How did we get here?

ShortTrack was first built in response to managing the distressed real estate market in 2009.   In 2011, the direct operations of the Midwest’s two largest title companies began using ShortTrack’s software.  Since then, ShortTrack has continued its mission to make it simple for all stakeholders to collaborate securely in a transaction.  The details are in finding the perfect balance between simplicity and security…while never sacrificing security.

We believe that real estate agents are a key driver of a seamless closing experience.  That’s why we give ShortTrack away for free to agents. Even though our customers are title companies, we were the first transaction management software to integrate with Zillow’s tech connect platform in 2014.   We’ve continued our agent outreach by integrating with zipLogix, Dotloop, DocuSign Transaction Rooms, DocuSign, BrokerSumo, Zillow/Trulia, DropBox, MailChimp, Google and Outlook Calendars.   For our title agencies, ShortTrack integrates with industry leaders RamQuest, ResWare, SoftPro…and we’re adding more.  Let us know what you use, and we’ll tell you how close we are to completing the integration!

Like all good things in the Midwest, we are home-grown with no outsourcing. If you’d like to join, drop us  a line!

Meet the ShortTrack Team:

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    Chris Hacker

    — CoFounder & Chief Product Officer

    Chris is responsible for platform development and oversees all legal concerns at the company, including legal compliance at the state and national level. In the past five years, Christopher has taught continuing education classes regarding short sales and distressed debt for over 500 attorneys in Illinois on behalf of Chicago Title and over 2000 real estate agents in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Christopher previously worked at Kirkland & Ellis LLP as an associate attorney. He earned his J.D. at the Northwestern University School of Law and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at UW-Madison.


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    Steve Hargraves

    — CoFounder & COO

    Steve oversees general operations for ShortTrack.  After earning his B.S. in Biochemistry with honors at UW-Madison, he took a year off to backpack in Central America.  TAP Pharmaceuticals then called him up to the sales big leagues for 7 years.   After pharma, he spent 6 years in real estate development, property management, brokerage administration, and distressed services.   His first cloud technology experiment was in 2008, and the tinkering hasn’t stopped since.   Steve has also sponsored the Wausau West High School Student Council Award for the past 19 years, for those students who display excellence in student government.

Our Advisors

  •   Stephen Baker, MBA

        VP Product Management, MRI Software

  • Alan Elsmo

    New Product Development

  • Rob Topping, CFA

    Managing Member at Topping Capital

  • Ray Harris

    Chief Strategy Officer