PHH Mortgage Names Industry Veteran Michael Keaton as Senior Vice President of Default Subservicing
30 years of experience in mortgage subservicing and default servicing
Newly created sales executive role to drive special servicing growth opportunities
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PHH Mortgage Corporation (“PHH” or the “Company”), a subsidiary of Ocwen Financial Corporation (NYSE: OCN) and a leading non-bank mortgage servicer and originator, today announced that Michael Keaton has joined the Company as Senior Vice President, Default Subservicing.
In this newly created, sales-focused role, Mr. Keaton will be responsible for leveraging the Company’s proven and extensive special servicing capabilities and expertise to drive the growth of PHH’s sub-performing and non-performing servicing through strategic subservicing opportunities. He will report directly to Scott Anderson, Executive Vice President and Chief Servicing Officer.
Mr. Keaton brings to PHH more than 30 years of sales and operational experience in mortgage servicing and subservicing. He joins PHH from Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing where he most recently served as the company’s Chief Servicing Officer. Prior to this role, Mr. Keaton held several executive-level roles in mortgage servicing and default loan administration at Resurgent Capital Services and Wendover Financial Services.
“We are very excited to have Michael join our team. He brings a unique combination of executive leadership and extensive operational experience in default servicing with the skill set and industry credibility to drive business results,” commented Mr. Anderson. “With the continued downturn in the mortgage industry and broader recessionary environment, we believe our proven special servicing capabilities will create opportunities to support homeowners, clients and investors through a challenging mortgage cycle.”
Ocwen/PHH is a recognized industry leader in special servicing with proven default management processes and experienced servicing professionals that distressed homeowners have relied upon for more than 30 years. Since the financial crisis, the Company has helped more than 1.5 million homeowners in need of assistance avoid foreclosure and maintain the dream of homeownership, while delivering significant savings to its clients and investors. Earlier this year, the Company was recognized for the highest level of servicing excellence by both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, whose metrics are concentrated around a servicer’s ability to avoid foreclosure and create positive outcomes for homeowners.
Michael Keaton most recently served as the Chief Servicing Officer at Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing, which he joined in 2014. At Shellpoint, he was responsible for all aspects of the loan servicing lifecycle for 1.7 million loans under management. Prior to joining Shellpoint, Mr. Keaton held several executive-level roles at Resurgent Capital Services between 2002 and 2014, including Vice President of Loan Servicing, Senior Vice President of Bankruptcy Servicing and Executive Vice President of Mortgage Servicing and Recovery. He began his career at Wendover Financial Services, where he spent more than 10 years and finished his tenure as Vice President of Default Administration for the nation’s largest servicer of subprime mortgage loans at that time. Mr. Keaton holds a Master of Arts degree from North Dakota State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
About Ocwen Financial Corporation
Ocwen Financial Corporation (NYSE: OCN) is a leading non-bank mortgage servicer and originator providing solutions through its primary brands, PHH Mortgage and Liberty Reverse Mortgage. PHH Mortgage is one of the largest servicers in the country, focused on delivering a variety of servicing and lending programs. Liberty is one of the nation’s largest reverse mortgage lenders dedicated to education and providing loans that help customers meet their personal and financial needs. We are headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida, with offices and operations in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, India and the Philippines, and have been serving our customers since 1988. For additional information, please visit our website (www.ocwen.com).
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