Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae, Finance of America make leadership moves



Left to right: Brad Cargile, Rene Gonzales, Michelle DeHart, Pete Johnson

Mortgage subservicer Cenlar recently appointed four new leaders across various departments within the company. The Ewing, New Jersey-based enterprise elevated Rene Gonzales to chief technology officer. After previously serving in technology leadership at several lending and financial institutions, including PHH Mortgage, Altisource, Ocwen, Ally Financial and JPMorgan Chase, Gonzales joined Cenlar in 2018 and will lead digital strategy across all company units, in addition to overseeing initiatives surrounding solutions architecture and platform innovations. 

The company also welcomed Brad Cargile as vice president of IT infrastructure. In his new role, Cargile will be in charge of implementing and managing all technology infrastructure at Cenlar, including its data center and network and server services. He comes to the company from Fidelity National Information Services, where he was technology strategy director. He previously held roles at GMAC.

Cenlar added Michelle DeHart as vice president of loan operations, escrow. In the role she will lead all escrow operations, including tax, insurance and analysis, responsible for the team’s financials, staffing and compliance. Previously, DeHart held roles with HomePoint Financial, ServiceMac, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase. 

Joining Cenlar as vice president of special products in loan operations, Pete Johnson will oversee functions in regards to home equity lines of credit and private mortgage insurance, including greater use of automation to achieve improved operational efficiency and risk mitigation in those channels. Before Cenlar, Johnson held the role of chief operations officer at First Heritage Mortgage, as well as other positions with Freedom Mortgage and PHH Mortgage.

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