When Kurt Reheiser returned to the IBM i server after a 15-year hiatus away the platform, things weren’t a lot different than how he left them. “My skills were more relevant than I thought they would be,” the former RPG developer said during last month’s POWERUp 2022 conference. Now as the CIO of a multi-billion-dollar company called Guild Mortgage, Reheiser is overseeing a modernization initiative that should keep the loans flowing for at least 20 more years.
Reheiser shared his and his company’s IT journey during a keynote address at COMMON’s annual user conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, last month. Reheiser was a guest of the keynote speaker, Chris Koppe, the senior vice president of strategy, transformation, and modernization services at Fresche Solutions, which is the company helping Guild Mortgage modernize its proprietary IBM i-based loan origination and servicing applications.