OUR TEAM

A&S Elite Consulting is the best in class leadership, organizational and technology consulting advisor in the mortgage industry. Our team partners with clients to help them solve complex strategic problems, achieve operational objectives, and complete critical projects. Our Elite team has successfully helped over 2000 lenders implement, improve, and customize Encompass.  Collectively, we have beyond 250 years of experience in the mortgage industry.

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After Capital One Home Loans closed their Overland Park, KS operations she went on to lead Mortgage Lenders of America’s technology & business strategy division where she helped them grow from a small to large mortgage organization. There she implemented Encompass Banker then moving to work directly for Ellie Mae where she personally helped over 300+ organizations implement Encompass and led Ellie Mae’s strategic growth of the Professional Services organization. After laying a strong foundation in Professional Services she moved into the product organization helping to develop and release Ellie Mae’s LO Connect mobile solution to help sales teams conduct business at anytime, anywhere securely. She has extensive leadership experience with an ability to bring teams together to produce successful results in record time. This has benefited multiple organizations in reaping the rewards of their investments with direct positive impact to profitability. She has an authentic passion of truly caring and partnering with the organizations she helps, accepting nothing other than success.





Shawna has been in the mortgage industry since 2000 and has direct operations experience with both wholesale and retail organizations leading secondary, closing, processing and post-closing teams. Shawna segued into the fintech sector in 2008 while at Capital One Home Loans helping to build a proprietary POS application and then implementing the Empower LOS application.

Shawna Adams, Executive Consultant/Co-Founder
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During her tenure with Ellie Mae, she completed over 120 successful Encompass implementations for a wide range of customer profiles from start-up organizations to enterprise (1000+ users) size organizations. She also consistently received level 10 customer satisfaction ratings; the highest rating a consultant could be given.

Prior to joining Ellie Mae Ivon managed the technology and onboarding strategy for Home Builders Financial Network. HFN offered a network of home builders mortgage technology and service solutions. Growing to >30 mortgage companies, 250 users, 25 client websites to manage. Ivon also acted as the mortgage branch operations director for 12 of the 25 lending operations. This experience gives her direct insight into what it takes various organizations to succeed.





Dennece has over 25 years of experience within the financial services industry. Over that time, Dennece has held all positions through the entire mortgage life cycle starting right out of college.

With the extensive skill she built learning all aspects of the mortgage process, and her natural drive to succeed, she quickly moved into leadership roles. Dennece has been responsible for starting mortgage branches owning both production and operations. 

Dennece Bickley, Executive Consultant
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Ivon Vazquez, Sr. Consultant
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During her tenure with Ellie Mae, she completed over 120 successful Encompass implementations for a wide range of customer profiles from start-up organizations to enterprise (1000+ users) size organizations. She also consistently received level 10 customer satisfaction ratings; the highest rating a consultant could be given.

Prior to joining Ellie Mae Ivon managed the technology and onboarding strategy for Home Builders Financial Network. HFN offered a network of home builders mortgage technology and service solutions. Growing to >30 mortgage companies, 250 users, 25 client websites to manage. Ivon also acted as the mortgage branch operations director for 12 of the 25 lending operations. This experience gives her direct insight into what it takes various organizations to succeed.





Ivon has 24+ years of Fintech software and mortgage industry experience. Her expertise includes project management, Encompass System Administration, workflow assessment, business analysis, vendor management, training and mortgage operations.

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In addition, Brian owned a pipeline of 60+ clients providing first-class management and delivery of virtual admin services. Before Brian's work at Ellie Mae, he held system administration roles for both Calyx and Genesis LOS applications, at prestigious and well-known banks in California and Pennsylvania.

Brian enjoys leveraging his academic education in computer science and vast experience in the mortgage industry to help clients resolve complex technical issues. He determines not only the resolution also the root cause to then develop, manage, and execute action plans for long-term resolution, thus helping clients improve their loan life cycle, efficiency, and performance. Brian is a Certified Encompass Administrator.





Brian Izadbakhsh, Sr. Consultant

Brian has worked in both the Mortgage and Tech Industry for over 25 years. Before joining A&S Elite Consulting as a Sr. Encompass Admin Consultant, he worked at Ellie Mae for 15 years. Since the release of the 1st version of Encompass, Brian held multiple client-facing critical positions and responsibilities. He was a crucial resource to cross-functional internal teams at Ellie Mae, providing subject matter expertise to facilitate product and delivery improvements.

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Kerriee Hall, Solutions Sales/Client Advisor

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In addition, Brian owned a pipeline of 60+ clients providing first-class management and delivery of virtual admin services. Before Brian's work at Ellie Mae, he held system administration roles for both Calyx and Genesis LOS applications, at prestigious and well-known banks in California and Pennsylvania.

Brian enjoys leveraging his academic education in computer science and vast experience in the mortgage industry to help clients resolve complex technical issues. He determines not only the resolution also the root cause to then develop, manage, and execute action plans for long-term resolution, thus helping clients improve their loan life cycle, efficiency, and performance. Brian is a Certified Encompass Administrator.





Kerriee Hall has been in the mortgage industry for 28 years.  After working directly in operational roles Kerriee developed and led the LOS training program at Golden Empire Mortgage.  The training program enabled both existing and new team members better understand how to use the LOS application to more efficiently and accurately perform their job functions.

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