Company: HomeBridge Financial Services
Job title: CEO
Peter Norden has been CEO of HomeBridge Financial Services since early 2012. He has more than 35 years of experience in the residential mortgage lending industry and has held executive leadership positions at several organisations over the past three decades. During his tenure at HomeBridge, Norden has overseen the continued growth of the organization’s national loan origination and servicing operations. As of January 2017, HomeBridge’s servicing portfolio was worth more than $17 billion. Before joining HomeBridge, Norden held other leadership positions in the residential mortgage lending industry, most recently as CEO and president of Opteum Financial Services (OFS), which he founded in 1999. His prior experience in the residential lending sector served him well at OFS: By 2005, when Norden sold the company to Bimini Capital Management (formerly Opteum), the company was operating in 47 states with a loan origination capacity in excess of $8 billion per year. He was responsible for three main business units: real estate mortgage investment conduits, retail mortgage loan origination, and wholesale mortgage loan origination.