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2014 Women of Influence: Angela Watson


ANGELA E. WATSON’S two-year tenure at CrossCheck Compliance has yielded impressive growth in revenue and profit, as well as innovation and product development. Watson has led the Texas office team’s growth, resulting in tripled revenue and profit.

“Angela is a born leader,” a spokesperson for CrossCheck said. “She is continually looking for creative ways to develop strategic business partnerships to advance company growth and address the needs of the market.”

Watson led the launch of three new products for the mortgage industry focusing on compliance risk and compliance cost management. She also created a marketing platform for the corporate office, which was subsequently adopted company-wide.Watson’s path to leadership began when in college, where she was a leadership development coordinator, then continued as an outdoor experiential education corporate facilitator.

After joining the mortgage industry, she has contributed in multiple team lead and senior roles at Thornburg Mortgage, Bank of America and Fannie Mae. As a servicing consultant at Fannie Mae, Watson consulted with servicers on Fannie Mae Servicing guidelines, with a specific focus on delinquency management, loan servicing and loss mitigation, including the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). She played a key role in the development of servicing repurchases and compensatory fees program at Fannie Mae for a total collections amount of over $62 million.

Watson served as CrossCheck’s South U.S. leader for mortgage services sales, business development marketing and business partnerships. Watson also served as an expert witness for a HAMP class-action litigation in 2013, defending one of the largest banks in the country and speaking on behalf of the mortgage servicing industry.

Watson is a board member for the Dallas and Fort Worth local Mortgage Bankers Associations, assisting with membership and sponsorship.