Mat Ishbia

President/CEO

Mat Ishbia

President/CEO

“Success isn’t given. It’s earned. Through hard work, preparation, dedication, and persistence you can achieve success.”

Mat is a game-changer. With a vision to create a more perfect mortgage world, Mat revolutionized the industry– from a commodity to a service, from an outside to inside sales team – focused on relationships, knowledge and speed. Mat believes a team together is more powerful than a team apart. From just an idea to the number one wholesaler, Mat built UWM with similar rigor to his championship days playing and coaching with Michigan State Basketball Coach, Tom Izzo. No competitor is as knowledgeable, has better technology, or delivers and recognizes world-class service better than Mat and UWM. After working his way up through many roles at the company, Mat was named President/CEO of United Wholesale Mortgage in 2013.

Meet Our Leadership

Allen Beydoun

Executive Vice President, Sales

Allen Beydoun

Executive Vice President, Sales

“I’m big on ownership and being a thumb-pointer. You’ve got to own success.”

The driving force behind United Wholesale Mortgage’s sales team, Allen is the fuel that keeps the sales engine moving full speed ahead. Through his strong work ethic and extraordinary attitude, Allen inspires his entire team to go above and beyond for each and every client. Allen prides himself on not merely developing “managers” but creating true “leaders” within the organization with expert knowledge. His passion for growth, work ethic and attitude propelled him from an Account Executive to his current role as Executive Vice President of Sales.

Jason Bressler

Chief Technology Officer

Jason Bressler

Chief Technology Officer

“Technology works best when it brings people and processes together to innovate and simplify.”

Jason is a game-changer, a visionary who excels in application development and enterprise implementation so that we consistently ‘wow’ our clients. Jason is incredibly talented at infusing a client service focus into tech procedures and guidelines, and is constantly analyzing new ways to create the most intuitive and easy-to-use technology platforms for United Shore clients to grow their business. Prior to joining United Shore, Jason gained nearly two decades of IT experience in the mortgage banking industry, working for The Federal Savings Bank and Guaranteed Rate.

With over 158 years of combined industry experience, our leadership team brings their A-game every day to UWM. Their dedication to the team and to our clients is what makes us tick and drives us to be better and work harder each day.

Sarah DeCiantis

Chief Marketing Officer

Sarah DeCiantis

Chief Marketing Officer

“Our focus is to have relevant and impactful conversations with our clients at every touch point and provide the tools that allow them to do the same with their clients.”

Sarah DeCiantis provides strategic direction to support the growth and success of the UWM and our nationwide network of mortgage brokers. Successfully building a team of 30+ marketing experts, Sarah leads UWM’s marketing, public relations, social media and internal communications. She created an in-house agency concept that provides UWM clients with marketing consultation and materials that are customizable for local market use. Before joining UWM, Sarah was the Director of Partnership Marketing for Palace Sports and Entertainment and the Detroit Pistons, responsible for all client relationships and partnership activation.

Tereze Gegaj

Vice President, Client Service

Tereze Gegaj

Vice President, Client Service

“Service is everyone's responsibility. We are dedicated to our broker partners and committed to providing elite service with every interaction.”

Tereze is the passionate service-driven trailblazer of UWM's client service efforts. Responsible for implementing initiatives that won the company Stevie Awards for Client Service Department of the Year for 2016/2017 and significantly increasing our Net Promoter Score ranking UWM in the top five companies nationwide for service/client loyalty. Leading our Welcome Associates, Operations Call Scoring/Coaching and Client Outreach Team, her team takes in all feedback and works with leaders to implement changes. Tereze has a clear understanding of what brokers look for to ensure UWM delivers the best client service experience in the industry. In 2017, Tereze was recognized as an Elite Woman in Mortgage by Mortgage Professional America.

Justin Glass

Chief Digital Officer

Justin Glass

Chief Digital Officer

“Technology is a tool that drives innovation. We are always looking to invent tomorrow.”

Ever since Justin walked through UWM’s doors, he has been innovating and building — teams, systems, and technology. Justin has an incredible ability to take his innate knowledge of the mortgage business and marry it with today’s technology. He is always thinking ahead to the next thing that will make our systems operate more efficiently and effectively as well as create a broker experience that is unparalleled in the industry. From Umobile to our new EASE system, Justin is leading the teams to bring the latest and greatest to make lending easy and was recently recognized as one of the Top 40 Mortgage Professionals under 40 by National Mortgage Professional Magazine.

Shaun Groves

Senior Vice President, Sales

Shaun Groves

Senior Vice President, Sales

“Anyone who is successful has fought for everything they have. I think a big misconception is that if you do something long enough success falls in your lap. Every little thing you do every day has to be on a higher level than your competition in order to be the best.”

Shaun is equal parts aspirational and inspirational. He has an unstoppable drive and an uncanny ability to make the complex simple. At the center of the sales floor, Shaun's genuine and no nonsense approach, laser focus on what matters and winning attitude permeates every corner. His goal is to make his teammates and clients successful. Shaun has been a part of the winning UWM team since the early days. He is proof that with focus and goals anything is possible.

Andrea Hall

Senior Vice President,
Operations

Andrea Hall

Senior Vice President,
Operations

“Good is not the enemy of great. Great doesn’t recognize good. To remain the leader, you must lead through innovation and constantly being your own disruptor.”

Andrea is passionate about people and processes, and applies that enthusiasm to leading UWM’s Operations Teams. With her finger on the pulse of operational efficiency, she is constantly making changes to keep UWM ahead of the game, and ensuring that Lending Support, Closing, Post-Closing and Pronto are the most positive experiences for our brokers on every loan we process. In addition to being selected as a 2017 Rising Star by HousingWire, she has been named one of the Elite Women in Mortgage by Mortgage Professional America, and recognized as one of the Top 40 Mortgage Professionals Under 40 by National Mortgage Professional.

Tom Werner

Vice President, Underwriting

Tom Werner

Vice President, Underwriting

“The successful combination of strong work ethic with humility and an excitement to learn makes a person of any talent level unstoppable.”

After being a constant on the UWM sales floor since 2008, Tom is using his extensive background in client service to further propel the great client service our underwriting team delivers to clients. Tom attacks each day with high-level precision and consistency, and his strong motivation can be felt throughout the team. There’s no question that UWM clients can expect the industry’s best client service throughout the underwriting process.

Melinda Wilner

Chief Operating Officer

Melinda Wilner

Chief Operating Officer

“Always learn from an experience, and try to make tomorrow better than today.”

Believing that communication and understanding are the keys to the client experience, Melinda leads 500+ team members in Underwriting, Closing and IT to set a new standard for underwriting excellence—one that is thorough, efficient, accessible, and centered on client service. With extensive expertise—from processing and originating to running a mortgage brokerage firm—Melinda strives to streamline UWM operations to make the lending process easier from start to finish for mortgage brokers and borrowers in all 50 states. She is constantly reading and translating the mortgage guidelines into a client friendly experience. In 2013, National Mortgage Professional Magazine recognized Melinda as “Mortgage Professional of the Month.”

SALES LEADERS

Kristina Bennett


Vice President, Sales

Anthony Frederick


Vice President, Sales

Jon Groves


Vice President, Sales

Anthony Lynch


Vice President, Sales

Terry Shelton


Vice President, Sales

Jaime Borashko


Director of Wholesale Development

Bryan Miller


Assistant Vice President,
National Key Accounts

Chad Osterhout


Assistant Vice President,
Correspondent Lending

Nick Adamczak


Assistant Vice President, Sales

Kristin Allen


Assistant Vice President, Sales

Jason Conley


Assistant Vice President, Sales

Rodney Forbush


Assistant Vice President, Sales

Joshua Frank


Assistant Vice President, Sales

Nicolas Gaudino


Assistant Vice President, Sales

Jon Hockey


Assistant Vice President, Sales

Eric Mojica


Assistant Vice President, Sales

London Powell


Assistant Vice President, Sales

Jordan Reeser


Assistant Vice President, Sales

Kale Rigby


Assistant Vice President, Sales

Ali Shahidi


Assistant Vice President, Sales

Terri Smith


Assistant Vice President, Sales