Stonegate Mortgage Corporation has announced that Jennifer Pressley has been appointed to the role of vice president of Internal Audit to formulate and execute the internal audit plan and long-term strategy related to financial and operational compliance. In this role, she will be responsible for risk management and control framework enhancements to all channels and departments. She reports directly to Rich Mirro, chairman of the Audit Committee, and administratively reports to Barb Cutillo, chief administrative officer of Stonegate Mortgage.
“With a wealth of experience and leadership in large, national organizations, Jennifer possesses the ideal skills, relationships, and perspective to allow her to effectively support the Audit Committee," said Cutillo. "Through her strategic vision related to financial, operational and specifically Sarbanes-Oxley related compliance, as well as her oversight of standards and regulations, Jennifer will continue to further our efforts as a leader in the mortgage industry.”
Pressley brings two decades of experience in auditing (both external and internal) and financial reporting. She previously served as vice president and chief accounting officer, OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc., while simultaneously serving as Treasurer of OneAmerica Fund, Inc. and OneAmerica Foundation. In these roles, she oversaw financial reporting, including SEC reporting for OneAmerica’s broker-dealer and proprietary mutual funds, as well as all corporate accounting operations. Pressley also managed investment accounting operations for over $15 billion in invested assets. Her efforts directly contributed to the successful acquisition of a $6 billion block of 401 (k) business.
Prior to joining OneAmerica, Pressley was a senior manager – Assurance and Business Advisory Services for PricewaterhouseCoopers. In more than 10 years with that leading accounting firm, she was responsible for the oversight and execution of audits for SEC registrant and private companies and executed all phases of the financial audit process including planning, testing under Sarbanes-Oxley, substantive testing, including in depth analytical procedures, financial reporting/analysis, SEC reporting and regulatory reporting under statutory accounting principles.
“I am excited to join Stonegate and to contribute to their efforts as a leader in the mortgage industry,” said Pressley. “Their innovative strategy and execution truly make them stand out in the industry; I am happy to be a member of the team.”