2024 Finance Leader: Kurt Johnson

Kurt Johnson

Kurt Johnson, a veteran in mortgage banking with deep industry and government connections, is a driving force for the strong financial performance and growth of Mr. Cooper. Since stepping into the role of CFO in March 2023, Johnson’s leadership has been crucial in steering the company toward robust investor returns and achieving a recent third quarter net income of $275 million. Johnson’s nearly eight-year tenure at Mr. Cooper across positions such as Chief Risk and Compliance Officer and Chief Credit Officer, highlight his influence in setting credit policies and creating opportunities to keep the dream of homeownership alive.

While Johnson joined Mr. Cooper in 2015, he has 25 years of leadership in the mortgage industry, excelling in originations, servicing, treasury, portfolio management and financial planning. Johnson continues to strategically position Mr. Cooper for its $1 trillion servicer goal, overseeing a multi-year initiative to bring technology and process enhancements to the servicing platform. In pushing both the company and industry forward, Johnson led this servicing transformation, driving a 77% portfolio growth in the last five years, and played a key role in the 2018 merger forming Mr. Cooper Group.

Kurt embodies the company’s commitment and No. 1 priority to keep the dream of homeownership alive. In addition to his role at Mr. Cooper Group, Johnson actively participates on the Executive Council of both the Housing Policy Council and the Mortgage Bankers Association, collaborating on policy-making in the mortgage banking sector. His extensive community involvement includes volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, teaching financial literacy to school-aged children through Junior Achievement and serving as a board member for the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO).


Kurt Johnson


Chief Financial Officer

Company Name:

Mr. Cooper Group

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