This virtual event featured in-depth topics from some of the leading experts in the real estate and mortgage industries. Scroll down to see our full list of speakers and learn more about them.

Rob Chrisman 
President, Chrisman LLC

Rob is a best known for his free morning commentary and speaking engagements on the mortgage business and the economy. He began his career in capital markets in 1985 and his background includes hedging pipelines, running a small subprime company, and consulting with various companies. He was on the Board of Directors of Peoples Bank in Overland Park, and is still on the Board of Directors, or advises the boards, of several financial companies.

Session: Keynote: State of the Mortgage Industry Based on the Impact of COVID-19

Matthew Clarke 
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Churchill Mortgage

Matthew is a mortgage industry leader with more than 21 years of experience in financial management, business development, operational management, strategic planning, banking, process development, mergers/acquisitions and risk management. Currently, he oversees production, financials and expansion of Churchill Mortgage’s footprint throughout the United States. In 2013, Matthew was a finalist for the Nashville Business Journal’s CFO Awards, which honors Middle Tennessee’s top financial professionals for outstanding performance as corporate financial stewards.

Session: Workforce Tetris: Lining Up Resources With Today’s Needs

Dave Colford 
Chief Revenue Officer, Arizent (National Mortgage News)

As a leader in the publishing industry, Dave has been at the vanguard of enterprise-level digital transformations, management turnarounds, and ongoing value creations. Currently, he is responsible for sales, revenue operations, and client services at Arizent, a leading publisher offering 17 media outlets, including National Mortgage News. Previously, he was President of Hanley Wood Media and led revenue initiatives in the B2B and B2C technology markets with Geeknet Media, CMP Technology, IDG, and Ziff Davis Media.

Session: Workforce Tetris: Lining Up Resources With Today’s Needs

Marcia Davies 
Chief Operating Officer, Mortgage Bankers Association

Marcia is responsible for ensuring cross-organizational strategic initiatives and priority oversight for the MBA. Previously, she worked at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as senior advisor to the assistant secretary for housing and federal housing commissioner. Before joining HUD, Marcia spent 21 years at Freddie Mac in a variety of officer positions. Marcia has received several awards, most recently the silver Stevie Awards for Women in Business 2018 Maverick of the Year.

Session: Keynote: State of the Mortgage Industry Based on the Impact of COVID-19

Ed Delgado 
President & CEO, Five Star Global

With executive positions at Wells Fargo and Freddie Mac, Ed has more than 25 years’ experience in mortgage banking and is recognized as a thought leader and innovator in the industry. Delgado has hosted discussions on housing and financial markets with various global leaders, including U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice, and U.S.  Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson.

Session: Keynote: State of the Mortgage Industry Based on the Impact of COVID-19 


Mike Fontaine 
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Plaza Home Mortgage

For more than 15 years, Mike has been responsible for the day-to-day operations of Plaza Home Mortgage’s businesses and financial management, including strategic planning, overseeing capital markets, information technology, marketing, servicing, and the development of BREEZE, Plaza’s loan origination system. Mike is a member of the Freddie Mac Advisory Committee and the California Mortgage Bankers Association’s Board of Directors. He also earned the Certified Mortgage Banker designation from the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Session: Workforce Tetris: Lining Up Resources With Today’s Needs


David Griege 
Chairman, Paramount Bank

In 2016, David led the effort to purchase a small community bank in St. Louis which was later re-named Paramount Bank. The mortgage operations of Paramount Mortgage Company were transitioned to Paramount Bank in 2019 which has led to significant growth of the platform. He now serves as chairman and oversees operations. David also sits on the Advisory Board of the Lenders One Mortgage Cooperative, the St. Louis Homebuilders Charitable Foundation, and Powered By Hope.

Session: Lessons Learned: What the 2008 Mortgage Crisis Can Teach Us


Donald Griffin 
Vice President, Servicer Relationship & Performance Management, Single-Family Portfolio Management, Freddie Mac

Don joined Freddie Mac in 2009, transitioned to Servicer Performance Management in 2010 and was promoted to vice president in 2013. In his current position, he leads a team of account managers and is responsible for all servicer relationship and performance oversight. Prior to Freddie Mac, he managed several mortgage servicing and default servicing platforms, including Wilmington Finance (AIG), CitiFinancial/Travelers Bank, Advanta Mortgage, Conti Mortgage and GMAC Residential (RESCAP).

Session: Government Update: How Emergency Actions Are Impacting the Market


Lora Helt 
Vice President, Enterprise Sales and Business Development, Altisource

Lora has been leading the customer account planning cycle, maintaining key client relationships and managing strategic industry relationships for Altisource since 2015. Prior to joining the company, she was director of sales and national accounts at Bradford Technologies, where she was responsible for retaining and growing the customer base of new and existing software solutions. In her 25-year financial services career, she has also worked for GE Capital and Chicago Title Insurance Company.

Session: Executive Roundtable: Vendor Management


Wes Iseley 
Senior Managing Director, Carrington Holding Company, LLC

Customer service-focused, Wes is a general management executive with experience ranging from directing large firms to developing growing companies into industry leaders. At Carrington Holding Company, Iseley is responsible for all external transactions and manages Carrington’s relationships across its family of companies.

Session: Government Update: How Emergency Actions Are Impacting the Market


Joel Kan 
Associate Vice President, Economic & Industry Forecasting, Mortgage Bankers Association

Joel oversees MBA’s macroeconomic and housing market forecasts, along with other related analytics. He also leads the production of MBA’s industry surveys, including the Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey, Builder Applications Survey and Mortgage Credit Availability Index. Prior to joining the MBA, he worked in Ernst and Young’s Quantitative Economics and Statistics (QUEST) group. Joel is a speaker and presenter at MBA and other events, and writes commentary on economic statistics and industry data.

Session: The Economist’s Magic 8 Ball: What to Expect in the Next Year


Eric Kaplan 
Director, Housing Finance Program, Milken Institute

Eric brings over 26 years of housing and mortgage experience across a variety of finance, legal, and policy roles. He was previously a managing partner at Ranieri Strategies LLC and head of mortgage finance at Shellpoint Partners LLC. Kaplan is on the MISMO board of directors, serves as vice chair of the CFPB Consumer Advisory Board, and is a former SFA (SFIG) board member.

Session: Government Update: How Emergency Actions Are Impacting the Market

Mike Kasparian 
Chief Information Officer, Forrester

As chief information officer for a leading a global organization that manages all internal business technology, Mike is responsible for leveraging technology to drive productivity and deliver business value, ensuring network and data security, and optimizing technology operations. Prior to this role, Mike held various positions across Forrester’s organization over the past 18 years, including vice president of business technology strategy and vice president of product for the RoleView and Business Technographics® products.

Session: Business Continuity Planning and Execution During a Pandemic


Jack V. Konyk 
Executive Director of Government Affairs, Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

Jack has over four decades of consumer banking and lending experience, concentrated in mortgage finance, regulatory compliance, enterprise risk and public and government affairs. He is a frequent speaker at conferences across the country and a prominent voice for industry with legislators and regulators at all levels of government. Jack is actively involved with the MBA, the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators and the American Bankers Association’s Mortgage Markets committee, among others.

Session: Keynote: State of the Mortgage Industry Based on the Impact of COVID-19


Rose Lally 
Chief Information Security Officer, Altisource

In today’s highly-regulated and compliance-driven real estate environment, Rose provides vision and leadership for information security, technology risk management, IT asset management, audit management, business continuity, and disaster recovery. She began her career as a software engineer for GE Healthcare, going on to leadership positions in eCommerce, data center hosting, asset management, business continuity, and disaster recovery. After joining Altisource, Rose built the technology Governance and Controls program and has been leading information security for several years.

Session: Business Continuity Planning and Execution During a Pandemic


Paul Leonard 
Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Housing Policy Council

The HPC represents leading national mortgage lenders, servicers, insurance, title, and data companies. Paul works with President Ed DeMarco and Sr. Vice President for Mortgage Policy Meg Burns to develop and advocate HPC’s position on key mortgage and housing finance policy issues. Previously, Leonard worked for 22 years in the House of Representatives, including 11 years as chief of staff for Rep. Michael N. Castle (R-Delaware), a member of the House Financial Services Committee.

Session: Government Update: How Emergency Actions Are Impacting the Market


Robert McKinley 
Vice President of Enterprise Sales & Business Development, Altisource

Robert is responsible for creating new relationships and managing existing strategic accounts across all of Altisource’s products and services. Before expanding his role, he held the same position at Equator where he managed large client accounts, building and maintaining relationships and overseeing implementations. Prior to that, he was an account executive for IndyMac Bank, responsible for loan origination production and business development.

Session: Executive Roundtable: Servicing


Dror Oppenheimer 
Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Housing, U.S. Department of HUD

In his role at HUD, Dror provides expert advice and counsel on the management of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)’s $1.3 trillion portfolio of mortgages, including asset management strategies, process improvement, and technology implementation. He brings a wealth of experience in leading large mortgage operations, including underwriting, investor reporting, default servicing operations, and REO operations.

Session: Government Update: How Emergency Actions Are Impacting the Market


Edward Pinto 
Resident Fellow & Director, American Enterprise Institute Housing Center

Edward is currently researching how to increase the entry-level housing supply for first-time buyers and renters who earn hourly wages, as well as examining the current house price boom that began in 2012. This continues his previous work on the role of federal housing policy in the 2008 mortgage and financial crisis. Before joining AEI, Pinto was an executive vice president and chief credit officer for Fannie Mae until the late 1980s.

Session: Government Update: How Emergency Actions Are Impacting the Market


Ben Purser 
Chief Risk Officer, RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing

Since 2015, Ben has been the chief risk officer for RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation.  He has held a number of senior financial services governance roles, having been the chief audit executive at two public firms as well as the chief compliance officer for the TARP program at the U.S. Treasury, where he helped develop and oversee the “Making Home Affordable” initiative. He has also held senior positions at Caliber Home Loans and Ocwen.

Session: Lessons Learned: What the 2008 Mortgage Crisis Can Teach Us


Rick Sharga 
President & CEO, CJ Patrick Company

A 20-year veteran of the real estate and mortgage industries, Rick is the Founder of CJ Patrick Company, a consulting firm that helps real estate, financial services, and technology companies develop a position of competitive advantage and use it to drive business strategy, marketing, and sales. Prior to founding CJ Patrick, he was chief marketing officer at Ten-X and Auction.com, executive vice president at Carrington Mortgage Holdings, and senior vice president of marketing at RealtyTrac.

Session: The Economist’s Magic 8 Ball: What to Expect in the Next Year


Gagan Sharma 
President & CEO, BSI Financial

Gagan acquired BSI Financial Services from a bank in 2006. Prior to BSI, Sharma founded a global outsourcing company serving the financial services and technology industries. He raised institutional equity financing and increased the company’s labor force to more than 1,200 people before selling it. Before that, Sharma was a consultant with Deloitte, advising clients on matters of strategy and operations in the financial services and high-tech industries.

Session: Lessons Learned: What the 2008 Mortgage Crisis Can Teach Us


William B. Shepro 
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors, Altisource

Bill has been chief executive officer and member of the Board of Directors of Altisource since 2009. In 2019, he was appointed chairman of the Board of Directors. He also sits on the Boards of some of Altisource’s subsidiaries. Before joining Altisource, he served as president and chief operating officer of Ocwen Solutions and president of Global Servicing Solutions, LLC, a joint venture between Ocwen and Merrill Lynch. He also held senior positions at Ocwen Recovery Group and Ocwen.

Session: Keynote: State of the Mortgage Industry Based on the Impact of COVID-19


Brian Simon 
President, Lenders One

With over 20 years of experience, Brian delivers unique value to Lenders One members through new benefits, innovative solutions and opportunities to connect. He has been a long time member of both the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Lender Advisory Boards, and has been voted one of the top 100 mortgage banking executives in the industry. Prior to joining Lenders One, Brian held C-level leadership positions at some of the largest independent mortgage banks in the industry.

Session: Executive Roundtable: Originations


DJ VanDeusen 
Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis, Altisource

DJ is a finance and operations leader with 30 years of experience in financial and business development activities for publicly-traded and privately-owned multi-business operations. His career is filled with proven results in executing start-up and growth plans, driving business results, leading acquisition integrations, and successful project management across a wide range of initiatives. He is recognized for energetic, optimistic, and inclusive approaches with the ability to develop talent, drive change, increase productivity, and implement sound business strategies.

Session: The Economist’s Magic 8 Ball: What to Expect in the Next Year


John Vella 
Chief Revenue Officer, Altisource

Prior to Altisource, John served as chief operating officer of Equator, LLC. He began his financial services career with the FDIC and Freddie Mac and later served as chief sales officer for H & R Block’s mortgage company, chief executive officer of Household International’s Automotive Business, president and chief executive officer of Bear Stearns EMC Mortgage Company, and as executive vice president for special servicing of GMAC/RESCAP.

Session: Lessons Learned: What the 2008 Mortgage Crisis Can Teach Us


Mark Vitner 
Managing Director & Senior Economist, Wells Fargo Securities

Mark is responsible for tracking U.S. and regional economic trends for Wells Fargo Securities. He also writes for the company’s Monthly Economic Outlook report and the Weekly Economic and Financial Commentary, as well as provides regular updates on the housing markets, commercial real estate, regional economies, consumer spending, and issues impacting small business. His commentaries have been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and other major publications.

Session: The Economist’s Magic 8 Ball: What to Expect in the Next Year


Michael Waldron 
Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer, Bayview Loan Servicing

At Bayview Loan Servicing, Michael is responsible for the Compliance and Oversight Department’s management, leadership, and direction, as well as the company’s overall compliance strategy. Prior to joining Bayview, he was practice leader of Ballard Spahr’s nationally recognized Mortgage Banking Group. With over 20 years’ serving in a wide variety of legal and compliance-related functions, Michael is known for his ability to navigate the regulatory landscape and build relationships that add value.

Session: Lessons Learned: What the 2008 Mortgage Crisis Can Teach Us


Kandy White 
Senior Vice President & Head of Global Operations, Altisource

With 20 years of experience, Kandy is a recognized leader in digital transformation. She has helped organizations navigate transformation by bringing technology and talented people together to create simple, digital, and personalized experiences. She has led teams in HR, Technology/AI, National Operations, Customer Care, Tech/Product Support, Work Force Management, and Process Engineering. Through direction of multi-million dollar investments in people, process, and technology, her teams have delivered more than $750 million in margin growth over the past decade.

Session: Workforce Tetris: Lining Up Resources With Today’s Needs