Board of Directors

Russell Straub

Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer

Russell Straub is a founder of LoanBright and has spent the past 15 years leading the organization.  Prior to Loanbright Russ was General Manager of the Colorado office of 1st New England Mortgage Corp, where he closed over 1,000 mortgage loans during his time as a retail loan officer. In 2009 he was also a founder and President of OccasionalCar, a Denver based car sharing service that was sold to Enterprise Rent-A-Car in 2014. Russ is also a former Professor from Northeastern University and started his career as a member of the elite Manufacturing Management Program with General Electric Company. Russ holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

Mark Barlow

Founder, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Mark Barlow is a founder of LoanBright. He has a broad information technology background with 15 years of experience. At LoanBright he is in charge of software development and technology. Prior to founding LoanBright Mark held senior positions at Ben & Jerry's, Burton Snowboards and Digital Equipment Corporation where he designed and wrote decision support systems and planning applications for manufacturing. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from the University of Vermont.

David Black

Founder, Director

David W. Black is a founder of LoanBright. He brings 29 years of mortgage banking experience to the company. David was President/Owner of 1st New England Mortgage Corporation. Under his leadership, 1st New England Mortgage closed over $6 Billion in residential mortgage loans. As a past director of the Massachusetts Mortgage Association David was active in industry groups and lobbying efforts. David brings additional marketing experience as a co-founder of SocialMadeSimple (2009) and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Vermont.