Notable mortgage industry additions and promotions, May 13-17

Ginnie Mae has named Sam Valverde as acting president. Valverde previously served as the organization’s principal executive vice president since January 2023. He began his tenure at Ginnie Mae in March 2022 to serve as the executive vice president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining Ginnie Mae, he was most recently supervisory attorney advisor at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) in the Division of Conservatorship Oversight and Readiness; prior to joining public service, he began his career as a securities lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardell LLP. Valverde received his juris doctor degree from Yale Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced that Luis Campudoni has been named chief information officer and Mary Peterman has been named chief financial officer. Campudoni has over 25 years of experience in information technology. He recently joined FHFA after spending two years as the deputy chief information officer at the Small Business Administration (SBA); he has also held senior leadership roles at the Department of Homeland Security, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Customs and Border Protection. Campudoni holds master of science degrees in project management, organizational leadership, and information technology. Peterman is a certified public accountant and a certified government financial manager, and has over 30 years of financial management experience. She recently joined FHFA after serving as the controller/deputy director of the Division of Finance for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Prior to FDIC, Peterman served in leadership positions for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the Department of Homeland Security, and various local government organizations. Peterman has also held leadership positions for the Association of Government Accountants, including serving as national president and national treasurer. Peterman holds a master’s degree in public administration.

Better Home & Finance Holding Company has appointed Chad Smith to serve as president and chief operating officer of its subsidiary, Better Mortgage Corporation. Kevin Ryan, previously Better Mortgage’s president and chief financial officer, will continue to serve as the company’s CFO. Prior to joining Better Mortgage, Smith, served as CEO of Mission Loans from December 2020 to May 2024 and as executive vice president, consumer direct and portfolio retention, of Caliber Home Loans from May 2018 to September 2020.

Union Home Mortgage has named Ryan Koenig regional manager for Michigan and Indiana. Most recently, Koenig, who has 22 years of experience, was part of the team to bring Caliber Home Loans/Newrez into Michigan as an area sales manager. Prior to that, he worked in various capacities with Fifth Third Bank and PNC Bank, as well as Quicken Loans.

Fannie Mae announced Diane N. Lye has been appointed to its board of directors. Lye has over 30 years of experience in data science and technology, most recently, as chief information officer at Rivian Automotive from October 2022 to December 2023. Previously, she was at Capital One, where she served as executive vice president and chief information officer for card technology from May 2019 to September 2022, and as senior vice president of enterprise data, machine learning, risk and finance technology, from October 2016 to May 2019. Prior to joining Capital One, Lye held a variety of technology-centered leadership roles at Amazon, Citigroup, and Bank of America.

Informative Research, a technology platform that delivers data-driven solutions to the lending community, announced it has expanded its team to add Kurt Raymond as senior vice president and borrower journey engineer. Raymond co-founded mortgage industry consulting firm Excelerate Advisors and serves as owner and founder of KATANTCO2. His other professional experience includes executive-level positions at Indymac Bank and InterFirst Wholesale Lending.


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