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James V. Smith
Chief Executive Officer and President

James V. Smith - Mr. Smith joined Stonegate Mortgage in September 2015 as President and Chief Operating Officer, and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2016. Mr. Smith has over 25 years’ experience in the mortgage and consumer finance industry primarily focused on building and leading loan origination, operations and servicing platforms. Prior to joining Stonegate Mortgage, he served as Director of US Mortgage Operations for Wipro Limited. Prior to his role at Wipro, Mr. Smith served as Senior Vice President with Bank of America Corporation where he was responsible for leading centralized loan operations centers located throughout the eastern and central United States. Prior to Bank of America, Mr. Smith held several executive leadership roles with Saxon Capital, Inc., including Senior Vice President of Mortgage Operations, Executive Vice President of National Production and President of Saxon Mortgage, Inc., where he led all US mortgage lending activities including Retail, Wholesale and Correspondent business channels. Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Carrie Preston
Chief Financial Officer

Carrie Preston - Ms. Preston joined Stonegate Mortgage in October 2014 as Chief Accounting Officer, and was appointed Chief Financial Officer effective March 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Preston consulted with Stonegate Mortgage for Sarbanes-Oxley and financial reporting . She brings over twenty years experience in accounting, auditing and financial reporting for publicly-traded companies, primarily in the financial services and mortgage banking sectors. Prior to joining Stonegate, she served as Chief Financial Officer for Union Mortgage Group, Inc. and Senior Vice President and Controller of Saxon Capital, Inc.  She began her career at KPMG, assisting financial services and mortgage banking clients.  Ms. Preston holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in accounting, from The College of William and Mary.

R. Douglas Gilmore
Chief Information Officer

R. Douglas Gilmore - Mr. Gilmore joined Stonegate Mortgage in January 2015 as Chief Information Officer responsible for leading the organization’s IT and technology efforts. Mr. Gilmore brings over 20 years of experience in information security, network architecture and systems engineering to the company. Prior to joining Stonegate Mortgage, he held a number of senior technology executive positions with companies. Most recently, he served as Chief Information Officer at ChaCha Search Inc. where he oversaw the 24/7/365 infrastructure and applications that serviced ChaCha’s 40+ million users, 60+ thousand guides.

Kelly Henry
Chief Risk Officer

Kelly Henry – Ms. Henry originally came to Stonegate Mortgage in February 2014 as SVP, Credit Administration from Flagstar Bank where she served as SVP, Director of Mortgage Underwriting Operations. Prior to that, she was Assistant Vice President, Government Loan Operations for CitiMortgage. As Chief Risk Officer, Kelly will continue to have full responsibility for leadership of the company’s risk functions and will provide executive direction for implementation and execution of the organization’s operational risk and quality control functions. She has an MBA from Michigan State University and over 20 years industry experience.

David L. Dill
Executive Vice President of Loan Servicing

David L. Dill – Mr. Dill joined Stonegate in October 2015 as Executive Vice President of Loan Servicing. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Dill was Chief Operating Officer for Supreme Lending, where he provided daily oversight of the organization at the executive level. In all, Mr. Dill brings nearly 20 years of experience in mortgage servicing, building infrastructure, providing continuous process improvement procedures, and establishing a culture of accountability and cost management to his current position.

David Kress
General Counsel and Secretary

David Kress, General Counsel and Secretary, has been with Stonegate Mortgage since joining the company 2014 as Associate General Counsel. His responsibilities have included managing corporate litigation, assisting Stonegate’s business units and working with executive management on strategic business decisions. Previously, David was a Partner at Benesch Friedlander Coplan and Aranoff, LLP; prior to that, he was an Equity Partner, Litigation and Employment Law with Dann Pecar Newman and Kleiman. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University and received his J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Steve Landes
Director of National Sales/President - NattyMac

Steve Landes - Mr. Landes joined Stonegate in February 2008 as Executive Vice President of Loan Origination, overseeing the company’s retail, wholesale and correspondent lending channels.  In February 2014, Mr. Landes became President of NattyMac, Stonegate’s wholly-owned warehouse lending subsidiary, and in November 2015 he assumed additional responsibility for all Stonegate’s loan origination channels as Director of National Sales.  Mr. Landes’ experience in mortgage lending encompasses 22 years, including positions as Senior Vice President of Retail Lending at Novastar Mortgage from April 2000 to February 2006, where he was responsible for 4,500 employees in over 400 retail offices throughout the Unites States; CEO of Ampro Financial Services, a national title company, from March 2002 to August 2003 and Regional President for IndyMac Bank from February 2006 to January 2008, having responsibility for sales and operations of the wholesale and correspondent lending channels throughout the central United States. Mr. Landes holds a BS degree in finance from the University of Central Missouri.


John F. Macke
Executive Vice President of Capital Markets

John Macke - Mr. Macke joined Stonegate in January 2012 as Executive Vice President of Capital Markets and in April 2013 he became our Chief Financial Officer. From May 2010 to December 2011, Mr. Macke was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Americare Ambulance Service, a provider of emergent and non-emergent ambulance transportation. Prior to that, from May 2008 to January 2010, Mr. Macke was the Chief Financial Officer and Founder of Automated Call Technologies, a telecommunications transaction processing business. Additionally, from 1987 to 2006, Mr. Macke was with Irwin Mortgage, a residential mortgage lending company, where he was the senior vice president responsible for capital markets, strategy and business development. He spent a large portion of his career managing the financial analysis department which included servicing valuation and MSRs hedging among other duties. Mr. Macke was also the Chief Operating Officer of Freedom Mortgage after its acquisition of Irwin Mortgage. He holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a BS degree in finance from the University of Dayton.

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