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Wholesale and correspondent lender, Plaza Home Mortgage, announced that Michael H. Wilson has joined the company as chief information officer.
In this role, Wilson will be responsible for strategic planning, oversight, and the continuous improvement of Plaza’s technology activities. He will also be in charge of overseeing Plaza’s data center, drive development, as well as implementing new systems and applications. Overall, his duties are to ensure that Plaza’s hardware, software, and web systems are efficient and secure. Wilson will report directly to Michael Fontaine, Plaza’s co-president and chief operating officer.
Prior to joining Plaza, Wilson formerly co-founded a technology start-up that uses AI and blockchain to provide universal credit valuation. Before that, Wilson was the vice president of IT operations for loanDepot and vice president and chief information security officer of Impac Mortgage Corp. Previously, Wilson was senior vice president of IT Operations for loanDepot and vice president, chief information officer at Option One Mortgage. Earlier in his career, Wilson held a series of senior-level technology and consulting positions in the aerospace, retail, non-profit and manufacturing industries.
“We are very excited to have Mike join the Plaza family,” said Fontaine. “Mike is an industry veteran with a well-earned reputation for being a strong leader and tech expert whose unique skill set is uniquely designed to improve the client experience via technology and help support Plaza’s continued growth.”
With a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Math and Engineering System Sciences from UCLA and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Loyola Marymount, Wilson is well-equipped to step into his new role.