Roostify General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Eric Drattell, honored by HousingWire with Prestigious Vanguard Award
Dec 2, 2019
—Eric Drattell, champion of accessibility, recognized for his leadership and dedication—
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The nation’s most trusted digital lending platform, Roostify, today announced General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Eric Drattell, has been named by HousingWire as an Industry Vanguard.
This recognition is given to executives in the housing and mortgage industry whose leadership has made a significant impact. Winners are chosen by HousingWire’s editorial board based on their accomplishments in the last 12 months in both their companies and the industry sector they represent. The final list is very selective recognizing the top 50 leaders in various sectors of the housing economy.
Under Drattell’s leadership, Roostify announced that all consumer-facing aspects of its application platform are now accessible for customers with disabilities. The company is dedicated to helping lenders ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). He personally saw to it that Roostify was certified to Level AA of the Web Compatibility and Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), enabling lenders to offer an ADA-compliant loan experience to their applicants.
“Under Eric’s direction, we’ve made a significant effort to ensure the Roostify platform is accessible for everyone,” said Roostify Co-Founder and CEO Rajesh Bhat. “His empathy driven leadership style and work ethic have made a powerful and lasting impact.”
“It’s an honor to receive this recognition,” said Drattell. “Roostify is delivering a frictionless digital mortgage experience for all consumers. I am proud to enable capabilities that allow more customers access to an optimized application and create a better experience for everyone.”
With more than 25 years of experience as a senior-level lawyer for several technology companies, Drattell has served as Roostify’s General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer since June 2018, and prior to joining Roostify he was Chief Legal Counsel at Palo Alto startup, Intapp.