2024 Rising Star: Michael Kowaleski

Michael Kowaleski

Michael Kowaleski, vice president of data engineering and project management, embodies the essence of a Rising Star with his exceptional leadership and transformative impact. His strategic prowess in harnessing data and driving complex projects forward not only sets him apart within our organization but also positions him as a driving force shaping the future of the mortgage industry.

Kowaleski has been an invaluable asset to Interlinc Mortgage, particularly over the last 12 months, where his leadership and expertise in data engineering and project management have been instrumental in driving our company’s success. Kowaleski spearheaded several critical initiatives, including the implementation of advanced data analytics systems that have revolutionized our decision-making processes and enhanced operational efficiency. His strategic vision and meticulous attention to detail have not only ensured the seamless execution of complex projects but have also empowered our teams to innovate and adapt in a rapidly evolving industry landscape. Beyond his role within the company, Kowaleski’s active involvement in trade organizations showcase his commitment to advancing the field and further solidifies his status as a thought leader in data engineering and project management.

Kowaleski exemplifies excellence and embodies the core company values through his unwavering commitment to excellence and his meticulous approach to data engineering and project management, where he consistently delivers innovative solutions that exceed expectations. Kowaleski’s dedication to collaboration and teamwork fosters an environment of mutual respect and empowerment, driving our teams to achieve remarkable results together Moreover, his integrity and ethical conduct serve as a guiding light for others within the organization, reinforcing our commitment to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.

What is one thing you would tell a younger version of yourself?

I would advise myself to set bold, ambitious goals, embrace calculated risks, and not fear failure. Failure isn’t a roadblock but rather a vital part of the learning process and a step towards growth and improvement. Through failure, I can gain valuable insights, refine my strategies, and ultimately achieve success.


Michael Kowaleski




Vice President of Data Engineering & Project Management

Company Name:

InterLinc Mortgage

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