2023 Rising Star: Scott Slezak


In his role as Vice President and Underwriting Leader at United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), Scott Slezak is essential in the development and launch of new technologies. Slezak is responsible for arranging successful product launches, and he ensures team members across many departments possess a clear understanding of policies and procedures. He utilizes internal and external feedback to continuously improve new products to create an outstanding client experience.

Slezakt has proven to be a pillar of leadership at UWM. His consistency, reliability and thoughtfulness have been instrumental in the company’s launch of well over 100 new products and technologies over the past year. Additionally, he has contributed key insights that led to successful program initiatives such as enhancements to UWM’s TRAC program, and the launch of HELOCs. Slezak never passes on an opportunity to listen to those around him and is always focused on ways to improve at every level. He epitomizes continuous improvement and demonstrates this on a day-to-day basis. He is never content with having a “good enough” mindset, instead Slezak is constantly pushing himself and others to find better ways to overcome challenges. 

What is one habit that has helped you succeed?

Constant over-communication. It is extremely important to communicate clearly and consistently during each step of the process. Regular check-ins, setting clear expectations and reminding others of the goal at hand is vital to success.


Scott Slezak




Vice President and Underwriting Leader

Company Name:

United Wholesale Mortgage



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