Patricia L. Cook

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Patricia Cook joined the Company in March 2016 and has served as Chief Executive Officer since October 2020. She served as President of the Company from March 2017 until October 2020. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Cook served as the President of Ditech Financial LLC from February 2013 to February 2016 and Executive Vice President of Green Tree Servicing (now Ditech Financial LLC) from January 2009 to February 2013. Previous to Green Tree Servicing, Ms. Cook served as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer of Freddie Mac, Chief Investment Officer for JPMorgan and Chief Investment Officer for Prudential Investment Management, after beginning her career at Salomon Brothers in 1979. Ms. Cook holds a B.A. from Saint Mary’s College and an M.B.A. from New York University Stern School of Business.

Graham Fleming

President

Graham Fleming joined the Company in December 2013 and has served as our Chief Administrative Officer since 2014. Mr. Fleming was appointed to President of our Company in October 2020. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Fleming founded and served as the President of Icon Residential Lenders. Prior to that, Mr. Fleming served as the Chief Financial Officer of AMRESCO Residential Mortgage and as the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Finance America LLC. Mr. Fleming brings over 25 years of experience in the mortgage lending business including extensive expertise in strategic planning, accounting and financial management, regulatory compliance, quality control and risk management, secondary operations and capital markets. Mr. Fleming attended the Dublin Business School, Ireland and is a Chartered Certified Accountant.

Johan Gericke

Chief Financial Officer

Johan Gericke joined the Company in March 2021 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company, he spent ten years at Capital One in a variety of senior roles including Managing Vice President of Corporate Development, Chief Financial Officer of Retail Banking and Chief Financial Officer of Commercial Banking. Prior to that, he worked at Wells Fargo as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. Mr. Gericke brings over 19 years of financial services experience with extensive expertise in accounting, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and strategic planning. He holds an Honors Bachelor of Accounting Science from the University of South Africa and qualified as a South African Chartered Accountant. Mr. Gericke also holds an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University. 

Jeremy Prahm

Chief Investment Officer

Jeremy Prahm joined the Company in December 2015 as Senior Managing Director across numerous segments of our business, including our Portfolio Management, Forward Mortgage, Reverse Mortgage, and Commercial businesses. Mr. Prahm was recently appointed to Chief Investment Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Prahm served as a Portfolio Manager and Director of Quantitative Solutions at Green Tree Investment Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Walter Investment Management, from December 2008 to December 2015. Mr. Prahm holds a B.S. in Economics from Saint Cloud University.

Anthony W. Villani

Chief Legal Officer

Anthony W. Villani oversees our Company’s Legal and Compliance teams. He was previously the general counsel of Beyond Finance, Inc. He also served for eight years as executive vice president and general counsel of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings, Inc., now known as Mr. Cooper Group Inc. (“Mr. Cooper”). Prior to joining Mr. Cooper, Mr. Villani was vice president and associate general counsel for three years at Goldman Sachs, where he served as the managing attorney for Litton Loan Servicing LP, a Goldman Sachs company. He also served as executive vice president and general counsel of EMC Mortgage Corporation, a Bear Stearns company. Mr. Villani holds a J.D. from Oklahoma City University School of Law and a B.S. in Political Science from Arizona State University. He was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 1983 and the Texas Bar in 1989.