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Gary Lee Named Veterans United Home Loans Chief Technology Officer

June 7, 2011

Veterans United Home Loans, the nation's leading dedicated provider of VA loans, named former Carfax executive Gary Lee as the chief technology officer.

Veterans United Home Loans, the nation's leading dedicated provider of VA loans, has named former Carfax executive Gary Lee as its first chief technology officer (CTO).

Lee will work with the Veterans United executive team to develop and implement company strategy and vision for the future. He will also help determine how to best utilize technological advances to better serve the company's short- and long-term goals.

"Gary's experience with a well-respected technology company will be extremely valuable," CEO Nate Long said. "His skills and knowledge will help us leverage evolving technologies to increase our position as an industry leader. That ultimately translates to providing even better service to veterans and military families."

Since its inception, Veterans United has developed proprietary software that has given it a competitive advantage within the industry. Lee will oversee advances to that software and take the lead in recruiting one of the most advanced teams of technology professionals in the country.

"I'm excited to join a rapidly growing company that's so firmly rooted in both technology and serving those who have served our country," Lee said. "Veterans United continues to push boundaries with its software and development initiatives, and I look forward to helping shape and position the company for the future."

Lee spent nine years at Carfax, the nation's most trusted provider of vehicle history information. As CTO there, he was responsible for all customer-facing technology. Lee graduated from Purdue University and lives in Columbia with his wife and two daughters.

Veterans United Facts

  • $16.4 billion
    in loans financed in 2019
  • No. 17 on the 100 Best Companies to Work for List
    published by Great Place to Work and Fortune in 2020
  • More than $50 million
    raised for nonprofit charitable arm, Veterans United Foundation since Nov. 2011
  • More than 3,000 employees
    in more than 20 states

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Author, The Book on VA Loans

Chris is the nation’s leading expert on VA Loan benefits. He authored The Book on VA Loans in 2011, and maintains the VA Loans Insider blog. His analysis and articles have appeared at a host of sites and publications, including the Washington Post, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, USA Today, the Houston Chronicle and more. Members of the media may request a free copy of The Book on VA Loans to learn more about the VA loan program.

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