Introducing the 2021 HW Insiders

Introducing the 2021 HW Insiders
HousingWire’s Insiders are known as the operational all-stars who are vital to their organization’s success behind the scenes. For the first time, this year’s list includes 100 honorees, reflecting the massive role this group had on the industry. They truly are the glue that holds the industry together. While they’re often their organization’s best kept secret, they were essential in retaining and growing staff, adapting to the latest changes in regulation and so much more.

Congratulations to this year’s winners. Click through the list below to read more about each honoree.

Job Title
Company Name

Adam Josephson
VP, Customer Success and Service
Top of Mind

Adil Gulamhusein
VP, Operations

Agnes Standowicz
VP, Underwriting Leader
United Wholesale Mortgage

Amaly Quiroz
VP, Transaction Processing
eXp Realty

Amanda Cherry
Associate Product Manager
Finance of America Reverse

Amanda Overton
VP, Compliance
First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation

Ameez Nanjee
VP, Asset & Liability Management and Assistant Treasurer
Freddie Mac

Andrew Thompson
VP, Division Operations
First American Mortgage Solutions

Angela Hernandez
SVP, Secondary Marketing Manager
DHI Mortgage Company

Angela Leyva
Processing Manager
American Mortgage Network

Annette Noonan
Director of Verifications
Advanced Data Corporation

Anthony Forsberg
SVP, Default Servicing

Antony Charles
Solutions Architect

Arend de Jong
Sales Boomerang

Arthi Vijayaraghavan
Senior Director of Product, Movoto by OJO
OJO Labs

Ashley Minech
VP, Product Management
Factual Data

Azar Kheraj
Senior Director of Strategic Finance
OJO Labs

Beverly Donawho
VP, Compliance Products and Services | RiskExec

Bill Rice
VP of Data Acquisition and Fulfillment
First American Data & Analytics

Bindu Kaul
Director, Cloud and Data Technology
Fannie Mae

Bobby Zitting

Caleb Wuethrich
Director of Product

Candra McLaughlin
VP, Regional Operations
First Community Mortgage

Carmen Acosta-Bergen
Risk In-Force Quality Assurance Manager

Cheryl Miller
VP, Closing
Embrace Home Loans

Chiara Mazzonis
HR Director
Promontory MortgagePath

Chris Favilla
Head of Operations

Dan Riley
Executive Vice President of Administration
Howard Hanna

David Sheeler
President of Residential Servicing and Correspondent Lending
Freedom Mortgage

Davida Stanley
Director of Document Operations

De Ann Rogers
Process Improvement Liaison
Sandler Law Group

Dean McCall
Managing Director of DevOps & Data
Promontory MortgagePath

Dionne McBride
VP, Tax Line Set Up / Tax Line Audit Manager

Dolly Anderson
Chief Product Owner
Freddie Mac Single-Family Division

Elena Emmart
Senior Vice President of Operations
Academy Mortgage Corporation

Elizabeth Karwowski
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Customer Officer
CredEvolv Services

Emily Vondrak
Director of Strategic Operations
Paramount Residential Mortgage Group Inc

Eric Bloomquist
VP, Centralized Purchase Services

Erik McNally
Senior Product Manager, Mortgage
Nomis Solutions

Fobby Naghmi
EVP, National Sales Manager
First Option Mortgage

Genevieve Lawrence
Director, Strategic Analysis

Jeff Gravelle
Chief Production Officer

Jenna Rozenblat
Head of Real Estate Operations

Jennifer Bourgeois
AVP Retail Closing
First Community Mortgage

Jennifer Priestley
SVP, Consumer Direct Credit Operations
AmeriHome Mortgage

Jessica Werner
Canopy Financial Technology Partners, LLC

Jithender Vulupala
Director, Application Support
Common Securitization Solutions

John Cady
SVP of Retail
Cardinal Financial

John Gaines
EVP, Chief Actuary
Arch Mortgage Insurance Company

Josh Lehr
Director, Technology Alliances
Total Expert

Julie Brooks
Director of Product

Katie Hersh
Director of Strategic Finance and Analytics

Katie Means
Implementation Specialist
International Document Services

Kelli Hodges
Mortgage Coach

Kevin English
EVP, National Operations
New American Funding

Kevin McKenzie

Kimberly Starnes
Partner & COO
Aslan Home Lending

Landy Liu
General Manager, Insurtech

Layton Checketts
Product Manager
Finicity, a Mastercard Company

Leah Lanier

Lisa Basham
VP, Movement Mortgage's Innovation Team
Movement Mortgage

Lisa Schwartz
General Counsel

Lorraine Geraci
VP, Learning and Development
Finance of America Reverse

Maloch Spivey
Managing Director, Loan Operations and Transaction Management

Marci Davis
Senior Director, Product Management
ICE Mortgage Technology

Mark Stier
SVP, Head Of Consumer Platforms

Merced Cohen
EVP, Operations
Civic Financial Services

Michael Potter
Director of Underwriting
Finance of America Mortgage

Mona Samaha
Senior Managing Director, Business Transformation

Monica Button
Director of Human Resources
The Agency

Monica Ottenbacher
EVP, Client Delivery
Mortgage Cadence

Nancy Ingalls
Senior Manager of Customer Engagement and Marketing Technology

Nick Taylor
SVP, Sales/Growth
Modus Title

Nick Volpe
EVP, Key Accounts
ACES Quality Management

Noah Jones
Director of Disclosures & Onboarding

Paul Jones
SVP, Non-QM Business Development & Production
First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation

Paul Yarbrough
Director of Client Success Group
Mortgage Capital Trading

Rachael Strenz
Loan Processing Manager
GO Mortgage

Rebecca Frisbie
Director, Product Management
ICE Mortgage Technology

Rosanne Elliott
VP, Investor Relations
Waterstone Mortgage

Ryan McGuinness
Mortgage Servicing Policy Director
Freddie Mac Single-Family Division

Samantha Manfer
EVP, Business Development
Planet Home Lending

Sandra Madigan
Digital Product Director, Enterprise Product Strategy, Servicing Technologies
Black Knight

Sarah Boultinghouse
VP, Business Architect & Process Improvement Manager
Colonial Savings

Scot Rose
Chief Innovation Officer
Class Valuation

Scott McGinley
EVP Secondary Marketing
American Financial Network

Sean Lamb
SVP Operations
American Pacific Mortgage

Sean Pyle
Valutrust Solutions, LLC, a Williston Financial Group company

Shane Kidwell
EVP, Sales
Victorian Finance

Sophia Hosking
Head of Portfolio Operations

Srinivas Annapureddy
Director, Capital Markets Technology
Fannie Mae

Stephanie Kupke
VP, Product Development
Caliber Home Loans

Susan Mudry
VP and Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief Executive Officer and President
Freddie Mac

Susan Schmidt
SVP Operations
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corporation

Teri Pansing
VP Corporate Closing
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Tricia Murray
Sr. Leader, Analytics

Vasantha Kandikuppa
Sr. Mortgage Product Architect

Vinod Thomas
Senior Director of Servicing
Lima One Capital

Vivian Forr
SVP, Professional Services
First American Docutech

Wes Stayton
Senior Associate, Asset Management
Amherst Holdings

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