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Cathy Dondzila Named 2021 Finance Leader by HousingWire

Chief Financial Officer Cathy Dondzila Named 2021 Finance Leader

by HousingWire


Fort Washington, PA— Newrez LLC (“Newrez”, the “Company”), a national mortgage lending and servicing organization, announced today that Chief Financial Officer, Cathy Dondzila, has been named as a winner of HousingWire’s inaugural 2021 Finance Leaders Award, an honor which recognizes the most impactful corporate finance and capital markets professionals in housing.

As Newrez successfully grew and expanded its platform over the past year, Ms. Dondzila’s steadfast focus on process improvements and efficiency enhancements was influential in advancing Newrez’s finance processes and capabilities. She has successfully grown each of the departments within the finance group under her oversight, including the development of a data and analytics team. Focusing on advancing people, processes and systems, Ms. Dondzila has greatly advanced Newrez’s finance procedures and capabilities by building sustainable liquidity forecasting, diversifying liquidity sources and ensuring agreements are appropriately sized for the Company’s current and future growth trajectory.

“I am very humbled to receive such a great honor and be recognized as a leader within the housing finance industry,” said Ms. Dondzila. “The past year has been unique for a multitude of reasons, but it has been exceptionally pivotal to Newrez and to the housing industry to continue elevating our approach to supporting homeowners and driving our platforms forward. By elevating our systems, processes and infrastructure, our team has been able to harvest the momentum of the industry and prioritize our focus to be on long-term financial growth trajectory as Newrez continues its expansion amid the changing market.”

The Finance Leaders are selected by HousingWire’s Selection Committee and chosen based on their professional achievements within their organizations, contributions to the overall housing economy, client impact and personal success, Ms. Dondzila is among the roster of 40 finance leaders to have earned this accolade.

"The last twelve months have been one of the most tumultuous and action-packed periods in the
history of housing finance. It's incredibly notable that the organizations that had their financial
strategy in order prevailed and were able to benefit from housing and capital marketing dynamics in
a big way,” said Clayton Collins, CEO of HW Media. “We launched the HousingWire Finance
Leaders award to recognize the CFOs and senior finance executives who enabled growth, led IPOs
and fundraising initiatives and helped their companies capture market share.”

For more information about the award, visit

About Newrez LLC

Newrez LLC (Newrez) is a leading nationwide mortgage lender and servicer. As a lender, Newrez focuses on offering a breadth of industry-leading products, supported by a loan process that blends both human interaction and the benefits of technology into an unparalleled customer experience. Founded in 2008 and licensed to lend in 50 states, Newrez is headquartered in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania and operates multiple lending channels, including Correspondent Lending, Wholesale, Direct-to-Consumer, Retail, and a network of joint venture partners. Newrez’s servicing business consists of its performing loan servicing division, Newrez Servicing, and its special servicing division, Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing. Newrez also has several affiliates that perform various services in the mortgage and real estate industries. These include Avenue 365 Lender Services, LLC, a title agency, and E Street Appraisal Management LLC, an appraisal management company. Newrez is member of the New Residential Investment Corp. family. More information is available at

About HousingWire

HousingWire is the most influential source of news and information for the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Built on a foundation of independent and original journalism, HousingWire reaches over 60,000 newsletter subscribers daily and over 1.0 million unique visitors each month. Our audience of mortgage, real estate and fintech professionals rely on us to Move Markets Forward. Visit or to learn more.

About HW Media

HW Media aspires for audiences to “Come for the content, and stay for the community.” By aligning vertical expertise and innovative B2B marketing solutions, HW Media answers the ever-evolving needs of modern professionals, brands and marketers. With a premium suite of advertising solutions, HW Media builds upon this principle, improving reader experience and delivering brand results. Based in Dallas with team members across the country, HW Media was founded in 2016 through the acquisition of HousingWire and is owned by Riomar Capital, an entrepreneurial investment firm.