The 2016 Rising Stars represent the best young leaders in the mortgage industry — in lending, servicing, investing and real estate. Many of these 50 winners are leading their companies from the C-Suite, deciding overall strategy for their organizations and staking out new territory. Others are contributing through innovation, product development, process enhancements and big data analysis. Across the board, their efforts are energizing not only their individual companies but also animating the entire housing economy.

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Min Lee Alexander, SVP, Altisource Portfolio Solutions

Nicole Allison, Senior Loan Consultant, Caliber Home Loans

Jeff Berg, VP, Clayton 

Sean Berry, VP, LenderLive

Kamel Boulos, CTO, ClosingCorp

Malorie Hilscher Catchpole, Attorney, ComplianceEase

Anthony Cazazian, EVP, B2R Finance

Brian Coester, CEO, CoesterVMS

Kathy Cogan, AVP, Safeguard Properties 

Courtney Chakarun, SVP, CoreLogic

Steve Crocker, SVP, ServiceLink 

Alex Elezaj, CEo, Class Appraisal

Darien Evans, EVP, iMortgage 

Jason Frazier, CIO, Mason-McDuffie Mortgage

Justin Glass, Chief Digital Officer, United Wholesale Mortgage

Fredric Gooch, General Counsel and VP, DocuTech

Chelsea Goyer, Director of Partner Programs, Redfin

Scott Griset, Director of Platform Products, Clear Capital

Stephen Hovland, Manager, HomeUnion

John Hudson, VP, Mortgage Financial Services

Nate Johnson, CMO, Move Inc.

Melody Jones, Managing Partner, McCalla Raymer

Walt Kieschnick, VP, Selene Finance

Tim Lobner, EVP, Invitation Homes

Leo Loomie, VP, Digital Risk 

Ralph Lowen, SVP, Walker & Dunlop

Stephen Lynch, Associate Director, Standard & Poor's

James MacPherson, EVP, Academy Mortgage Corp.

Craig Martin, Senior Director, J.D. Power

Matt Martin, CEO Chronos Solutions

Brian Maryo, Product Manager, National MI

Shawn Murphy, EVP, ValuAmerica

Joe Nguyen, VP and Assistant General Counsel, Ocwen Financial

Jason Nierman, Head of Business Development, OpenHouse

Farrah Panetta, Director of Policy Servicing, National MI

Michael Patterson, Chief of Staff, Freedom Mortgage

Jacob Petersen, Chief Servicing Officer, Mortgage Cadence

Joni Pilgrim, Director of Sales and Business Development, Nationwide Appraisal Network

Pete Rothacker, Relationship Manager, WALZ 

Parvesh Sahi, VP, Ellie Mae

John Sherman, President, American Financial Network

Jonathan Sparks, Assistant General Counsel, Digital Risk

Shane Stanton, National Director of Business Development, Mortgage Master

Frederick Townes, COO, Placester

Nolan Turner, Managing Director, Carrington

Clifton Wallace, VP, VRM Mortgage Services

Trixy Weiss, CEO, Genesis Capital and Hudson & Marshall

Raviv Wolfe, CEO, Argon Credit

Rudy Zabran, Managing Director, Opus Capital Markets Consultants

Ori Zohar, SVP, Sindeo