Mat Ishbia

President & CEO, UWM

Mat Ishbia is the President and CEO of United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) – the No. 1 wholesale mortgage lender in the nation for six consecutive years and running and No. 2 mortgage lender in the nation. Under Ishbia’s leadership, UWM has soared to new heights, becoming one of the most innovative lenders in the industry. Focused solely on growing the wholesale channel, Mat has taken UWM from being a 12-person mortgage company to an 8,500+ person team working together on one campus in Pontiac, MI to help mortgage brokers across America grow. At the end of 2020, the UWM team broke their previous record of all-time wholesale volume ever done in one year with over $182.5 billion in mortgage originations, while still holding its title as the fastest-growing mortgage company in America. On January 22nd, 2021, Mat rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange and UWM officially became a public company, trading under the stock symbol UWMC. Rapid growth at UWM, both in team members and production, has enabled them to make a substantial philanthropic impact on charities and non-profits both locally and nationwide. Using innovative platforms, UWM has empowered its team members and clients to donate to charities of their choosing, funded by UWM. These efforts, combined with company donations, have enabled 300+ charities to receive millions of dollars directly from UWM over the years. Prior to joining UWM, Mat played for Michigan State’s basketball team for four years – going to three Final Fours and winning the National Championship in 2000. He also spent one year coaching alongside Tom Izzo. His college basketball background, leadership style, and dedication to a team-focused business approach have enabled him to gain record-breaking wholesale market share and rapidly grow UWM into a leading lending operation. Mat is known as the most prominent advocate for mortgage brokers nationwide while promoting the wholesale channel on national platforms such as CNBC, Fox Business, Yahoo! Finance, and Bloomberg TV. During Mat’s time as CEO of the largest wholesale lender, mortgage brokers have experienced more growth than the previous 10+ years. He has been named one of the “Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40” and one of the “25 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals” by National Mortgage Professional magazine. Additional accolades include being named a “Rising Star” and Vanguard Award winner by HousingWire. A strong dedication to a team-environment and winning culture has helped UWM earn recognition as an Inc. Best Workplace, Crain’s Cool Place to Work, a Detroit Free Press Top Workplace, and a Best and Brightest Place to Work for the last 4+ consecutive years.

Mat Ishbia