2024 Rising Star: Jennifer Edwards

Jennifer Edwards

Jennifer Edwards is a forward-thinking accounting technologist who cares about people and is passionate about making a difference in her company, her local community and the mortgage industry at large. Born into the business, both her father and godfather were mortgage professionals. As a second-generation mortgage professional, she sees herself carrying forward a legacy that includes mentoring and shaping the next generation of mortgage finance talent.

Edwards has been an invaluable member of team loanDepot, where her contributions have helped modernize and transform the company’s financial operations and supporting systems. Leading the implementation of Workday’s Financial Management for the company, she continuously works to enhance and improve its finance and accounting operations, creating efficiencies that streamline work across all departments and contribute to data-driven decisioning. 

Edwards is dedicated to driving tangible results that align with the company’s values and support our team of mortgage professionals. She views accounting as the language of business, leveraging her expertise to design efficient processes and spearhead digital transformation initiatives that not only streamline operations but also enhance the overall effectiveness of our team. Her collaborative approach extends beyond her immediate team, as she actively mentors rising stars across departments, fostering cross-functional relationships and nurturing talent within the organization. Jennifer is a force for positivity. Her proactive initiatives promote collaboration, innovation and employee growth, making her a true servant leader within loanDepot — and across the industry.

What is one habit that has helped you succeed?

Embracing curiosity has consistently played a key role in my professional success. I’m naturally curious, and it motivates me to continually prioritize learning and adaptability. The curiosity drives me to innovate — to develop ideas and to find solutions. It feeds me and teaches me new skills every day that allow me to grow and evolve in a constantly changing environment, while also helping to build meaningful connections with my industry peers.


Jennifer Edwards




Senior Vice President, Accounting Systems

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