Mr. Battany is the Executive Vice President of Capital Markets for Guild Mortgage Company. He is responsible for overseeing the firm’s capital market activities, including pricing, hedging, secondary market execution, shipping, and product development functions, as well as managing investor relationships with the GSE’s, government agencies, and private investors.
Prior to joining Guild, Mr. Battany was Chief Product Strategist for Penny Mac, from 2012-2015, where he was responsible for managing Penny Mac’s product development group, as well as its relationships with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA, USDA, Ginnie Mae, and the mortgage insurance companies. From 1990 to 2012 Mr. Battany was with Fannie Mae, based in Pasadena, California where he served as Director of Single Family Business and was responsible for managing the firm's relationships with west-coast based lenders. Mr. Battany began his career in 1986 with First Interstate Bank of California, where he traded and hedged the bank's mortgage production.
Mr. Battany is a board member of the California MBA, and is chairman of the national MBA’s Secondary Marketing Committee. He was a previous board member of the national MBA Residential Board of Governors, previous board member of Rebuilding Together, and incoming board member of Habitat for Humanity. Mr. Battany graduated in 1985 from the University of Colorado's school of Business Administration with a BS degree in Finance.
Garry Cipponeri is the President and CEO of TradeRoom Capital Partners LLC and TradeRoom Capital, LLC. Prior to founding TradeRoom Capital Partners LLC and TradeRoom Capital, LLC, Garry was the Senior Vice President and Director of the Capital Markets Department for Chase Home Finance, the Mortgage Banking arm of JPMorgan. He joined Chase in August of 2004, but has been in the mortgage business for 39 years, and specifically, Capital Markets and Secondary Marketing functions for 37 years. His responsibilities at Chase Home Finance included all hedging and asset sales, as well as securitization, sales operations, pledging, agency, government and MI relationships & captive MI’s. He also served as Chairman and President of Chase’s three private label security companies as well as running a specialized Asset Sales group. Prior to becoming part of the Chase team, he spent 19 years at CitiMortgage as their Senior Vice President for Secondary Marketing, responsible for hedging all pipeline and warehouse risk, selling all mortgage products and structuring Citi’s private label securities. He also served as President of CitiCorp Mortgage Securities Inc.
Garry is the former Chairman of the National MBA’s Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG); has served two terms as Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Capital Markets Committee, and he has served on the MBA’s Board of Directors as well.
Garry graduated with a BS in Finance from Wayne State University.
Dr. Jim Gaines is the Chief Economist at the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University focused on housing and land development issues. He has more than 30 years experience in a broad array of professional real estate activities and has provided consulting services to numerous businesses, institutions, developers, and all levels of government organizations. He served as President of Rice Center, an urban research center affiliated with Rice University and was an associate professor of real estate and finance at the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Gaines earned his B.B.A., M.A. and Ph. D. degrees at the University of Georgia.
Mark Hanson is the senior vice president of Freddie Mac’s Securitization Division. In this role, he oversees Freddie Mac's mortgage securitization efforts, including pass-thru, REMIC and strip issuance. He is also responsible for developing and implementing new mortgage security products and capabilities that meet the needs of institutional investors, broker/dealers, lenders, servicers and third party vendors.
Hanson was previously a vice president for Lazard Asset Management, where he managed mortgage and asset-backed positions for institutional clients. Since 1986, Hanson has held a number of positions, including a vice president of research for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, director of research for Freddie Mac's Securities Sales & Trading Group, and a security analyst for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
Hanson has a B.S. from Allegheny College and an MBA from the University of Rochester.
Michael D. McAuley is the Managing Director for Garrett, McAuley & Co., a banking and mortgage banking consulting firm that helps lenders increase revenues, control costs and better manage risk. Mike has more than twenty years of commercial banking experience in financing mortgage bankers, homebuilders and related firms, most recently at JP Morgan Chase.
Mike is an acknowledged expert in the field of warehouse lending and mortgage banking and he consults with banks, mortgage bankers, credit unions and regulators. He focuses on assisting mortgage bankers with improving their strategies, finances, secondary marketing and operations.
Mike is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.; a past chairman of the RMA Warehouse Lenders Roundtable; member of the Warehouse Lending Subcommittee at the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, and a Graduate with Distinction, Willis Bryant Award finalist, and Lecturer at the School of Mortgage Banking.
Michael L. Kennemer, Chief Financial Officer of MAM, Board Member, manages all financial aspects of MAM with thirty years of experience in mortgage banking. Mr. Kennemer is poised and equipped to successfully handle the cyclical financial industry. At MAM, he is responsible for the secondary marketing, accounting, finance, treasury, human resources, investor and agency relations of the company. Previously, he was the National Sales Manager for the Correspondent Lending Division of National City Mortgage, where he helped grow the correspondent division to a top tier organization. Prior to National City, he was the Chief Financial Officer for Aegis Mortgage where he turned an unprofitable group at Aegis from losing more than $2 million per month in May 1999 to becoming profitable in November 1999. He also successfully ran the acquisition of New America Financial, which involved the purchase of $300 million of servicing and $500 million of residential mortgages loans and was involved in the successful sale of these assets.
Pete Mills is Senior Vice President of Residential Policy and Member Engagement at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). In this position, he leads MBA’s residential policy team and state and local advocacy program, directs MBA’s residential member engagement and recruitment efforts, and oversees business development for industry education and professional development programs under the MBA Education brand.
Mills is an experienced financial services industry executive with 30 years of expertise in public affairs, government relations, public policy and research, all in the housing and mortgage finance arena. Most recently, he served as Managing Director of the Community Mortgage Banking Project, a public policy organization that represents the interests of companies and coalitions involved in the housing and mortgage finance industries.
During his career, Mills lead corporate public affairs for Countrywide Financial, managed trade association policy advocacy for the California Mortgage Bankers Association and the California Association of Realtors, and conducted housing policy research at the Federal Reserve Board. He has a BA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated with distinction in 1982.
As Chief Executive Officer of Zelman & Associates, Ivy Zelman, holds roughly 25 years of experience covering housing and housing-related industries. Founded in October 2007, Zelman & Associates provides analyses across all aspects of the housing spectrum. Ivy’s concept for the firm remains strongly rooted in the ability to perform thematic research overlaid with proprietary surveys to produce unparalleled differentiated value added research.
Ivy continues to be frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal and appears occasionally as a guest on CNBC. For the past 21 years, Institutional Investor has recognized Ivy as one of the most preeminent figures within the housing industry. Most notably, Institutional Investors - America Research Team rankings placed Ivy and her team with eleven 1st place rankings (1999 – 2004, 2006 – 2007 and 2010 – 2013). Ivy achieved this record over the years, most notably when she called the top of the housing market in 2005. In addition, she reinforced her dominant reputation in the industry by calling the bottom of the housing market in January 2012.
Ivy received a Bachelor of Science from George Mason University and currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio with her husband David and their three children, Zoey, Zachary and Zia.
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