Signing Services That Make Life Easier

We built The Closing Exchange to create the signing experience we want for
ourselves, family, friends, and customers.

We created The Closing Exchange to deliver a seamless
signing experience for businesses and their customers, at
any stage of growth. We do this by bringing together deep
experience, customer service and technology.

Our Story

The Closing Exchange was founded from the passion of 4 industry veterans who knew after years in the industry that there had to be a better signing experience. Our executives from a Top 5 lender, a Top 4 Title Underwriter, and former president of a national title agency, bring the unique perspective and understanding of the lender, title agent, and signing services like no other. Having been in the trenches, we understand your business because we have been in your business.

We understand that no client is the same. Thatís why we work with you wherever your company is at in its growth, to offer configured services tailored to your business. With The Closing Exchange, our partnership goes far beyond the four corners of a contract. We work hard, so you donít have to.

At the end of the day, we want to serve our customers. We take care of our clients Ė offering dynamic closing solutions built with exceptional service at its core. Which is why The Closing Exchange is a signing services company that is not only easy to do business with but is also tailored to your unique needs.

Meet Our Team

Alan Frelix Chief Executive Officer

Alan Frelix is the CEO of The Closing Exchange. Frelix has more than 25 years of experience in financial and business services and has spent the last 14 years in senior executive level roles in strategy and operations.

Most recently, Frelix was the Managing Director, Strategic Development for Stewart Lender Services, a division of Stewart Information Services Corporation (STC), where he was responsible for developing and implementing strategies, products and services to serve lenders.

Frelix also previously served as President of LandSafe Services LLC, a title and closing agency, which was a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America, Senior Vice President, Title & Closing Executive for Bank of America, and Managing Director of Strategic Planning for Countrywide Financial. He is also a founding member of the Signing Professionals Workgroup, which sets industry standards for mortgage closings by signing agents.

Frelix holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Marvin Bantugan Chief Technology Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Bantugan has more than 25 years of experience in financial and business services as well as management consulting. Bantugan's areas of focus have been on process improvement, customer experience, and M&A and integrations.

Previously, Bantugan served as a Principal for North Highland Consulting and worked on implementation and change projects for a Top 5 Bank along with numerous acquisitions, due diligence and integration projects. Projects included conducting valuation, due diligence, and integration for several transactions for a multi-billion dollar food service company, and leading the integration of multiple acquisitions for a financial services company.

Bantugan also previously served as Executive Vice President with Countrywide Financial Corporation and Senior Manager with Deloitte & Touche LLP where he led the delivery of large consulting projects to Fortune 500 companies, including business process re-engineering, technology implementations, and continuous improvement.

Bantugan earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Irvine and holds an MBA from the Columbia University School of Business.

Shannon Seitzinger Chief Operations Officer

Shannon Seitzinger is the Chief Operations Officer of The Closing Exchange, responsible for the direction and oversight of vendor management, order management and customer experience. With over 25 years of experience, including positions ranging from loan processing, underwriting, funding, and retail and wholesale sales, Shannon has a thorough understanding of the mortgage industry.

In 2000, Seitzinger founded Notary Direct, a highly respected and successful mobile loan signing company. Over the years, Notary Direct grew to be recognized as one of the industry's best signing services companies. Notary Direct served some of the nation's largest lenders and title agencies and became the first signing services company certified to ALTA's Best Practices.

Robert Banhagel Chief Customer Service Officer

Rob Banhagel is the Client Management Officer of The Closing Exchange. Banhagel has more than 25 years of experience in the mortgage lending, title and closing industry starting in 1992. This career journey allowed Banhagel to gain a unique 360 degree understanding of the entire lending process.

With this expertise, Banhagel started his first signing agency in 2001and most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer and founder of Skye Closings. Established in 2009 and founded on a deep desire to improve notary and signing services for the mortgage industry, Banhagel created a national signing platform based on a robust network, current technology to drive the industry forward, and a strong focus on compliance. Banhagel was instrumental in the design, creation and implementation of the vendor management platform of Skye Closings.

Our Partners

The Closing Exchange continuously forges partnerships with leading professional services and technology companies to provide our clients with innovative solutions, extending our ability to create efficiency, flexibility and enhancement of the signing experience.

Top Signing Agents

As a signing agent of The Closing Exchange, you will be equipped with online tools and services to enable you to review new assignments, confirm appointments and obtain fast and accurate updates. We are also highly invested in your professional development and offer training opportunities in a variety of areas to uphold our standards of excellence and dedication to having the best signing agent network.

Latest News

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Pavaso Partners With Closing Exchange for Mobile Closing Services
California-based The Closing Exchange announced that they have partnered with Pavaso, the provider of a collaborative eClosing platform, to deliver nationwide mobile closing services through The Closing Exchange's network of trained and certified signing agents.

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Upcoming Events

MISMO (Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization) Fall Summit - Washington, D.C.
Monday, September 24, 2018 - Friday, September 28, 2018


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2018 ALTA ONE - Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - Friday, October 12, 2018

JW Marriott at LA Live

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MBA (Mortgage Bankers Association) Annual Convention & Expo - Washington, D.C
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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