Irving-based mortgage operating platform BSI Financial Services has hired Harold Lewis as president and COO, a newly created position for the company.
Lewis will be responsible for scaling BSI Financial’s platform and delivering value to its customers through the combination of improved operational efficiency, reduced risks, technology advancements, and exceptional talent.
“I am excited to welcome an exceptional industry leader like Harold to our leadership team,” BSI founder and CEO Gagan Sharma said in a statement. “As we scale BSI in these changing times for our industry, Harold’s leadership and expertise will ensure that we deliver a best-in-class customer experience while minimizing risk.”
Before coming to BSI Financial, Lewis was president and COO of Nationstar Mortgage (dba Mr. Cooper), where he led the growth of the company’s servicing portfolio from $30 billion to $400 billion and its mortgage origination portfolio from $1.8 billion to $25 billion.
Prior to Nationstar, he held several C-Suite and senior executive positions, including COO at CitiMortgage, COO of residential real estate at Fannie Mae, president of NationsCredit for Bank of America/Barnett Bank, and COO of Resource Bancshares Mortgage Group.
Most recently, he was a senior advisor at McKinsey & Co. Lewis currently serves on the board of directors at Upbound (dba Rent-a-Center and Acima) and on its audit and compensation committees.
“I am thrilled to be joining BSI Financial Services and look forward to working with our talented team to drive further growth and create increasing value for our customers,” Lewis said in a statement. He will report to Sharma.
BSI Financial also announced the appointment of Brett Behrens to head agency servicing. He will report directly to Lewis.
Behrens has more than 33 years of financial services experience, including more than 20 years of experience in servicing management. Most recently, Behrens was a business development executive with Aspen Capital, a private equity firm specializing in the acquisition and servicing of residential and commercial real estate loans.
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