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Mike Awadis
Senior Vice President – FirstSouthwest Company

Mr. Awadis joined FirstSouthwest Company in late 2011 to implement the TBA program and to provide Capital Markets solutions for HFAs. Currently FSC is providing TBA solutions to 10 state HFAs. Since introducing the first TBA program in 2011, FSC has accepted over $3.7 billion in TBA locks from HFAs. Prior to joining FirstSouthwest, Mr. Awadis was with Bank of America for 20 years managing the Bank’s production of bond loans from the Servicing and the Secondary Marketing standpoint on a national level; acting as Master Servicer / Program Administrator for 45 state and local Housing Agencies encompassing over 600 bond programs. He was also responsible for marketing Bank products and service to Housing Finance Agencies including master servicing, whole loan securitization, TBA executions and Reverse Repo. Mike was also responsible for the development and implementation of new affordable lending products.

During his tenure Mr. Awadis had held several positions related to the loan origination and marketing. Prior to joining the Bank he was a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Mike Holds BS in Business Administration – Finance from the California State University, Los Angeles..


Tim Almquist
Single Family Compliance Manager – Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation

Mr. Almquist maintains over 24 years of experience in the development, implementation and management of single family lending programs. Tim began his career in 1990 with Lomas and Nettleton in Dallas, TX as Assistant Vice President/Operations Manager of the company’s Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bond Programs. During his career at Lomas, Tim worked with over 25 state and local housing finance agencies as master servicer for their single family bond programs.

In 1995, Tim relocated to Austin, TX for an opportunity with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) as manager of their Single Family Homeownership Division. After 5 years managing TDHCA’s single family programs, Tim took a job as an account manager with Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. in Calabasas, California. At Countrywide, and later with Bank of America, Mr. Almquist was promoted to Senior Vice President within the Bank’s Neighborhood Lending Division and was tasked with managing the master servicing function for over 50 state and local housing finance agency single family bond programs, developing and implementing GNMA TBA execution programs and creating programs to sell conventional loans to the Fannie Mae Cash Window.

In May of 2012, Tim moved back to Austin, TX to act as Single Family Compliance Manager for the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC). Tim’s responsibilities with TSAHC include the purchase and development of a state-of-the-art mortgage loan reservation and compliance system and managing the day-to-day operations of the Single Family Compliance Group.

Tim graduated from Texas State University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and continued his education in 2005 with an Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP) designation from the Mortgage Bankers Association of America’s (MBAA) School of Mortgage Banking and later in 2005 received his Residential Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designation from the MBAA.


Joe Anderson
Chairman & CEO – Caliber Home Loans, Inc

Joe Anderson is Chairman and CEO at Caliber Home Loans, Inc. where he leads the company’s business strategy and operations. A well-known leader in the mortgage banking industry with 31 years of experience, his extensive background includes expertise in production, capital markets, operations, finance, technology, credit, and governance. Prior to joining Caliber, Joe was responsible for managing and directing the retail division of a national mortgage lending organization.


John Burnett
President – Phoenix Collateral Advisors

Phoenix Collateral Advisors is led by John Burnett, President, who has over 20 years of mortgage banking and servicing experience. Prior to joining the Phoenix Family of Companies, Mr. Burnett held executive and senior leadership positions with Integrated Asset Services, Statebridge Company, IBM/Seterus and Wilshire Credit Corporation/Merrill Lynch.

During his tenure, Mr. Burnett has managed the loan level decisions in collections, loss mitigation, bankruptcy, foreclosure, loan administration and REO liquidation. While rising through the ranks of multiple servicing firms, Mr. Burnett managed each aspect of the servicing timeline. His direct experience in loan level decision making as well as portfolio performance management provide him a unique perspective with regard to regulatory compliance and industry best practices. Mr. Burnett has overseen the servicing management of hundreds of thousands of loans, and more than ten thousand real estate liquidations. In his servicing leadership roles Mr. Burnett has worked closely with Wall Street investment firms, Securitization Trustees and GSE’s to execute loan retention and liquidation strategies. Throughout his career, Mr. Burnett has focused on providing clients with asset level solutions rather than task management metrics.


Rob ChrismanRob Chrisman

Rob Chrisman began his career in mortgage banking - primarily capital markets - 30 years ago in 1985 with First California Mortgage, assisting in Secondary Marketing until 1988, when he joined Tuttle & Co., a leading mortgage pipeline risk management firm. He was an account manager and partner at Tuttle & Co. until 1996, when he moved to Scotland with his family for 9 months.

He returned to the United States in mid-1997 and ran Secondary for Standard Financial, a sub-prime lender in northern California. In late 1997 Rob was hired by CrossLand Mortgage to start, and be the president of, a sub-prime company named OnCall Mortgage (a division of CrossLand). OnCall Mortgage was in existence until Wells Fargo purchased First Security Bank (the owner of CrossLand) at the end of 2000.

Rob then joined CMG Mortgage, a wholesale mortgage bank, as the Director of Secondary Marketing. In early 2003 and re-joined Tuttle Risk Management Services, Inc. TRMS (now Compass) provides mortgage pipeline risk management for mortgage companies and thrifts that seek to originate and sell loans into the secondary mortgage market. In November of 2006 Rob left TRMS to become the Director of Capital Markets for RPM Mortgage, a retail residential lender, leaving there in late 2008 to focus on not only publishing a widely read daily market commentary on current mortgage events but also on his family.

He is on the board of directors of Peoples Bank, a mid-sized depository in Kansas, and of IFC, a financial services company which advances capital to heirs, He is also an advisor to the Board for First Mortgage, a member of the Secure Settlements Advisory Board, an associate of the STRATMOR Group, a member of the California Mortgage Bankers Association, and of the Mortgage Bankers Association of the Carolinas and its membership committee, and is on the Mortgage Advisory Board for the California Automobile Association. Rob has provided expert witness services for mortgage and real estate-related cases, has lectured to groups around the country. Rob holds a BS from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and an MBA from UC Berkeley.


Dan Cooper, CMB
Senior Vice President – Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc.

Mr. Cooper is currently a Senior Vice President at Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc. where he is responsible for the implementation and management of the Company’s Capital Markets strategy. Previous positions include Managing Director and Executive Vice President of Mortgage Banking for Franklin Bank and Managing Director and Senior Vice President of Secondary Marketing and Portfolio Management for Bank United Corp.

With 30 years of experience in the mortgage banking and banking industries, Mr. Cooper has directly handled over $90 billion in mortgage servicing rights acquisitions and sales, has sold and acquired over $95 billion in mortgage loans and securities, has managed a whole loan and securities portfolio in excess of $4 billion, a servicing portfolio in excess of $30 billion and a Mortgage Banking operation that produced in excess of $1 Billion per year. Mr. Cooper received a B.S.B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Florida, a M.B.A. Degree with a concentration in Finance from Florida Atlantic University and a Certified Mortgage Bankers designation in 2005.


Chris Cordry
Senior Vice President of Secondary Marketing

Chris Cordry joined PrimeLending in July 2006 as vice president of secondary marketing, and was promoted in November 2012 to senior vice president of secondary marketing. He is responsible for managing interest rate risk of the residential mortgage loan pipeline and loan sale execution.
Chris has over 18 years of mortgage banking experience, and has had roles in both secondary marketing and servicing analytics. Chris has run the secondary marketing for both retail and wholesale mortgage companies, and he has also managed mortgage servicing portfolios as well provided third party valuations of servicing rights. Chris graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in real estate finance.


Brian Culhane
Senior Director, Execution Management – Freddie Mac

Brian is responsible for Freddie Mac’s suite of servicing-released offerings and is part of Freddie Mac’s Single-Family Sales and Relationship Management department.  Brian and his team manage all facets of these programs, working closely with Freddie Mac’s program servicing buyers and providing support to Freddie Mac’s sales area for customers who sell through these programs.  Brian and his team coordinate with other areas within Freddie Mac to support offerings development, marketing, secondary market execution, competitive analysis, operational efficiencies and processes, quality control, risk management, and legal and contracting activities related to these programs.

Brian has been with Freddie Mac for 27 years in a variety of roles in the execution management, credit pricing, structured transactions, and product management areas.

Brian is a graduate from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.


Michael Ehrlich
Senior Mortgage Specialist; Fixed Income Division – Thomson Reuters

Michael Ehrlich heads up business development for mortgages at Thomson Reuters; building a community of over 3000 secondary marketing and mortgage capital markets participants.  Michael has been at Thomson Reuters over 17 years, covering Fixed Income Broker/Dealers, Asset Managers, Hedge Funds, and Mortgage Banks.

Michael helped launch the Eikon with Tradeweb TBA MBS platform in 2011, which is accessed by over 400 secondary marketing and capital markets departments at banks, credit unions, mortgage banks, hedge advisors, broker dealers and investors.    As a community facilitator, Michael has built out a secondary marketing forum on Linkedin and is a senior moderator in the Thomson Reuters Eikon secondary marketing chat room, where mortgage capital markets participants engage with one another to share information and discuss topics relevant to secondary marketing.


Stephen B. Fleming
Senior Vice President – Phoenix Capital, Inc.

Stephen B. Fleming, Senior Vice President of Phoenix Capital, Inc., joined the Phoenix team in 2011 and helps lead the strategic client management and industry relations groups. Stephen’s responsibilities span bulk and flow servicing transactions, MSR analytics including best execution engagements, and servicing oversight. Prior to joining Phoenix, Stephen was a Senior Credit Trader at Fannie Mae in Washington DC, working on the both the bulk and flow Pricing Strategy teams. He began his career at JP Morgan Chase as an Assistant Vice President.

In addition to being a Georgetown University MBA honors graduate, Stephen holds a Finance and Accounting Certification from UPenn's Wharton School of Business and a B.A. degree in Mathematics and Economics from the College of the Holy Cross.


Rohit Gupta
President & Chief Executive Officer – US Mortgage Insurance, Genworth

Rohit is the President and CEO for Genworth’s U.S. Mortgage Insurance Business. Passionate about helping more people responsibly achieve and maintain the dream of homeownership, Rohit works with lenders, regulators, and policy leaders to advocate for the value of mortgage insurance to a sustainable housing finance system. Along with his advocacy, Mr. Gupta serves as co-chair of the newly formed U.S. Mortgage Insurers trade association.

Prior to being named CEO, Mr. Gupta held the positions of Chief Commercial Officer & Senior Vice President of Products, Intelligence and Strategy, as well as Vice President - Commercial Operations, both in Genworth’s U.S. Mortgage Insurance business.

Mr. Gupta began his career with FedEx in Strategic Marketing in 1998 where he was responsible for competitive intelligence and market analysis supporting FedEx senior management. He was hired by GE Capital in 2000 as a Product Manager responsible for growing a new business line for an Information Technology business. In 2003, he was hired by GE Mortgage Insurance to manage community bank segment as a segment marketing manager. He was promoted to manage account development function in 2005. In 2006, his responsibilities were expanded to include sales operations, sales force effectiveness, customer training and sales training.

Mr. Gupta has an MBA in Finance from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and an under-graduate degree in Computer Science & Technology from Indian Institute of Technology. He resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife and two children.


Alan Hitchcock
Product Development Director – Freddie Mac

Alan is a Product Development Director within the Single Family Sourcing and Securitization division of Freddie Mac. Alan and his team are responsible for implementing business offerings in areas including Pricing, Products, Credit, Execution, Securitization and Risk Transfer. He was also previously responsible for managing Freddie Mac’s servicing released programs. Prior to working in Offerings, Alan was the Head Trader of the Cash Desk. His responsibilities included the pricing, pipeline management, hedging and sale of Freddie Mac cash production.

Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Alan held various secondary marketing positions in the mortgage banking industry including the Vice President of Secondary Marketing for BNY Mortgage, a subsidiary of The Bank of New York and Everbank.


Teresa Jackson
Vice President – Redwood Trust

Teresa Jackson has served Redwood Trust since 2011 as Vice President and is responsible for Business Development and Product Management for the Residential Conduit business channel.   Ms. Jackson is the author of Redwood’s Program Eligibility and Underwriting Guide and has been instrumental in the development of all program and product offerings.  Prior to joining Redwood Trust, Ms. Jackson served as National Operations and Credit Risk Manager for Mission Hills Mortgage Bankers, a division of Gateway Business Bank, and Regional Underwriting Manager for Homecomings Financial, a GMAC Company. Ms. Jackson began her career with North American Mortgage Company in various capacities including Servicing Sales and Acquisitions, Loan Delivery and Underwriting.   Ms. Jackson holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from California State University, Chico and has both her FHA Direct Endorsement and VA SARS certifications.


Ted Kramer
President – Innovient

Mr. Kramer is founder and president of Innovient, a leader in secondary market execution optimization and product price management. In his 30 years of financial services and technology leadership, he has held senior level management positions with several major mortgage banking firms including Prudential Home Mortgage Company, Inc. and HomeSide Lending, Inc. with a focus in capital markets / secondary marketing disciplines.

Mr. Kramer has a proven background in organizational development, building high performance teams, as well as cost analysis, profit improvement, and process redesign. He is accomplished in the application and deployment of technology-based business solutions, and is experienced in strategic, transactional, and managerial assignments with substantial growth companies.


Jeffrey Mastro
VP of Renovation/Correspondent Lending – Freedom Mortgage

Jeff is responsible for national renovation business, including FHA 203(K) and FNMA Homestyle products. Freedom’s office in Albany NY, reviews and funds all renovation loans and handles complete draw management of the construction projects to final completion. Jeff has 30 years of lending experience in Retail, Wholesale and Correspondent channels with a focus on renovation and construction lending. Prior to joining Freedom Mortgage, Jeff was with M&T Bank for 15 years in charge of Northeast Correspondent and Wholesale lending. In his spare time he is an avid USTA tennis player.


Sally Mazzola
HFA Client Support Executive – U.S. Bank Home Mortgage-HFA Division

Sally has more than 20 years of overall mortgage banking experience.  During that period in addition to supervising the Loan Purchase Review Department she was responsible for structuring loan review processes, pipeline management, deficiency monitoring and final document review.

In 2004, Sally took on a new position with the company and joined the Client Support Executive team of U.S. Bank Home Mortgage’s HFA Division. Sally provides direct support to her Housing Finance Agency clients as the inside sales representative for state and local HFA’s in the southern and western regions of the country.  Her main responsibility is that of liaison and to support each of the clients assigned to her and provide specialized services that they request.   Additional responsibilities include maintaining current contracts, lender program training, providing production data as well as consulting and advising them on a wide array of topics and issues that impact their business. 


John W. Normandy
Vice President – Fannie Mae

Normandy is responsible for strategy formulation in the areas of pricing, affordable lending, lender business agreements, and pricing infrastructure.  He interacts with Fannie Mae’s regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Administration, on a number of pricing and other business initiatives.Normandy and his team provide strategic perspective and pricing guidance on many Fannie Mae initiatives.  His team is also responsible for ongoing analysis of Fannie Mae’s loan acquisition book and national pricing.

Before joining Fannie Mae, Normandy worked at IBM where he held positions in the areas of business analysis, financial planning, and marketing.

Normandy received his BS degree in Finance and Investments from George Mason University and his MBA from George Washington University.


Amar Patel
Executive Vice President of Portfolio Investments – Nationstar

Amar R. Patel has served as Executive Vice President of Portfolio Investments since joining Nationstar in June 2006. Mr. Patel has over 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry. From 1993 to 2006, Mr. Patel held various management roles at Capstead Mortgage Corporation, last serving as Senior Vice President of Asset and Liability Management. Mr. Patel holds a B.B.A. in Finance and Mathematics from Baylor University and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.


Eric Pike
Director, Texas Homeownership – Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Eric Pike oversees the daily operations of a division that administers over $400 million annually in program funds directed toward increasing or enhancing homeownership among low to moderate income Texans.

Mr. Pike directs the administration of TDHCA’s Single Family Mortgage Loan and Mortgage Credit Certificate (“MCC”) Programs.

The Mortgage Loan Program channels on average $200 million each year for 1st lien mortgage loans and provides funds for down payment and closing cost assistance. Combined with the MCC Program, they assist approximately 3,200 Texans in purchasing their first home. The MCC Program provides annual tax credits up to $2,000 for first time homebuyers.

A native of (Texas), Mr. Pike received a BBA in Finance and a MBA in Business Management from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.

Philip Rasori
Chief Operating Officer – MCT

Mr. Rasori has over a decade of experience in capital markets operations serving lenders in the residential mortgage banking industry.  At MCT, he manages the company’s day-to-day operations and a team of over 20 traders and analysts that provide hands on support and coaching to clients.  Mr. Rasori is a proven industry leader and innovator of major risk management, conservative hedging and expert advisory services that help lenders take their businesses to newfound heights of profitability.

Mr. Rasori’s areas of expertise include complex financial modeling, computational dynamics, linear programming for operational optimization, and the development and management of a proven process for successfully transitioning lenders from best efforts to mandatory loan sales. He pioneered MCT’s mortgage pipeline hedging algorithms, which form the foundation of the company’s highly regarded HALO (Hedging And Loan sales Optimization) Program. Mr. Rasori is the principal architect and developer of the industry’s newest, most cutting-edge capital markets platform, MCTlive. Mr. Rasori also developed several key metrics that have become standard industry parlance, including “beta pull-through” factors.  Notably, he has consulted with GSE agencies and the US Government on hedging best practices for community banks. Under Mr. Rasori’s strategic guidance and leadership, MCT has earned spots on the Inc. 500 list in 2012 and the Inc. 5000 list in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.

Mr. Rasori holds a B.S. in Management Science from University of California, San Diego. He was named to National Mortgage Professional Magazine’s Top 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40 list back-to-back years in 2010 and 2011. Mr. Rasori is an active member of multiple national and regional mortgage banking trade associations. He regularly serves as an expert resource in his field on panel sessions, roundtable discussions, and as a regular contributor in the mortgage media. Mr. Rasori also serves on the Board of Village Hopecore International, an innovative non-profit currently working to alleviate poverty through micro loans, business training and health promotion in Africa.


John Sayre
Senior Vice President – Interactive Mortgage Advisors, LLC (“IMA”)

John Sayre is Senior Vice President for Interactive Mortgage Advisors, LLC (“IMA”), a leader in the valuation and brokerage of Mortgage Servicing Rights (“MSRs”).  John works with mortgage banks, banks, and credit unions on the purchase and the sale of MSRs for both bulk transactions and strategic flow “co-issue”.  John is located in Dallas, TX.

Previously, John was SVP of Business Development for Nationstar Mortgage and then Caliber Home Loans where his primary focus was the acquisition of Mortgage Servicing Rights.

John’s career in mortgage banking includes 14 years at Fannie Mae where he held the position of  Vice President of Single Family Business for the Western Region and 8 years in secondary marketing where he was responsible for hedging, trading, pricing, and loan delivery for two major financial institutions, Home Savings of America and First Interstate Mortgage.


Roger T. Staubach
NFL Hall of Fame Legendary Quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys and Current Real Estate Mogul

Few players at any level of football ever generated as much excitement as Roger Staubach did every time he took a snap from center. If one characteristic symbolized his daring play more than any other did, it was his uncanny ability to lead the Dallas Cowboys to come-from-behind victories. He engineered no less than 23 fourth quarter comebacks that produced victories, fourteen in the final two minutes of the game or in overtime. Roger played his entire 11 years of professional football with the Dallas Cowboys and was the starting quarterback for eight of those years, leading the team to four Super Bowls and achieving victories in Super Bowls VI and XII. His pro career was culminated by his selection into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985, his first year of eligibility.

Roger received a late start in professional football as he fulfilled four years active duty with the United States Navy after graduating from the Naval Academy. He separated from active service as a Lieutenant following a distinguished career that included overseas duty in Vietnam for one year. Staubach left a legacy at Annapolis. As a junior in 1963, he was named recipient of college football’s top honor, the Heisman Trophy and he is the only midshipman to win the Thompson Trophy Cup for best all around athlete three consecutive years.

Staubach has carried over the same winning attitude and traits from his successful football career into his business career. During football off-seasons, he worked for the Henry S. Miller Company and then started The Staubach Company in 1977. In 2008, The Staubach Company merged with Jones Lang LaSalle. Today, he is Executive Chairman - Americas of Jones Lang LaSalle. The company is known for its full service capabilities, unparalleled standard of business and personal ethics and dedication to providing innovative real estate solutions for clients.

Roger and his wife, Marianne, have five children, fifteen grandchildren, all of whom reside in Dallas. Roger continues to be involved in the American Cancer Society Annual Children’s Luncheon and many community and charitable activities and professional organizations. He is currently on the Board of Jones Lang LaSalle.


Theodore W. Tozer
President – Ginnie Mae

Theodore W. Tozer was sworn in as President of Ginnie Mae on February 24, 2010, bringing with him more than 30 years of experience in the mortgage, banking and securities industries. As President of Ginnie Mae, Mr. Tozer actively manages Ginnie Mae’s more than $1.5 trillion portfolio of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and more than $460 billion in annual issuance. The expansion of the investor base allowed Ginnie Mae’s portfolio to grow from $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion in less than four years and to fund the administration housing recovery initiatives through FHA, VA and RHS lending. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Tozer remains committed to bringing global capital into the housing finance system. This commitment is evident in the organization's emphasis on expanding its domestic and international investor base, which contributed to Ginnie Mae reporting an average net income of approximately $800 million in each fiscal year of his tenure.

Mr. Tozer is responsible for the administration of Ginnie Mae's mortgage-backed securities (MBS) programs. He also oversees the organization's enterprise-wide risk management capabilities and capital market activity. Under his leadership, Ginnie Mae has embarked on a multi-year hiring initiative designed to bring key functions in-house, manage the sharp increase in MBS volume and Issuers, and monitor the housing finance reform landscape. In FY 2013, he increased the Ginnie Mae team from 85 to 110 employees, growing the organization by more than 29 percent. Also, in FY 2013, Ginnie Mae saw nearly $800 million in profit. Mr. Tozer also oversees the effort to improve the ease of doing business with Ginnie Mae, turning the corporation into a more customer-centric organization and enhancing the transparency of the data disclosures of the mortgage loans backing Ginnie Mae securities.

Prior to his appointment as President, Mr. Tozer served as Senior Vice President of Capital Markets at the National City Mortgage Company (NCM) for more than 25 years, overseeing pipeline hedging, pricing, loan sales, loan delivery and credit guideline exceptions. During his tenure at NCM, the company never experienced a loss and annual loan sales grew from $1 billion in 1989 to $106 billion in 2003. Mr. Tozer was instrumental in transforming NCM from an “originate and hold” lender to an “originate and sell” lender. In 1987, he had NCM approved as a Ginnie Mae Issuer.

Mr. Tozer served as a charter member of Fannie Mae’s National Lender Advisory Board until 2009. He was also a member of Freddie Mac’s National Lender Advisory Board. In addition, he was chairman of the Capital Markets Committee of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) from 2002 to 2004, a member of the MBA Board of Governors from 2002 to 2004, a trustee of the Ohio Mortgage Bankers Association from 1999 to 2001, and part of the Fannie Mae Midwest Secondary Advisory Group from 1994 to 1999.

Mr. Tozer received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance from Indiana University. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1980 and a Certified Management Accountant in 1984. He and his wife Sandy live in Fairfax, VA.


Mark ZandiDr. Mark Zandi
Chief Economist – Moody's Analytics

Mark M. Zandi is chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, where he directs economic research. Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody’s Corp., is a leading provider of economic research, data and analytical tools. Dr. Zandi is a cofounder of Economy.com, which Moody’s purchased in 2005.

Dr. Zandi’s broad research interests encompass macroeconomics, financial markets and public policy. His recent research has focused on mortgage finance reform and the determinants of mortgage foreclosure and personal bankruptcy. He has analyzed the economic impact of various tax and government spending policies and assessed the appropriate monetary policy response to bubbles in asset markets.

A trusted adviser to policymakers and an influential source of economic analysis for businesses, journalists and the public, Dr. Zandi frequently testifies before Congress on topics including the economic outlook, the nation’s daunting fiscal challenges, the merits of fiscal stimulus, financial regulatory reform, and foreclosure mitigation.

Dr. Zandi conducts regular briefings on the economy for corporate boards, trade associations and policymakers at all levels. He is on the board of directors of MGIC, the nation’s largest private mortgage insurance company, and The Reinvestment Fund, a large CDFI that makes investments in disadvantaged neighborhoods. He is often quoted in national and global publications and interviewed by major news media outlets, and is a frequent guest on CNBC, NPR, Meet the Press, CNN, and various other national networks and news programs.

Dr. Zandi is the author of Paying the Price: Ending the Great Recession and Beginning a New American Century, which provides an assessment of the monetary and fiscal policy response to the Great Recession. His other book, Financial Shock: A 360º Look at the Subprime Mortgage Implosion, and How to Avoid the Next Financial Crisis, is described by the New York Times as the “clearest guide” to the financial crisis.

Dr. Zandi earned his B.S. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives with his wife and three children in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

 

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