Altisource Asset Management Corp. (AAMC) said recently that industry veteran Danya Sawyer will join the company Feb. 1 as chief operating officer for its Alternative Lending Group (ALG).
As COO, Sawyer will build and oversee operations across all product lines to support ALG’s growing market share, the company said. Sawyer will lead the company in helping real estate investors and developers by providing a more modern, equitable, and helpful path to capital than traditional lenders, it said.
“We expect that Danya will make an immediate positive impact,” said AAMC CEO Jason Kopcak. “She has deep and broad experience in real estate, mortgage, ABS, banking, and broker dealer businesses. Her strategic approach to solution design will add value for our investors and clients, and her leadership style will complement our growing team of seasoned professionals.”
Sawyer has more than 20 years of strategic leadership in operations, capital markets, product management, and compliance across multiple origination channels, AAMC said.
Most recently, she served as senior vice president, client solutions, at Consolidated Analytics, overseeing originator assessments and enterprise-wide due diligence on behalf of institutional investors offering warehouse financing solutions, whole loan acquisitions, and securitization options within agency, non-agency, Non-QM, and business purpose lending.
Sawyer built her career at Countrywide, initially operating in various pricing and operational roles before developing a broker-to-banker channel, AAMC said. After growing that channel to over $1 billion in monthly production, she was promoted to various senior management positions at Countrywide/Bank of America.
She holds a degree in International Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, where she was selected as an NCAA Academic All-American.
“I am excited to join Jason and the experienced team at ALG,” Sawyer said. “The potential to differentiate ALG as an institutional lender within the private lending space affords our company incredible opportunity for growth amidst various market conditions.”
AAMC, based in the U.S. Virgin Islands, is a private credit provider that originates alternative assets to provide liquidity and capital to underserved markets.