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.

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.

Brian Ludtke
Chief Administrative Officer
Brian Ludtke

Brian Ludtke has served as Home Point Capital’s Chief Administrative Officer since 2019. Prior to joining Home Point, Mr. Ludtke served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Lending Officer at DFCU Financial, one of Michigan’s largest credit unions. In addition, Brian served as President of Wetzel Trott, a full service residential mortgage quality control and compliance services firm, and managed finance and mortgage loan servicing functions at Republic Bank and Homestead USA. Brian has a degree in Accounting and Finance from Central Michigan University and is a Certified Public Accountant.