George Mason Mortgage, LLC, a subsidiary of Cardinal Bank (NASDAQ: CFNL), today announced that it has been named a 2016 Ellie Mae Hall of Fame awards finalist for the Outstanding Efficiency and ROI award, an honor given each year to mortgage companies that have distinguished themselves in their use of Ellie Mae technology.

The Ellie Mae Hall of Fame recognizes the best and brightest companies who use Ellie Mae's Encompass all-in-one mortgage management solution. The winners will be announced Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at the Ellie Mae Experience 2016 user conference in Las Vegas. Winners will be recognized in the following categories:
  • Exceptional Achievement in Business Growth - recognizing companies that have achieved demonstrable growth through the use of Encompass and innovative sales and marketing processes.
  • Excellence in Compliance Automation - recognizing forward-thinking companies that have leveraged business rules, alerts, and the Encompass Compliance Service to fully integrate compliance into their origination process, thereby minimizing the chance of compliance-related issues.
  • Exceptional Achievement in Loan Quality - recognizing companies that have leveraged capabilities within Encompass, including the Ellie Mae Total Quality Loan program, to drive higher levels of quality throughout the origination process.
  • Outstanding Efficiency and ROI - recognizing companies that have achieved superior returns on investment through the use of Encompass technology, configurable workflows, custom fields, business rules, and other functionality to streamline workflows.

"We have seen so many innovative uses of Encompass and we are pleased with the results that each of the finalists have demonstrated through the use of Ellie Mae technology," said Jonathan Corr, president and CEO of Ellie Mae. "The finalists named today have stood out by showcasing their clear industry leadership, exceptional achievement and superior returns."

Bill Landon, Chief Production Officer and Executive Vice President of George Mason Mortgage, states, "We are thrilled to be recognized as an Ellie Mae finalist among such a distinct group of companies. Our custom technology solutions enhance the origination experience, creating efficiencies and cost savings at every keystroke."

About George Mason Mortgage, LLC: George Mason Mortgage, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cardinal Bank, was founded in 1980. Headquartered in Fairfax, VA, George Mason Mortgage currently operates 16 branches throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia. George Mason Mortgage is consistently ranked as one of the Washington Metropolitan area's Top Lenders, closing over $22.6 Billion in mortgages in the last decade. George Mason Mortgage offers in-house underwriting, processing and closing and can close loans in a matter of days (not months). George Mason Mortgage has a full menu of loan products including but not limited to FHA, VA, Conforming, Non-conforming, VHDA, USDA, Grant Money, 203k renovation loans, Construction/ Renovation Loans, Second Trusts and more. For additional information, visit our website at . Engage with us on Twitter @GMMllc, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

About Cardinal Financial Corporation: Cardinal Financial Corporation, a financial holding company headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia, serves the Washington Metropolitan region through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cardinal Bank, with 31 conveniently located banking offices. Cardinal also operates George Mason Mortgage. The Company's stock is traded on NASDAQ (CFNL). For additional information, visit our Web site at or call 703.584.3400. Engage with us on Twitter @cardinalbank, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn .

About Ellie Mae: Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) is a leading provider of innovative on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry. Mortgage lenders of all sizes use Ellie Mae's Encompass ® all-in-one mortgage management solution, Mavent Compliance Service, and AllRegs research, reference and education resources to improve compliance, loan quality and efficiency across the entire mortgage lifecycle. Visit or call (877) 355-4362 to learn more.

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