Be Inspired Here

A leader is a trailblazer. A specialist. A mentor. And at UWM, they’re also a friend.

Our leadership team is invested in you. They’ve risen in their fields by making a significant impact and remain enthusiastic about guiding their teams to learn, grow and achieve. Because helping you reach your career goals is also one of theirs. Meet the leaders who are our biggest supporters and our biggest inspiration.

 

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ishbia

Mat Ishbia

Chairman, President and CEO

Mat is a dynamic leader, a visionary, and mortgage industry innovator whose relentless drive has changed the trajectory of wholesale mortgage lending. He’s an advocate for wholesale mortgage brokers everywhere.

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beydoun

Allen Beydoun

EVP, UWM Sales

Allen is the fuel that keeps UWM’s sales engine moving full speed ahead. Through his strong work ethic and extraordinary attitude, Allen inspires his team to provide constant communication and quick turn times for each client.

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bressler

Jason Bressler

Chief Technology Officer

Jason is an industry veteran who excels in application development and enterprise implementation. Jason leads a team of nearly 1000 I.T. members focused on delivering stellar client service through cutting-edge proprietary tools.

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deciantis

Sarah DeCiantis

Chief Marketing Officer

Sarah leads UWM’s marketing, public relations, social media and internal communications, providing strategic direction to support the growth and success of our company and broker network. She has successfully created an in-house marketing agency that both supports and drives sales growth.

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elezaj

Alex Elezaj

Chief Strategy Officer

A big part of helping our mortgage broker clients grow their businesses is doing whatever we can to grow the broker channel as a whole. Alex is laser-focused on this, with the aim of building strategic partnerships that benefit brokers while realizing UWM’s massive growth potential.

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foster

Katie Foster

Chief Risk Officer

Katie oversees all facets of Risk for UWM, including Quality Control, Legal, Compliance, Credit Policy, and more. A former mortgage broker, she understands what is needed to make life easier for our clients while still maintaining the highest quality loans.

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hammond

Kirstin Hammond

EVP, Capital Markets

Kirstin leads our Capital Markets and Product Innovation teams where her relationships in the financial world bring tremendous value and momentum to UWM. She’s highly skilled at tapping information and technology to create game-changing industry advances.

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Andrew Hubacker

Chief Accounting Officer

Andrew oversees all financial aspects of UWM. He joined UWM in October 2020 and brings nearly three decades of experience. Andrew previously spent 18 years at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, most recently serving for over 12 years as an audit partner.

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jelenic

Lee Jelenic

Chief Innovation Officer

Lee leads Client Experience at UWM, strengthening our ability to anticipate and meet the needs of mortgage brokers everywhere. Lee also leads Strategic Partnerships — nurturing relationships that help us provide the digital tools brokers need to succeed.

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Blake Kolo

Chief Business Officer

As our Chief Business Officer, Blake brings an unparalleled combination of accounting, finance, and sales to the executive team. He’s focused on large company strategic initiatives that allow UWM to grow responsibly, while maintaining the highest quality and service.

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lawson

Laura Lawson

Chief People Officer

As the Chief People Officer, Laura is the creative genius behind our award-winning workplace. Laura works tirelessly to develop an environment with our team members as the sole focus, and has an unwavering commitment to maintaining our prized workplace culture.

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roslin

Matt Roslin

EVP, Legal Affairs

Matt is a strategic thinker and industry veteran with more than 23 years of experience under his belt. He prides himself on being both pragmatic and risk-averse. Matt has served in advisory capacities for Ginnie Mae, Fannie Mae, and MBA, among others.

Desmond P. Smith, EVP Chief Growth Officer
Desmond P. Smith, EVP Chief Growth Officer

Desmond P. Smith

EVP, Chief Growth Officer

Desmond P. Smith is UWM’s Chief Growth Officer, where he focuses on innovative ways to advance the independent mortgage broker channel. Desmond brings three decades of knowledge and experience to the table, and most recently served as Chief Customer Officer at Fannie Mae.

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Melinda Wilner

Chief Operating Officer

Believing that communication and understanding are the keys to the client experience, Melinda leads 3,000+ team members in Underwriting, Operations and I.T. to set a new standard for excellence that is centered on client service.

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wolfe

Adam Wolfe

SVP, Chief Legal Officer

Adam provides oversight and leadership for our Legal and Vendor Relations teams, and is responsible for our insurance, litigation management and vendor risk management programs. He proactively lends his expertise to our Sales, Finance, Team Member Services, and Operations teams.

 

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