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Our Company Vision

Leadership Is Taught By Example

At Citywide, everyone matters. Customers, partners, and employees are the foundation of our company.

Citywide Home Loans was founded on December 7, 1998 by Steven J. Goorman as Citywide Funding. His entrepreneurial, dynamic, and determined style has grown the small broker company of just 5 employees to the large corporation it is today. Even though Citywide Home Loans now employs nearly 900 employees and covers more than 35 states, the company still maintains its small company roots. Steve Goorman lives by the motto, "leadership is taught by example."

Our vision for Citywide & CHL Mortgage is to continue to grow by seeking new opportunities & products to better serve our customers & employees while keeping true to our rich history & values.
Leadership
Steve J. Goorman
Founder & President
Steve J. Goorman
Founder & President
Steve Goorman is a true original. A strong leader whose vision and commitment to his employees and customers has fueled the incredible growth of Citywide over the years. Steve is in the office every day and continues to ensure that the company stays true to its roots and that each person, both customers and employees, that Citywide works with is cared for and treated like family. Committed to creating more opportunities and providing innovative products, Steve is leading the organization into another period of strong growth and giving more and more families access to the company’s superior service. Citywide truly is a reflection of Steve and the principals he stands for.
Teresa Whitehead
Chief Executive Officer
Teresa Whitehead
Chief Executive Officer
Teresa is the driving force at Citywide Home Loans and has an extensive background in all aspects of the mortgage industry. Since joining Citywide in December 2009, she has been instrumental in leading the organization and directing the significant growth of the company. Her vision and leadership will assure success as Citywide continues to grow in the future.
 


Teresa is a founding member, and the Secretary/Treasurer, of the Utah Mortgage Bankers Association. She served as member of the CFPB panel on the impact of Dodd-Frank mandated increased HMDA data collection and reporting. She is currently the Vice Chair of the MBA State Legislative and Regulatory Committee as well as the mortgage expert on Fresh Living which airs on KUTV Channel 2 in Salt Lake City.
Pam Cooper
Chief Financial Officer
Pam Cooper
Chief Financial Officer
Christian Wolf
Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
Christian Wolf
Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
Christian Wolf Is Citywide Home Loans’ Chief Legal & Compliance Officer. Christian has an extensive legal background in the mortgage space, and prior to his role at Citywide, served as General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer at a large direct-to-consumer mortgage company. Christian has also served in senior in-house legal and compliance roles at Aurora Loan Services, Ocwen Financial Corporation and W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital.

Before working with mortgage companies as an in-house legal resource, Christian was a litigator representing money center banks and mortgage servicers in mortgage litigation, foreclosure and bankruptcy in Denver, Colorado. Christian has a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, in Coral Gables, Florida, and a B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Utah, the District of Columbia, Texas, as well as in several federal districts, circuits and before the United States Supreme Court.
Kent Hatch
Vice President of Secondary & Capital Markets
Kent Hatch
Vice President of Secondary & Capital Markets
Kent oversees our Lock Desk/Secondary Department in furthering the development of Citywide. Kent graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Business Finance and has been working in the Secondary field for 25+ years. He was with Countrywide/Bank of America as their Executive Vice President for over 15 years, serving in managing roles at its securities broker/dealer (which was the 2nd national leader in mortgage securities trading) and its Secondary Marketing desk. He brings experience and a proven record of success in the Secondary Marketing area, which will be invaluable in meeting Citywide’s goals and objectives.
Shan Lassig
Director of Construction Lending
Shan Lassig
Director of Construction Lending
Shan joined Citywide in 2012 and come to use with over 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry and having personally funded more than 1 billion dollars in loans. Shan joined Citywide to be a large part of the organizations growth by developing our construction division. Shan’s leadership and vast experience in construction lending has contributed significantly to the department’s impressive growth to nearly 100 million dollars annually.
Justin Peterson
Director of Partnerships
Justin Peterson
Director of Partnerships
Justin is responsible for identifying, creating, and growing valuable corporate partnerships at Citywide. Justin assumed this position at Citywide in April of 2015 and brings more than 16 years of success and experience from multiple industries in Business Development and Commercial Operations. Justin is a Navy veteran and has a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Utah. Prior to joining Citywide, Justin was the Vice President of Sales for a San Francisco based Biotech.
Jasmine Brown
National Operations Manager
Jasmine Brown
National Operations Manager
Jasmine Brown has been an accomplished mortgage professional since 2001 and is currently helming Operations at Citywide Home Loans. Jasmine is a fully credentialed underwriter and started in Citywide’s Underwriting division. She later assumed the role of Colorado Operations Manager and lead the region’s tripling in size in 2 short years. Due to her success, she naturally progressed to run operations nationwide. Having a diverse background in originating, processing, underwriting, closing, funding, managing, training and compliance has been vital to her success in strategic planning within the company. Jasmine’s ultimate objective is to cultivate a healthy, happy environment that focuses on exemplary customer service and quality performance.
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