Women of Influence 2016
HousingWire recognizes the most influential women in housing
Cheryl Travis-Johnson is making a lasting impact on housing and, more importantly, on the homeowners and families that each of those homes represents.
Travis-Johnson’s career in mortgage banking spans over 30 years and includes leadership roles in lending, loan servicing and real estate. Her extensive experience enables her to recognize industry trends and proactively address operational challenges with creative perspective and innovative solutions.
Travis-Johnson serves as a director on the board of the non-profit organization, PCV|VRM Seeds of Hope, where her leadership through philanthropy serves to educate, enable and empower homeowners in an effort to stabilize neighborhoods and breathe new life into communities.
As housing continues to right size and foreclosure volumes decrease, Travis-Johnson has facilitated a significant transformation to VRM Mortgage Services. Under her leadership, the company has evolved substantially from a singular provider of comprehensive outsourced REO services into a multi-faceted servicing solutions company with offerings ranging from managing performing mortgages and assets through default servicing and claims.
Travis-Johnson also oversaw the formation and expansion of The Mortgage Collective, an organization developed to bring together industry leaders to examine servicing’s operational challenges and develop intelligent, innovative solutions. The group serves to facilitate meaningful dialogue and produce actionable outcomes that help mitigate risk, and drive performance for lenders, servicers and investors.
The organization expanded to include thought leadership events and the newly formed Solutions Group, which offers a singular industry source to deliver unified, component-based outsourcing and technology solutions.