Chief Executive Officer and Director
Jay Bray was appointed to our board in 2012 and has also served as our Chief Executive Officer since 2012 and as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2011 to February 2012. In addition, he has served as the President of Nationstar Mortgage LLC, since July 2011, as the Chief Executive Officer of Nationstar Mortgage LLC since October 2011, as the Chief Financial Officer of Nationstar Mortgage LLC from the time he joined Nationstar in May 2000 until September 2012, as a Manager of Nationstar Mortgage LLC since October 2011, and as a Director of another subsidiary, Nationstar Capital Corporation, since March 2010. Mr. Bray has close to 25 years of experience in the mortgage servicing and originations industry. From 1988 to 1994, he worked with Arthur Andersen in Atlanta, Georgia, where he served as an audit manager from 1992 to 1994. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Bray held a variety of leadership roles at Bank of America and predecessor entities, where he managed the Asset Backed Securitization process for mortgage-related products, developed and implemented a secondary execution strategy and profitability plan and managed investment banking relationships, secondary marketing operations and investor relations. Additionally, Mr. Bray led the portfolio acquisition, pricing and modeling group at Bank of America. Mr. Bray holds a B.A.A. in Accounting from Auburn University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Georgia.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Harold Lewis joined Nationstar in February 2012 as its President and Chief Operating Officer. He has also held the same position at Nationstar Mortgage LLC since September 2012. Mr. Lewis was previously the Chief Operating Officer at CitiMortgage. Mr. Lewis joined CitiMortgage in April 2009 as head of the Citi Homeowner Assistance Program. Prior to CitiMortgage, Mr. Lewis held executive positions at Fannie Mae for seven years, most recently as Senior Vice President of National Servicing. Mr. Lewis has also held senior management roles with Resource Bancshares Mortgage Group, Nations Credit, Bank of America/Barnett Bank, Cardinal Bank Shares and Union Planter National Bank. Mr. Lewis received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Memphis State University.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Stiles has served as Nationstar’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since May 2014. He holds the same position at Solutionstar Holdings LLC which he joined in January 2013 and at Nationstar Mortgage LLC where he has served as Executive Vice President since May 2013. Prior to joining Solutionstar, Mr. Stiles served as the Chief Financial Officer of Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. (a publicly-traded real estate solutions provider) from 2009 to 2012. Prior to Altisource, Mr. Stiles served as Director & Controller for Centerline Capital Group (a real estate finance company) from 2007 to 2009; as Vice President, Assistant Controller for Viacom from 2006 to 2007; and has served in various senior financial roles at Time Warner Inc. Mr. Stiles also served for 8 years in various positions at KPMG LLP and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Stiles has a M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.S. in Accounting with a concentration in Information Systems from James Madison University.
Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and External Affairs Officer
David C. Hisey has served as Nationstar’s Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and External Affairs Officer since May 2014 and as Executive Vice President at Nationstar Mortgage LLC since February 2012. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of Nationstar and Nationstar Mortgage LLC until May 2014. Mr. Hisey was previously the Executive Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer for Fannie Mae, a role he held from 2008 to 2012. From 2005 to 2008 he served as Senior Vice President and Controller for Fannie Mae. Prior to his most recent assignment at Fannie Mae, he also briefly served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Mr. Hisey was Corporate Vice President of Financial Services Consulting, Managing Director and practice leader of the Lending and Leasing Group of BearingPoint, Inc., a management consulting and systems integration company. Prior to joining BearingPoint in 2001, Mr. Hisey was an audit partner with KPMG, LLP; his tenure at KPMG spanned 19 years from 1982 to 2001. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from James Madison University and is a certified public accountant.
Ramesh Lakshminarayanan joined Nationstar in 2012 as its Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. He also holds the same position at Nationstar Mortgage LLC. He has over 20 years of experience managing credit risk, with over 10 years of experience in risk management specific to the mortgage industry. Prior to joining Nationstar, Mr. Lakshminarayanan worked for JPMorgan Chase from 2006 to December 2011, where he served as Chief Risk Officer Retail/Chief Risk Officer of Chase Home Lending and from January 2012 to June 2012 as Head of Capital Market Operations for Mortgage Banking. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Lakshminarayanan worked for CitiFinancial as Chief Risk Officer of CitiFinancial Mortgages and from 2004 to 2006 as Group Chief Risk Officer of Consumer Finance North America. Mr. Lakshminarayanan holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Madras Christian College, India, and is a Fellow Member of the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Investor Relations
Marshall Murphy has served as Nationstar’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Investor Relations since 2012. He also holds the same position at Nationstar Mortgage LLC and has served in this capacity since August 2011. Mr. Murphy has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, including significant consumer finance, investment banking and M&A experience. Prior to joining Nationstar, from 2008-2011, Mr. Murphy was a Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations at MCG Capital Corporation, a publicly-traded business development corporation and private equity firm. From 1992-2008, Mr. Murphy worked in corporate finance, financial sponsor / venture capital, and asset securitization groups for leading firms including Credit Suisse, NationsBank and successor entities, and Kidder Peabody & Co. Mr. Murphy has an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. in Commerce from Washington and Lee University.
Executive Vice President of Portfolio Investments
Amar R. Patel has served as Nationstar’s Executive Vice President of Portfolio Investments since 2011. He holds the same position at Nationstar Mortgage LLC and has served in this capacity 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.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel
Anthony W. Villani has served as Nationstar's Executive Vice President and General Counsel since 2012. He also holds the same position at Nationstar Mortgage LLC, which he joined in October 2011 as an Executive Vice President. Mr. Villani also served as the Company's Secretary from February to August of 2012. Prior to joining Nationstar, Mr. Villani was Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he served as the managing attorney for Litton Loan Servicing LP, a Goldman Sachs company, from June 2008 until September 2011. He has also served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of EMC Mortgage Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bear Stearns Companies Inc. Mr. Villani holds a J.D. from Oklahoma City University School of Law and a B.S. in Political Science from Arizona State University. Mr. Villani was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 1983 and the Texas Bar in 1989.
Executive Vice President
Mr. Patton joined Nationstar in August 2013 and was elected as Executive Vice President in December 2013. Mr. Patton is responsible for Loan Origination and Business Development. He has 20 years of experience in the banking and mortgage industries. Prior to joining Nationstar, Mr. Patton served as Managing Director-Private Equity for Lone Star US Acquisitions LLC from 2011 to 2013. From 2008 to 2011, he worked for Hudson Advisors LLC (the captive asset management arm of Lone Star Funds) as Managing Director-Asset Management. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Patton worked for Aegis Mortgage Corporation as Senior Vice President-Corporate Development and Finance. From 1999 to 2004, he worked for Banc of America Securities LLC as Vice President-Financial Institutions Investment Banking. Mr. Patton holds a B.S in Economics and an M.B.A. in Finance from Southern Methodist University.
Mr. Stone has served as President of Solutionstar, an operating division of Nationstar Mortgage, since 2012. Mr. Stone has over 20 years of real estate and financial services experience, including 17 years at Nationstar. Mr. Stone joined Nationstar (formerly Centex Home Equity Company) in April 1997 and has served various roles including Executive Vice President of Non-Agency Servicing, Executive Vice President of Capital Markets and Senior Vice President of Capital Markets and Correspondent Lending. Mr. Stone has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island and Master of Business Administration in Finance from University of Texas at Dallas.
Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Mr. Dahlstrom joins the company after holding key leadership positions in marketing, product strategy and e-commerce for the past 20 years. Most recently, he served as the Chief Marketing Officer at Elevate, a leading online provider of financial solutions to consumers. While there, Mr. Dahlstrom developed and implemented a multi-channel, data-driven customer acquisition strategy responsible for acquiring more than one million customers.