2022 Woman of Influence: Lauren Richmond


As general counsel of Finance of America, Lauren Richmond is instrumental in the company’s success, evidenced by her successful leadership of the FOA legal department and her guidance and support in taking the company public in 2021. Richmond is a mother of three young children and, at 34 years old, one of the youngest general counsels at a public company and in the mortgage industry. Richmond serves as a role model for other aspiring female executives. During her time at FOA, Richmond has used her leadership skills and extensive legal knowledge to manage a team of 28 people while fostering a company culture that encourages work-life balance and supports the development of diverse talent.

Since joining FOA in 2016, Richmond’s commitment to excellence has contributed to her rapid rise in the company. By 2019, she was promoted to general counsel, and over the past year, she lead the complex legal process of taking FOA public via a special purpose acquisition company. 


Lauren Richmond


General Counsel

Company Name:

Finance of America

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