President and Chief Executive Officer; Director
Mr. Messina has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director since October 4, 2018. Previously, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of PHH Corporation (PHH) from January 2012 to June 2017 and Chief Operating Officer of PHH from July 2011 to December 2011. Mr. Messina also served as a director of PHH from January 2012 to June 2017 and as a consultant to PHH through March 2018. Prior to joining PHH, Mr. Messina spent 17 years at General Electric Company (GE), most recently as Chief Executive Officer of GE Chemical and Monitoring Solutions, a global water and process specialty chemicals services business, from 2008 until July 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Ramapo College and a Masters of Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Executive Vice President, Chief Servicing Officer
Mr. Anderson has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Servicing Officer since 2009, and his career with Ocwen has spanned over twenty years. Prior to his current role, he served as Senior Vice President, Residential Assets since November 2001. Prior to joining Ocwen in November 1993, Mr. Anderson was employed by CIGNA. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bowdoin College.
Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Britti has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer since June 2014. From July 1, 2018 through October 3, 2018, he also served as interim Chief Executive Officer. From September 2016 to February 2017, he served as the Interim Head of Risk Management. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer from March 2012 to June 2014 and Executive Vice President of Ocwen responsible for Finance and Business Development from January 2011 to March 2012. He has been with Ocwen since January 2011. Prior to joining Ocwen, Mr. Britti was Chief Operating Officer for mortgage insurer RMIC from 2005 to 2011. Mr. Britti held two positions at Freddie Mac as a Vice President running Field Sales and Pricing & Structured Transactions. Mr. Britti has also been a Vice President at Capital One running Thrift and Mortgage Operations. After business school, Mr. Britti worked at McKinsey & Company in its financial services industry group. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Maryland and a Master of Business Administration from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School.
Executive Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
Mr. Celini has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer since May 2019. From the closing of Ocwen’s acquisition of PHH Corporation in October 2018 until May 2019, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer. From November 2017 through October 2018, he served as the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer of PHH Corporation. From May 2017 through October 2018, he served as a risk management consultant to the mortgage industry with Newbold Advisors LLC, a professional services firm, and from June 2016 through April 2017, with Common Securitization Solutions LLC (a joint venture between Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac). He also previously held executive roles at Sun National Bank, Freddie Mac, and Ally Bank (formerly GMAC Bank). Mr. Celini is a Certified Public Accountant and received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Fordham University.
Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer
Mr. Henley has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer since February 15, 2021. In this role, Mr. Henley is responsible for the growth and development of our originations business and operations. From 2012 through the time he joined Ocwen, Mr. Henley served as an executive of Freedom Mortgage Corporation. He most recently served as Executive Vice President, Retail Lending of Freedom Mortgage responsible for sales, operations and originations channel expansion. Prior to that role, he was Executive Vice President, Capital Markets and Correspondent Lending responsible for the growth and development of Freedom Mortgage’s correspondent lending channel. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Delta State University.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. O’Neil has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since June 2022. Most recently, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Bayview Asset Management, LLC, which he joined in 2015. At Bayview, Mr. O’Neil was responsible for finance and accounting, treasury and financing structures, liquidity, loan accounting, funding and collateral activities. Prior to joining Bayview, he was the Group Financial Officer for Wells Fargo, Eastern Community Bank. Prior to this role, Mr. O’Neil was the Chief Financial Officer for Wachovia’s Wealth Management Group. Before joining Wachovia, he was a senior manager at Boston Consulting Group, where he worked with financial services companies in Europe and North America. Mr. O’Neil began his career as a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy, and he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel
Mr. Samarias has served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel since April 2019. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel of Ocwen since 2013. He also serves as the Company’s Chief Ethics Officer, and was appointed Company Secretary in April 2020. Prior to joining Ocwen, from 2009 to 2013, Mr. Samarias was a senior attorney with the Treasury Department’s Office of Financial Stability (“OFS”). From 2012 to 2013, he served as Chief Counsel of OFS where he was responsible for directing all legal activities of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, and served as the chief legal advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability. Prior to his government service, Mr. Samarias was a litigator with several international law firms from 1997 to 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University, a Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law, and is a member of the bars of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia, as well as a Florida Authorized House Counsel, and a New Jersey In-House Counsel.
Executive Vice President, Capital Markets
Mr. Wade has served as Executive Vice President, Capital Markets, since April 2022. From October 2018 until joining Ocwen, Mr. Wade served as Managing Director for various Blackstone portfolio companies, where he was responsible for Business Development, Due Diligence/Transaction Management and Servicer Oversight for the residential division of Blackstone’s real estate debt business. From 2009 through 2018, he served as Executive Vice President of Mortgage and SBA Lending and Capital Markets for OneWest Bank. Earlier, he managed the Capital Markets function for IndyMac Bank and LaSalle Bank. Mr. Wade holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from UCLA.
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Mr. Zeleny has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer since August 2019. In that capacity, he oversees Ocwen’s human resources, communications, information technologies, facilities, sourcing, enterprise project management office and diversity and inclusion programs. From January through August 2019, Mr. Zeleny served Ocwen as a human resources consultant. From 2012 through 2019, Mr. Zeleny provided executive Human Capital consulting services including as co-CEO of Center on Executive Compensation. He previously held the role of Chief Administrative or Chief Human Resources Officer at Sunoco, Caremark, and DuPont, oversaw global human resources at Honeywell and served 17 years at PepsiCo. Mr. Zeleny also served on the Board of HRPA, Cornell ILR Advisory Board, SXL and SCX, NYSE publicly traded companies. He received a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.S. from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.