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Experience Overview:  

Sonthe is our Operational Risk Leader. He is a seasoned mortgage executive with 15 years of experience in many areas of mortgage banking including financial, credit, and operational risk management, pricing and margin management, whole loan trading, secondary marketing and MSR management.



Expertise Industry Focus
  • Risk Governance and Policy
  • Market Risk
  • Credit Risk
  • Operational Resilience
  • Future State Operating Model
  • Readiness Assessment
  • Go to Market Strategy
  • Benchmarking Survey/Analysis
  • Business Process Optimization
  • Secondary Marketing/Trading
  • Pricing/Margin Management
  • MSR Valuation
  • Servicing Oversight
  • Project Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • GRC/PPE/LOS Systems
  • Mortgage Finance/Servicing
  • Non-Banks
  • Fintech
  • Investment Management
  • REIT

Representative Credentials

Risk Director - Annaly Capital Management: Managed the counterparty, credit, and operational risk of the whole loan and MSR business for the largest publicly-traded REIT in the US ($11B of capital, $82B of AUM).

Head of Capital Markets Ops – Caliber Home Loans/NewRez: Oversaw market risk management, pricing, margin management, transaction management, settlement, reporting and analytics, and whole loan trading through all channels of production ($80B of annual originations, $650B of servicing).

SVP of Operations and Risk – Cenlar FSB:  Responsible for one of the largest transfers of servicing (~1 million loans) from CitiMortgage, making Cenlar the largest subservicing company in the US. Accomplished task ahead of schedule and within budget while complying with consent orders and MRAs.

Chief Operational Risk Officer – Mr. Cooper Inc.: Built de novo team to cover all aspects of operational risk, including governance and policy management, change of law, RCSA, issues management, vendor management, IT/cybersecurity risk, BCP/DR, and ERM/CRM/GRC systems.

COO Legacy Assets Division – CitiMortgage: Played key role in the successful turnaround of troubled assets portfolio during the credit crisis ($150B of 1st and 2nd liens, ~$200B of MSR).

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