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Cenlar Appoints Seasoned Leaders to the Corporate Initiatives Group

Cenlar FSB announced today the appointment of Catherine French to Senior Vice President and Head of the company’s Corporate Initiatives Group. Julie Mabie was also named Senior Vice President and Himanshu Maheshwari to Vice President, both of whom will work alongside Catherine to advance the continued transformation of Cenlar.

“We have the best mortgage servicing leadership in the business, bar none, and I am pleased to add this immensely talented group to Cenlar,” said President David Schneider. “Their expertise and focus will help continue to drive the modernization and growth of our company and the value we bring to our clients and shareholders.”

Catherine brings the breadth and depth of experience from leadership roles in program management, acquisitions and integrations, strategy execution, as well as transformation and change management, to Cenlar. As Senior Vice President and Head of the Corporate Initiatives Group, Catherine will spearhead the Strategic Initiatives team, Enterprise Portfolio Management, and Strategic Sourcing and Procurement. Prior to joining Cenlar, Catherine was Senior Vice President of Program Management, Transformation & Integration at Newrez LLC/Caliber Home Loans, where she led large programs and projects to ensure strategic business objectives were achieved. Additionally, Catherine has served in many leadership roles at Citigroup including program management, site leadership, acquisition and integration management and chief of staff. Catherine holds a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Operations from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Science with a focus on Corporate Management and Economics from Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy.

Julie has more than 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry. As a Senior Vice President in the Strategic Initiatives team, Julie will partner with leaders to improve and enhance operational excellence around homeowner correspondence. Before coming to Cenlar, Julie held leadership roles at SunTrust Bank and MUFG Union Bank/U.S. Bank. In her most recent position, Julie was Managing Director of the Consumer Lending Business and Technology leader at MUFG Union Bank. She has previously held several executive leadership roles in operations, change and issues management, project management, lending technology and loan originations. Julie holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a graduate of the MBA Future Leaders Program.

Himanshu is a seasoned executive with 25+ years of experience in risk management, finance, operations, strategy, controls, portfolio management, consulting and accounting/audit industry verticals. As Vice President in the Strategic Initiatives team, Himanshu will partner with leaders to drive initiatives around Cenlar’s client facing data, analytics, and other risk-related activities. Prior to Cenlar, Himanshu held multiple senior executive positions in operations, finance, risk management at Mr. Cooper, with his most recent role as Senior Vice President of Operations. He was also at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he was Vice President of Risk Management/Strategy/Product Development; and at CitiFinancial, he held executive/senior leadership roles in risk management, analytics, credit policy, product development, innovation, branch operations and capital adequacy. Himanshu holds a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University, and was the top ranked student awarded with a Global MBA Fellowship & membership of Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Society. He also holds a Master’s from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Himanshu received his bachelor’s degree from Sri Ram College of Commerce in Delhi, India.

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