice president for US Mortgage and First National Funding Corp. – all multi-state, independent mortgage bankers.

Until recently, Wayne maintained licenses as a mortgage originator in seven states, is an FHA DE underwriter, and author of articles on FHA 203k loans and rehabilitation lending.

Megan O'Connor

SENIOR VP OF OPERATIONS

Ms. O'Connor has more than 25 years of experience in the mortgage and financial services industry, as well as in software and technology. As an experienced mortgage professional, Megan has held several key management positions in the mortgage and financial industry prior to joining Secure Insight including serving as Vice President of Operations at Financial Realty Advisors and Citizens First Funding, where she helped and advised borrowers in implementing mortgage planning strategies, and made sound lending and investment recommendations.

She has a comprehensive professional background in commercial and residential real estate, from finding, funding, and improving -- to leasing, selling and property management within multiple levels of the real estate market.

Previous to her mortgage career, Megan was a Senior Executive Account Manager at BMC Software servicing clients such as Dow Jones, M&M Mars, Ernst & Young, and Pfizer. She was responsible for customer care/implementation and servicing of their enterprise management software to ensure 24/7 x 365 systems availability. Her past software experience also included Senior Account Management positions at the business unit and corporate levels for several firms in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Jeff Shear

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Jeffrey Shear is an experienced CIO, CTO and business design professional with a demonstrated history of working in the Fintech, online media, accounting, banking, education and environmental protection industries.  He has a proven track record of managing all aspects of information technology, data analysis,  business intelligence and business process re-engineering and has been providing innovative technology and business process change solutions to create a positive impact to the bottom line.  Jeff has worked with businesses form their startup, through their growth phase and into their maturity and has helped them thrive by providing experienced and mature leadership for each business stage.

Jim Wilde

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Jim has over 30 years' experience in information technology as a software developer. His career began with developing mainframe programs and he has seen the industry grow and change with the advent of the internet, where he now designs cloud based applications. His expertise is in open source software, and he is responsible for the design, development, and operation of the firm's web applications.

John Gambuti

INFORMATIONS SYSTEMS LEAD

John Gambuti is an IT specialist with years of experience in hardware and software support.  Ranging from Various Industry Standard Applications, Servers, Wiring, Workstations, Phones, and Cloud based services. In recent years John has expanded his horizons to the Drupal platform and API integrations. Keeping tabs on new hardware and applications John stays on top of Tech trends to stay current in his field. Working closely with third party companies and lenders to spearhead ventures and future projects.

Amanda Padd

VP CLIENT DEVELOPMENT

Former sales manager, Ermenegildo Zegna, Special Events Coordinator, The Brown Stone.    Graduate of William Paterson University. 

Sybil Rivera

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR

Former financial accounts manager, NTTN of New Jersey, former accounts payable manager, US Mortgage Corporation. Graduate Montclair State University, accounting and finance degree.

Brett Nicholas

CHAIRMAN, BUSINESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

CEO, BD Nicholas Financial LLC, former President, Redwood Trust, former Vice President California Federal Bank

Mark Brenner

WISS & CO. LLP. BUSINESS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR

CEO & Co Founder at WEST a subsidiary of Wiss & Company, former CEO, NarrowCast Ventures, former CEO Legacy Connect.

Joseph Lupo, CPA

FINANCIAL OPERATIONS & CONTROLS AUDITOR

Joseph R. Lupo is a certified professional accountant with more than twenty-five  years’ experience representing all aspects of business financial matters.  He is the partner and team lead in JR Lupo, P.A. CPA.  His firm is registered and certified with ZBT Certified Public Accounting  and Consulting LLC,  NJ CPA Association and  the Office of the Attorney General, State of New Jersey.  He and his team have represented hundreds of successful business from start-up, to growth and beyond.  They also specialize in external SSAE16 audits to verify financial and operational controls.