2023 HW Vanguard: Michael Dubeck

The Painted Ladies in San Francisco.

Michael Dubeck’s strategic vision amidst a complex and changing mortgage market has propelled Planet Home Lending forward in servicing, originations and asset management. Dubeck’s market insights are drawn from his three decades of industry experience. Dubeck is a nimble and thoughtful leader who has purpose-built a synergistic multichannel company designed to weather all markets. As CEO and president, Dubeck leads with a strategic approach of looking ahead, anticipating changes and preemptively adapting. Over the past year, Dubeck has amassed strategic funding that will enable the company to take advantage of opportunities that arise in today’s dislocated market. Through a series of intelligent and calculated moves, Planet expanded its distributed retail footprint, increased its mortgage servicing portfolio, acquired new subservicing clients and grew the company’s correspondent lending channel. Amid the complex and evolving mortgage landscape, Michael Dubeck’s innovative strategic direction has guided Planet Financial Group’s stability in servicing, origination and asset management.

With 30 years in the industry, including a time spent on Wall Street with giants like First Boston (now known as Credit Suisse) and Morgan Stanley, Dubeck’s market acumen is extensive. Dubeck stands out as a dynamic and reflective leader of a multichannel company adapting to ever-changing market conditions.  In the whirlwind of the past year, Planet expanded its retail footprint, grew to be the No. 3 overall correspondent lender, became the fastest-growing non-prime servicer, enhanced its commercial servicing platform, and continues to be a sought-after partner for private client portfolio management.  

What has been the secret to your success? 

Having employees willing to work across business lines to fortify each other through every market cycle. They go the extra mile to ensure our borrowers, business partners, clients and investors have the best possible experiences.


Michael Dubeck


CEO and President

Company Name:

Planet Home Lending

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