Chief Executive Officer
About Ari Karen
Chief Executive Officer | "Chief Troublemaker"
Ari Karen is an experienced litigator who has focused his practice in representing financial institutions in both government investigations and litigation before state and federal trial and appellate courts nationwide. Mr. Karen’s practice is diverse, representing clients on matters concerning banking regulations, Dodd Frank financial reform laws, contractual disputes, employment and labor statutes, wage-hour class actions, employment discrimination and fair lending matters, whistleblower complaints and non-competition claims, among others.
Mr. Karen speaks regularly on topics affecting all types of lenders including fair lending and disparate impact, LO compensation, marketing service agreements, compliance with social media, non QM lending, vendor management, and much more. Mr. Karen is a principal in the Financial Institutions Regulatory and Labor and Employment practice groups of the Offit Kurman law firm.
Managing Director of Compliance
About Cassie Schmalz
Managing Director of Compliance | "Compliance Whisperer"
Cassandra (Cassie) Schmalz joined SCP in October 2017 as an Onsite Compliance Consultant; she has over 9 years of mortgage compliance and legal experience; she entered the industry as a mortgage loan originator. Cassie graduated from University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Workforce Management and earned her J.D. from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where she was a member of Moot Court, Law Review, and the Symposium Committee. She is licensed to practice law in Michigan.
In her spare time, Cassie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and traveling
Chief Operating Officer
About Jessica Parsons
Chief Operating Officer | "Get Er Done Girl"
Jessica Parson joined SCP as our Application Trainer in October of 2013. She has since moved into the role of Chief Operating Officer and go-to woman for all things technology. Jessica has over 12 years of experience in systems and training, getting her start within the mortgage industry a little over 8 years ago. Jessica graduated from Western International University with an Associates in Accounting. Her ability to predict technology trends, create efficient procedures and remain calm in almost all situations has made her the COO our team couldn’t do without!
In her spare time, Jessica enjoys being crafty and traveling to the beach.
About Lauren Jerome
Account Executive | "Siren of Sales"
Lauren Jerome joined SCP as our Account Executive in 2020. Lauren has over 3 years of experience in Sales getting her start as a Business Development Associate. Lauren graduated from The University of Kansas with a Bachelors’s degree in Strategic Communications.
In her spare time, Lauren enjoys traveling and her golden retriever, Finley 😊
About Sandra Lindsay
Customer Analyst | "The Vendor Master"
Sandra (Sandy) Lindsay joined SCP as our Customer Relationship Analyst for our ShareDiligence vendor management platform in 2016. While maintaining her role in ShareDiligence she also helps in the support of our CE training platform and is helping with licensing and broker policy formation. Sandy has over 41 years of experience in the mortgage industry getting her start as an Escrow Review and Disbursement clerk. Sandy attended college with a major in Pre-Med.
In her spare time, Sandy enjoys traveling, planning & executing events (weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, garden/holiday parties) and real murder crime mysteries. She has visited all 50 states in the US and a few other countries.