Management

Willie Newman
President and CEO
Willie Newman

Willie Newman has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Home Point Capital since 2015. In addition, Willie has served as a member of the board of directors of Home Point Financial Corporation and Home Point Mortgage Acceptance Corporation since 2015. Prior to joining Home Point, Willie held a variety of leadership roles within the mortgage industry, including at Cole Taylor Mortgage, ABN AMRO Mortgage Group and InterFirst Wholesale Mortgage Lending. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Business Economics from Wayne State University.

Maria Fregosi
Chief Investment Officer
Maria Fregosi

Maria Fregosi has served as the Chief Investment Officer of Home Point Capital since December 2020. As a founding member of Home Point, she previously served as Home Point’s Chief Financial Officer from 2018 to 2020 as well as the Chief Strategy Officer and the Chief Capital Markets Officer from 2015 to 2018. Maria has served as a member of the Board of Home Point Mortgage Acceptance Corp. since 2020. In addition, Maria co-chairs Home Point’s Finance Committee and is a member of Home Point’s Risk Committee. Prior to joining Home Point, Maria served as Chief Capital Markets Officer for Hamilton Group Funding, a retail mortgage loan originator. In addition, Maria served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Catalyst Financial, a full-service value-based investment banking firm, and simultaneously the Chief Operating Officer for BKF Capital Group, a publicly traded investment company involved in activist investing. Maria also served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Client First Settlement Funding, a boutique specialty finance company, and as an Executive Vice President at ABN AMRO Bank. She holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Rochester’s Simon School and is a summa cum laude graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from SUNY Buffalo State College.

Phil Shoemaker
President of Origination
Phil Shoemaker

Phil Shoemaker has served as Home Point Capital’s President of Originations since 2018. Prior to joining Home Point, Phil was one of the founding members of the originations business at Caliber Home Loans where he served in multiple roles on the executive management team from 2009 to 2018, including Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Production, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations. From 1997 to 2009, Phil served in various leadership positions at Stonewater Mortgage Corporate and First Magnus Financial. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona.

Perry Hilzendeger
President of Servicing
Perry Hilzendeger

Perry Hilzendeger has served as Home Point Capital’s President of Servicing since August 2020. Prior to joining Home Point, Perry spent 30 years at Wells Fargo Home Lending in a variety of leadership positions, including Head of Retail Operations, Head of Servicing Operations, Senior Vice President of Default Services, and Senior Vice President of Real Estate Servicing. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Minnesota and graduated from the AFSA Management Development Program at the University of North Carolina.

Mark Elbaum
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Elbaum

Mark Elbaum has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Home Point Capital since December 2020. Prior to joining Home Point, Mark served as Chief Financial Officer of Marlette Funding, LLC from 2018 to 2020 and Chief Financial Officer of Merrill Lynch, Bank of America’s Wealth Management business, from 2011 to 2017. Mark’s prior roles included 20 years in the mortgage industry as Chief Financial Officer of Bank of America’s mortgage lending division and Chief Financial Officer of the Residential Lending Division at Countrywide Financial Corporation. In addition, Mark served as Senior Vice President of Finance at Aames Financial Corporation and as an Audit Manager at Price Waterhouse. He holds a Master of Accounting from the University of Southern California and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jean Weng
General Counsel
Jean Weng
Jean Weng has served as Home Point Capital’s General Counsel since 2021. Prior to joining Home Point, Jean was the Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at New York-based Voya Financial, Inc., a Fortune 500 company that provides retirement and asset management solutions. There, she oversaw the company’s Board and Committee operations and advised the company’s Board of Directors on corporate governance practices and trends, headed the company’s government relations function, and led the company’s privacy, procurement and intellectual property team. Prior to Voya, Weng had a 12-year career at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York, where she advised companies and underwriters on capital raising transactions within the firm’s Capital Markets Group. Jean obtained her Bachelor of Science in History from Columbia University and a Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School.
Noelle Lipscomb
Chief Audit Executive
Noelle Lipscomb
Noelle Lipscomb has served as Home Point Capital’s Chief Audit Executive since 2021. Prior to joining Home Point, Noelle accumulated over 20 years of accounting and audit experience, most recently serving in senior audit roles at Fannie Mae for nearly 17 years. She provided leadership and guidance to risk-based internal auditing function, overseeing the review, monitoring and evaluation of financial, operational and compliance internal controls. Noelle obtained her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Howard University and a Master of Arts in Accounting from the University of Southern California.
Phil Miller
Chief Operating Officer
Phil Miller

Phil Miller has served as Home Point Capital’s Chief Operating Officer since 2019. Prior to joining Home Point, Mr. Miller spent 10 years at MB Financial Bank N.A. (formerly Cole Taylor Bank) where he most recently served as Executive Vice President, President of the Mortgage Division. Prior to joining MB Financial Bank, Phil served as Vice President/Secondary Marketing and Pricing at Fifth Third Bank. Prior to joining Fifth Third Bank, he served in various leadership roles with ABN-AMRO Mortgage and InterFirst/Standard Federal Bank. Phil obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Wisconsin.

John Forlines
Chief Risk Officer
John Forlines – Chief Risk Officer
John Forlines has served as Home Point Capital’s Chief Risk Officer since 2021. Prior to joining Home Point, John enjoyed a 33-year career at Fannie Mae, where he oversaw the age. ncy’s enterprise risk management including credit and operational risk management for its $3.5 trillion book of single-family and multifamily loans. Also, during his time at Fannie Mae, Forlines held titles of Chief Audit Executive and Chief Credit Officer, roles in which he maintained a comprehensive view of corporate functions as well as credit risk related to underwriting and servicing risk management activities. John obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina and a Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management from the University of Dallas.