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April 14: Tai Christensen

In today’s episode, we speak with Tai Christensen, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, CBC Mortgage Agency. In honor of Celebrate Diversity Month, Christensen discusses how down payment assistance can help bring more people of color into homeownership. She also speaks about her own family’s legacy as homeowners and why that intergenerational wealth can be so critical.

March 29: Miki Adams

In this episode, we speak with Miki Adams, President of the CBC Mortgage Agency. She speaks with us about how CBC works to build and promote low-income access to homeownership through down-payment assistance and advocacy.

March 15: Michele Kryczkowski

In this episode, we speak with Michele Kryczkowski, SVP of National Fulfillment, Planet Home Lending. Michele discusses how Planet works to maintain high employee retention rates, as well as what areas lenders should be prioritizing in 2021.

March 1: Jesse Schwab

In this episode, we speak with Jesse Schwab, Chief Risk Officer, Bell Bank. Schwab joins us to discuss the priorities he’s focused on as Bell approaches the $10 billion asset threshold. He also talks about the state of the regulatory landscape under the new presidential administration.

February 15: Brian Filkey

In this episode, we speak with Bryan Filkey, Chief Strategy Officer, Interfirst Mortgage. He tells us about the opportunities within the non-government-guaranteed space. He also speaks to the primary headwinds facing the industry in 2021, as well as how the industry can prepare from a staffing standpoint.

February 8: Robert Hutchins

In this episode, we talk with Robert Hutchins, President & CEO of Ellavoz Impact Capital. Hutchins discusses how Opportunity Zone investment can live up to its full potential. He also shares his thoughts on what the Biden administration will mean for Opportunity Zones.

February 4: Patricia Cook

In this episode, we speak with Patricia Cook, CEO for Finance of America Companies. She discusses why more lenders are seeking to access the public capital markets. She also talks about tailwinds benefitting lending in 2021, and how she expects the mortgage landscape to shift in the months ahead.

January 25: Brian Flaherty

In this episode, we speak with Brian Flaherty, COO of Global Strategic Business Process SolutionsBrian talks about how Global Strategic has adapted their internal business processes to meet the changing needs of the market.

January 20: Rick Sharga

In this episode, we talk with Rick Sharga, EVP at RealtyTrac. He discusses what the industry landscape will look like this year as homeowners begin to exit forbearance plans. He also discusses why this recession has been an atypical one, and what that means for his outlook.

January 11: Joe Iafigliola

In this week’s episode, Joe Iafigliola, CFO of Safeguard Properties, discusses how Safeguard has adjusted to the challenges of the past year, and what he expects the property preservation sector to look like going forward.

January 4: Marissa Yaker

The first DS5: Inside the Industry of 2021 features Marissa Yaker, Managing Attorney of Foreclosure at Padgett Law Group. She will discuss the biggest challenges firms are facing in terms of managing volume and meeting the needs of servicer clients. 

December 28: Patrick McClain

In this episode of DS5: Inside the Industry, we speak with Patrick McClain, VP of Enterprise Sales and Business Development at Altisource. He will discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the auction sector of the industry and what challenges may lie ahead in 2021.

December 21: Candace Russell

This episode of DS5: Inside the Industry will feature Candace Russell, VP of Post Sale at Carrington Holding Company, LLC. She will discuss the complexities of forbearance and how the industry has adapted to working remotely.

December 14: Elizabeth Squires

Kick-off this week with the new installment of DS5: Inside the Industry featuring Elizabeth Squires, Director of Client Account Management for Safeguard Properties. She will discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the property preservation sector and foreclosure volumes, as well as what challenges 2021 may bring.

December 7: Tim Rood

In this episode of DS5: Inside the Industry, Tim Rood, Head of Government & Industry Relations at SitusAMC, discusses potential housing market risks in 2021, the end of forbearance moratoriums, and how policymakers have handled housing challenges in the past.

December 2: Navigating a Potential Bankruptcy Surge

In this week’s special extended edition of DS5: Inside the Industry, BK Global CEO Brad Geisen discusses the challenges his industry might face in the coming years including anticipated unemployment and bankruptcies and the potential impact on homeownership.

November 23: Anticipating Bankruptcies in 2021 and Beyond

In this week’s DS5: Inside the Industry, BK Global CEO Brad Geisen discusses the challenges his industry might face in the coming years including anticipated unemployment and bankruptcies and the potential impact on homeownership.

November 16: Preparing for Forbearance Exits

This episode of DS5: Inside the Industry features Jesse Roth, SVP of Strategic Partnership & Business Development at Roth delves into the ways in which his industry is preparing for forbearance exits by focusing on automation to help manage the volume of requests and increasing staff and training.

November 9: Keeping Families ‘Together and In Their Homes’

This episode of DS5: Inside the Industry features an interview with Vanessa Lindow, co-CEO/ co-President at Bayview Loan Servicing. Lindow discusses the way servicers have responded to COVID-19. 

November 2: ‘Leveraging Technology’ in the Housing Industry

In this week’s episode of DS5: Inside the Industry, the show is joined by Richard Ferguson, President of CBC Mortgage Company. Ferguson, who runs the company’s Chenoa Fund, discussed how his company is “leveraging technology,” especially during these quickly changing times.