Plaza Home Mortgage Names New CIO and CMO
Plaza Home Mortgage has announced that James Pathman and Philip Yee have joined the company as Chief Information Officer and SVP, Chief Marketing Officer, respectively. These two seasoned executives will accelerate Plaza’s growth by enhancing the customer experience that it delivers to wholesale and correspondent clients and creating awareness and adoption of new loan programs and services, the company said.
As CIO, Pathman (pictured right) is responsible for strategic planning, oversight and continuous improvement of Plaza’s technology efforts. In addition, he oversees the project management and business continuity areas of the business. Pathman brings more than 20 years of IT leadership experience within the mortgage and finance industry. Prior to joining Plaza, he served as Chief Executive Officer at Data Resolution LLC, and executive information technology positions at Lehman Brothers and a number of national lenders, including H&R Block Mortgage and Option One Mortgage.
Yee (pictured left) is Plaza’s first CMO. In this newly created role, he is developing the company’s marketing and communications strategies, rolling out new loan programs, and growing Plaza’s brand awareness in the marketplace. With more than two decades of marketing experience in the financial industry, Yee has a proven track record of high growth at industry-leading lending, technology, and mortgage insurance companies. He previously held executive marketing positions at Ellie Mae, CoreLogic, Wells Fargo, Radian, Chase and Bank of America.
“We believe investing in technology and marketing will allow us to expand our capabilities and programs, which, in turn, will help us better serve our clients,” said Kevin Parra, President and CEO of Plaza. “We’re thrilled to have James and Philip on our team and look forward to all that these talented executives will help us accomplish.”