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MortgagePoint September 2023

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MortgagePoint » Your Trusted Source for Mortgage Banking and Servicing News 16 September 2023 M O V E R S & S H A K E R S across the organization. He serves as a key member of the finance team and a key finan- cial liaison to the operations management team. William has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and finance roles. He also has a background in capital markets/ investor relations and portfolio management for a variety of financial services companies, primarily mortgage servicing, originations, and corporate financial planning & analy- sis. Before coming to Cenlar, William was Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at Homepoint Financial LLC and Director of Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis at NewRez LLC. William is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Pennsylvania and Minnesota. William also holds a Master of Business Administration from Arcadia University. Stoop, as Director of Enterprise Risk Management for Cenlar, is an accomplished and results-driven executive with proven experience in compliance risk management, with an expertise in assessing regulatory guidance, conducting compliance testing, managing compliance operations, and guiding operational risk mitigation within fast-paced, challenging environments. Austin was previously VP of Servicing Compliance at AHP Servicing and Director of Compliance Testing at PHH Mortgage Corporation. Webb, Cenlar's new Director of Informa- tion Technology, is an experienced IT leader within the financial services and mortgage industries who continuously enhances the maturity of IT functions and builds rela- tionships that further the effectiveness of business and IT services. He has a proven track record of supporting leadership to achieve cost savings, accelerate performance, and drive strategic initiatives including cloud and data center migrations, acquisition integrations, and various other strategic IT projects. He will be focused on the operation- al effectiveness, stability, and security of the infrastructure at Cenlar. Webb previously served as VP of Infrastructure at Ocwen Financial and Homeward Residential, as well as led the digital transformation of Disaster Recovery/Business Resiliency and ITSM/ ITAM for Mortgage Connect LP. Foerter, promoted to Director of Finan- cial Planning & Analysis, will be responsible for Cenlar's staffing forecasting and revenue forecasting. He joined the company 10 years ago, holding multiple roles. Most recently, he was Senior Finance Manager, in which he partnered with executives and business leaders to develop strategic plans for existing, new, and proposed business operations. He was also a Senior Financial Analyst and Performance Management Analyst. Leisten, in her promotion to Director of Corporate Education, understands the needs of corporate training by listening, understanding, and delivering on those needs. Her project-focused training initiatives have helped Cenlar heighten organization- al performance, provide greater customer satisfaction, improve financial performance, and increase employee development and retention. She has been a valued part of the Cenlar team since 2013, when she joined as the ELearning Education Manager, and expanded to Senior Manager of Instructional Design. As Director of Corporate Education, she oversees the instructional design and delivery functions of the corporate educa- tion team, including new hire orientation, functional training education material and delivery, corporate compliance education, and leadership/management education. Prior to Cenlar, Leisten was with Sallie Mae as a leader in training services and instructional design. Pontelandolfo, promoted to Director, Assistant General Counsel, will advise the organization regarding new and existing federal and state statutes/regulations and offer legal interpretations to implement any required changes. She will also provide guid- ance to the organization regarding privacy issues. Before joining Cenlar in 2016, she worked at the Office of the Public Defender, Office of Dispute Settlement in Trenton, New Jersey, where she redeveloped the New Jersey Foreclosure Mediation Program to work efficiently with fewer resources. Additionally, she was an Associate at the law firm of McCabe, Weisberg and Conway, PC, where she managed title litigation and title related issues clouding New Jersey proper- ties in foreclosure. Laura Ann is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She received her Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from Rutgers University–Camden and completed her undergraduate studies at Temple University. Pontelandolfo is designated as an ANAB-Cer- tified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/ US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. MICHAEL WISE JOINS CMG AS AREA SALES MANAGER CMG Home Loans, the retail division of CMG Financial, has added Area Sales Manager Michael Wise to the company. Wise, a passionate mortgage expert with more than 30 years of industry experience, previously founded Capstone Direct Mortgage Financing. Wise founded his company in 2007 and managed to bring it through one of the most difficult times in the mortgage industry. His ability to navigate this tough period and de- velop a business strong enough to withstand such adversity is a notable accomplishment proving his ability to eliminate people's greatest mortgage fears. The majority of his work is built on developing strong relation- ships with clients and partners, providing exceptional service, working with integrity and honesty, and valuing the importance of knowledge and expertise. "I can't contain my excitement about join- ing the CMG Home Loans team," Wise said. "The company's core values center around prioritizing the customer above all else truly reflects their commitment. Another thing that sets CMG apart is their innovation. I'm thrilled about the All In One Loan, a remark- able product that enables borrowers to save a substantial amount on interest and pay off their loans quicker, all while retaining access to their home equity. It's truly a game-chang- er!" CMG Mortgage, d/b/a CMG Home Loans was founded in 1993 by CEO Christopher M. George, who served as Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) in 2019. CMG makes its products and services available to the market through three distinct origination channels including retail lending, wholesale lending, and correspondent lending. CMG currently operates in all states, including the District of Columbia, and holds approvals with FNMA, FHLMC, and GNMA. "CMG is thrilled to have Mike Wise join our leadership team in California," said Rose Marie David, SVP of the CMG Retail Division. "As the former owner and CEO of

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