Mack Walker, senior vice president, director of capital markets of Deephaven Mortgage, may be the youngest capital markets leader among the nation’s leading non-QM/non-agency lenders. Since he joined Deephaven Mortgage at the age of 22, he has been influential in the development and growth of the non-government mortgage market. Today, he is charged with the growth and profitability of all Deephaven sourcing channels, product development and delivery of assets into the secondary market. He is a key voice in marketing, business development and every other company-wide initiative.
Walker has contributed to building out the company’s securitization strategy, correspondent partnerships and loan programs — establishing a baseline for Deephaven and benchmarks for the industry as a whole. Walker has positioned Deephaven to capitalize on this increased non-QM demand and has been instrumental in reshaping its capital markets strategy. He has built upon the company’s pre-existing correspondent relationships to increase liquidity and provide a new set of more flexible products to broker and mortgage banking partners.
What is one habit that has helped you succeed?
Committing early on to being a “sponge” and learning as much as I could from senior colleagues. Never be afraid to ask questions; you can’t learn something new if you don’t take chances and bet on yourself.
SVP, Director of Capital Markets