2022 HW Vanguard: Desmond P. Smith


Currently serving as Chief Growth Officer at United Wholesale Mortgage, Desmond P. Smith brings three decades of mortgage knowledge and experience to the table. Since joining the UWM team in 2021, Smith has been laser focused on communication and collaboration. In his role, Smith supports the strategy and execution of keeping UWM’s clients ‘all in,’ an initiative that was launched in March 2021. Whether its traveling to brokerages around the country or welcoming clients to UWM’s campus for state-of-the art training opportunities, Smith always finds ways to ensure clients are taking full advantage of all of the tools UWM provides so they can further grow their business. Smith is the company’s biggest advocate for service being everyone’s responsibility. He is keen on ensuring clients receive the most elite service and works every day to empower the UWM team to do more, take ownership and grow their business.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? 

There is no place in business for emotion. Passion and conviction, yes, but not emotion.


Desmond P. Smith


Chief Growth Officer

Company Name:

United Wholesale Mortgage

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