Introducing the 2021 HousingWire Vanguards

Introducing the 2021 HousingWire Vanguards
If you were tasked with defining the word “leadership,” how would you explain what it means?

The word encapsulates so much, and yet according to Merriam-Webster, it can be summed up as “the power or ability to lead other people.”

If it’s simply the ability to lead others, the list of HousingWire Vanguard winners would be a lot longer. If it’s based on the ability to grow a company, cause or initiative, the housing industry would be filled with leaders, as it continuously broke record after record last year.

While all of this fits the standard definition, the word leadership here is the type of leader that many of us are inspired by and aspire to be — a Vanguard leader.

The following pages highlight 50 of the greatest leaders in the housing industry. They’re the executives who are changing the foundation of the industry.

To highlight a couple of the quotes that explain this best, John Berkowitz, co-founder and CEO at OJO Labs, when talking about his secret to his success, said, “My biggest secret to success is that I’m willing to take a community approach to building a company.” James Deitch, CEO at Teraverde, said his secret is believing team members are capable of extraordinary contributions. Along similar lines, Cathleen Schreiner Gates, CEO at SimpleNexus, said, “When I was promoted to my first management role, I was advised to find ways to leverage the talents and passions of the individuals on my team versus having everyone adhere to a single definition of what success looks like.”

It’s answers like these that showcase what it means to be a Vanguard. They’re people who are not only moving markets forward, but they also are bringing an amazing team of talented individuals along with them for the ride. Congratulations to this year’s class of honorees.

Take a look through the list below to view this year’s Vanguards.

Name
Job Title
Company Name

Aaron King
CEO
Snapdocs

Alex Kutsishin
CEO & Co-founder
Sales Boomerang

Anthony Frederick
SVP, Sales
United Wholesale Mortgage

Austin Niemiec
EVP
Rocket Pro TPO

Baron Silverstein
President
Newrez

Ben Graboske
President
Black Knight

Bill Decker
President, COO and Co-Founder
MAXEX

Brian Zitin
CEO
Reggora

Bruno Pasceri
President
Incenter

Carmine Cacciavillani
CEO
Blue Sage Solutions

Cathleen Schreiner Gates
CEO
SimpleNexus

Cindy Buhr
EVP, Compliance and Legal
PrimeLending

Dale Vermillion
Founder & CEO
Mortgage Champions

Danny Byrnes
Chief Revenue Officer
Nationwide Title Clearing

Devi Mateti
Chief Data Officer
CoreLogic

Eric Ray
Sr. EVP, Chief Digital Officer and Co-Head of Real Estate
Radian

Fiona Petrie
EVP and Managing Director
RE/MAX INTEGRA U.S.

Ike Suri
Chairman & CEO
FundingShield

James Deitch
CEO
Teraverde

James O'Bryon
CEO
RE/MAX Gold Nation

Jason Gesing
CEO
eXp Realty

Jeffrey Walker
CEO
CredEvolv

Joe Tyrrell
President
ICE Mortgage Technology

Joe Welu
Founder & CEO
Total Expert

John Berkowitz
Co-Founder and CEO
OJO Labs

John Fraas
CEO
Class Valuation

John Hedlund
Chief Operating Officer, Manager Director
AmeriHome Mortgage Company

John Paasonen
CEO & Co-Founder
Maxwell

Karen Postiglioni
EVP, Consumer Direct
AmeriHome Mortgage

Kristen Estrella
President
Title365

Kristen Sieffert
President
Finance of America Reverse

Michael Blake
President Capital Markets
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Michael Hutchins
President
Freddie Mac

Nicole Beattie
EVP, Servicing
Rocket Mortgage

Pat Kinsel
CEO and co-founder
Notarize

Patrick Stone
Executive Chairman and Founder
Williston Financial Group

Phil Shoemaker
President of Originations
Homepoint

Rob Barber
CEO
ATTOM

Samantha Manfer
EVP, Chief Business Development and Brand Officer
Planet Home Lending

Samantha Meyer
Chief Risk Officer
First Community Mortgage

Sean Cahan
President
Cornerstone First Mortgage

Steve Reich
COO
Finance of America Mortgage

Steve Smith
CEO and Co-founder of Finicity | Global Head of Open Banking at Mastercard
Finicity | Mastercard

Steven Schachter
EVP, Market Leader – Mortgage
Sourcepoint

Sue Yannaccone
President and CEO
Realogy Franchise Group

Ted Ahern
Chief Investment Officer
Guaranteed Rate

Terri Merlino
Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
Freddie Mac Single-Family

Terry Theologides
EVP, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
Fannie Mae

Trevor Gauthier
CEO
ACES Quality Management

Uday Devalla
Chief Technology Officer
Sagent

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