Meet The Team

Alex Elezaj

Chief Strategy Officer

Alex Elezaj is UWM’s Chief Strategy Officer, a role in which he is laser focused on growing the mortgage broker channel as a whole. He is a 2017 HousingWire Vanguard award winner, a member of the YPO (Young Presidents Organization) and has been recognized as one of National Mortgage Professional magazine’s “40 Under 40.” Alex received a bachelor’s degree from Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration, and an MBA from Michigan State University. Click here for full bio.

Sarah Deciantis

Chief Marketing Officer

Sarah DeCiantis has been UWM’s Chief Marketing Officer since 2017. In this position, she leads all marketing, advertising, and external and internal communications efforts. She joined UWM in 2014 as Vice President, Marketing; prior to that, she was the Director of Partnership Marketing for Palace Sports and Entertainment and the Detroit Pistons. Most recently, Sarah was awarded the Crain’s Detroit Business “40 under 40” award for 2020. Click here for full bio.

Blake Kolo

Chief Business Officer & Head Of Investor Relations

Blake Kolo is the Chief Business Officer and Head of Investor Relations for UWM in which he brings an unparalleled combination of accounting, finance and sales to the executive team. His primary focus is the management of UWM’s mortgage funding operation. His team drives maximum efficiency in the utilization of warehouse lines of credit in order to wire and fund mortgages. He also leads many special initiatives aimed at accelerating business development.Click here for full bio.

Tim Forrester

Chief Financial Officer

Tim Forrester is UWM’s Chief Financial Officer, a position that makes ample use of his ability to prepare for divergent outcomes in a highly variable business. He oversees all financial aspects of the organization, from financial reporting to liquidity management, and even though his depth with numbers is expected, Tim brings a relationship-first service philosophy to the table in all aspects of his work. Click here for full bio.


Recent Updates

UWM prides itself in offering industry-leading products, tools and technology to independent mortgage brokers accross the nation. See the most recent launches from UWM below.

About Brokers

Mortgage brokers are licensed residential mortgage professionals with access to hundreds of loan options for consumers looking to buy or refinance a home. They support borrowers by leveraging relationships and securing the most favorable loan options available. Brokers can help homeowners save thousands of dollars on what is likely the most important financial undertaking of their lives.

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