2022 HW Vanguard: Pete Pannes


Pete Pannes has played a leading role in repositioning and growing Covius from a company focused on outsourced origination into a diversified provider of tech-enabled solutions to the mortgage, finance and capital markets. As chief business officer for covius, he has overseen a 300% growth in business in the last three years while the company pivoted to tech-enabled services.

Since Pannes joined Covius in 2015, Covius divested of its fulfillment network and pivoted to investing in technology and tech-enabled solutions to meet the industry’s changing needs. Pannes led the organization’s client and revenue growth through four strategic acquisitions: reQuire Holdings, Chronos, Clayton and most recently Nationwide Title Clearing.

Covius’s reach across the industry has also grown through client-driven strategic platform partnerships in the last year, and the company has been recognized as a HousingWire Tech 100 for the last four years. 

What has been the secret to your success? 

Preparation. It could be dialing in one’s product or process knowledge, specifics about a marketplace or a competitive situation or even how you prepare for a number of contingencies that may produce a problem or challenge. 


Pete Pannes


Chief Business Officer

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