President and CEO
Last April, James Smith was appointed CEO of Stonegate Mortgage, one of the top mortgage lenders in the nation. A 25-year veteran of the mortgage industry, Smith’s career has primarily focused on building and leading loan origination, operations and servicing platforms. He joined Stonegate in 2015 as president and COO, following a role as director of US mortgage operations for Winpro Limited. In 2015, Stonegate was ranked 12th for Top Overall Volume and fourth for Top Correspondent Volume by Scotsman Guide.