Southern Secondary Market Conference


Rob ChrismanRob Chrisman

Some of you know Rob Chrisman from the free daily commentary that he sends out six days a week. In it he tends to cover a wide range of topics, from production through the compliance maze and into secondary marketing. But his career in mortgage banking began 32 years ago in 1985. His background is primarily capital markets and includes hedging pipelines, running a small subprime company, and helping various companies with capital markets issues on a consulting basis.

He left the daily working world in late 2008 to focus on his family but continued to publish his widely read daily market commentary on current mortgage events. He spends 4-5 hours a day on this, and wakes up at 4AM to check overnight news and edit the commentary before sending it out. He is on the board of directors, or advises the boards, of several financial companies, and visits groups around the country consulting and speaking. And he is a product of the California education system with a BS from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and an MBA from UC Berkeley. Don’t hold that against him as his son is a UT 2014 grad.

David Lykken

President, Transformational Mortgage Solutions

David Lykken, a 43-year veteran of the mortgage industry, is President of Transformational Mortgage Solutions, a management consulting firm that provides transformative business strategies to owners and “C-Level” executives via CONSULTING, executive COACHING and various COMMUNICATIONS strategies. He is a frequent guest on FOX Business News and hosts his own weekly podcast called “Lykken On Lending” heard Monday’s at 1 pm ET at David’s phone number is (512) 759-0999 and his e-mail is

Mark D. Hanson

Senior Vice President, Freddie Mac

Mark D. 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.  Additionally, Hanson leads Freddie Mac’s efforts supporting FHFA’s directives around the Single Security, expanding liquidity in the conventional TBA space.

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, and 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.

Renee Schultz

Senior Vice President – Capital Markets, Fannie Mae

Renee Schultz is Fannie Mae’s Senior Vice President – Capital Markets, reporting to the Executive Vice President and Head of Single-Family Business. Ms. Schultz manages Fannie Mae’s Capital Markets Pricing and Sales Desk, the Credit Risk Transfer program, and the Whole Loan Conduit. Her teams are responsible for providing liquidity to lenders and the broader capital markets through establishing and implementing credit pricing terms, executing strategies to transfer credit risk associated with Fannie Mae’s single-family guaranty business, trading mortgage-backed securities (MBS) with capital markets participants, purchasing and subsequently securitizing whole loans, and purchasing pools and whole loans using Early Funding. Ms. Schultz also oversees Fannie Mae’s MBS policy team, which ensures proper administration of matters related to the strategic and business value of Fannie Mae MBS. Further, Ms. Schultz leads the Strategic Initiatives team responsible for Capital Markets strategic technology builds.

Previously, Ms. Schultz was Vice President – Capital Markets Single-Family Products and Business Initiatives, where she was responsible for lender execution services, including MBS sales and trading, whole loan acquisition and conduit activities, and early funding transactions. During her tenure at Fannie Mae she has also served as Director for the Portfolio Whole Loan and Municipal Asset Desks. Ms. Schultz joined Fannie Mae in 1998.

Evan Smith

CEO and co-founder, The Texas Tribune

Evan Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization recently called “one of the nonprofit news sector’s runaway success stories.” The Tribune's deep coverage of Texas politics and public policy can be found at its website,, in newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the state, and in the print and online editions of the Washington Post. Since its launch in 2009, the Tribune has won international acclaim and numerous honors, including eight national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and six awards from the Online News Association. Previously Evan spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as Editor and a year as President and Editor-in-Chief.



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First Continental Mortgage Company
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MERSCORP Holdings, Inc.
Network Funding, LP
NexBank SSB
Pacific Union Financial, LLC
Phoenix Capital, Inc.
Stearns Lending, LLC.
SWBC Mortgage Corporation
Wells Fargo Funding
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HNB Mortgage
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