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Freedom Mortgage’s Chris S. is 2022 HousingWire Finance Leader Award Winner

Congratulations to Chris S., Freedom Mortgage’s Executive Vice President of Finance, for being honored as a 2022 HousingWire Finance Leader! Chris brings deep knowledge and experience about the complexities of capital raising and debt structuring in the mortgage industry to Freedom Mortgage. Chris has developed and educated his team in finding the right financial solutions to enable the unprecedented growth of Freedom Mortgage leading to a 130 percent increase in origination volumes and an 85 percent increase in its servicing portfolio in 2020 and 2021.

Since joining Freedom Mortgage in 2017, Chris has shown he is a true leader by finding solutions and proactively sourcing opportunities for the company. He helps lead finance efforts on overall projections and budgeting and oversees relationships with ratings agencies, banking partners and the broader investor community. He also has facilitated and secured 11 corporate debt transactions, which has helped the company to grow exponentially.

HousingWire announced the winners of the 2022 Finance Leaders awards earlier this month, honoring the top finance executives who are driving financial performance, expanding margins, improving liquidity and helping their businesses access the capital markets.

“When we launched the Finance Leaders award in 2021, HousingWire sought to recognize the forward-thinking finance executives who contributed to their organizations’ financial growth and strategic missions despite the challenges of the pandemic,” said Clayton Collins, CEO of HW Media. "We never anticipated the volatile mortgage rate environment, supply and demand imbalances and overall market challenges that housing executives have endured over the last twelve months. HousingWire Finance Leaders are truly masters at managing liquidity, executing M&A and strategic deals and developing impenetrable balance sheets to position their businesses for enduring success."

The Finance Leaders are selected by HousingWire’s Selection Committee based on their professional achievements within their organizations, contributions to the overall housing economy, client impact and personal success.

“These formidable finance executives are made up of strategic leaders who are paving the way for the future of housing finance at a pivotal time in the housing market,” HousingWire Editor and Chief Sarah Wheeler said. “Not only are this year’s honorees balancing budgets and driving growth, they’re also teachers and mentors who are working across organizational boundaries, influencing team members and encouraging excellence throughout their organizations.”

Our Freedom family is fortunate to have one of the best, right here in our home.

Interested in joining team members like Chris who are delivering on homeownership dreams? The time is now to #SoarWithUs at Freedom Mortgage. Check out our open positions here.

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