Gregory Drakos, executive vice president of the special situations group at Carrington Mortgage Holdings, is currently in charge of the team building Carrington’s next-gen digital mortgage and real estate technology platform, carringtonconnects.com.
The team’s mission is to make homeownership simple through technology that integrates lending, real estate and homeownership into a single platform. Drakos is responsible for all aspects of the business. including strategy, technology, operations and marketing.
The Connects platform has achieved over $300 million in funded loan volume since its launch in mid-2016. Prior to leading Connects, Drakos worked on several major initiatives for Carrington, including a $530 million European bond financing and the creation of Carrington Development Company. Drakos serves as an advisor for several early-stage fintech and real estate companies and is actively involved in supporting veterans through the Carrington Charitable Foundation.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU HAD TO OVERCOME TO SUCCEED IN THIS INDUSTRY?
The status quo. But it’s not just me, our entire team challenges this on a daily basis. I’m lucky to be surrounded by truly exceptional people who are excited about building a future experience that they want to use, and who are passionate about delivering an exceptional customer experience. It’s challenging, but with the team we have, it’s incredibly rewarding.