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Newrez Chief Financial Officer Named Philadelphia Business Journal CFO of the Year Honoree

Newrez Chief Financial Officer Named Philadelphia Business Journal CFO of the Year Honoree


Fort Washington, PA— Newrez LLC (“Newrez”, the “Company”), a national mortgage lending and servicing organization, announced today that Cathy Dondzila, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), has been selected as one of the Philadelphia Business Journal 2021 CFO of the Year honorees.

The award, bestowed annually to financial professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards, serves as a testament to Ms. Dondzila’s strategic foresight and leadership over the Company’s finance processes and capabilities.

“I consider it such a meaningful honor to be recognized among so many other accomplished honorees across top-performing Philadelphia companies and industries,” said Ms. Dondzila. “Receiving this recognition is a testament also to the hardworking and high-performing Newrez finance team. Their dedication, efforts and collaboration enable our team to focus on the Company’s big picture and advance our treasury, accounting and reporting, financial planning and analysis, data and analytics, and teams to the next level.”

Since joining Newrez in 2019, Ms. Dondzila has played an integral role in advancing Newrez’s finance procedures and capabilities by enhancing liquidity forecasting, diversifying liquidity sources, and ensuring agreements are appropriately sized for the Company’s current and future growth trajectory. These efforts have supported the growth and expansion of the Newrez platform over the past 18 months.

The Philadelphia Business Journal considered nominations from the local business community within Philadelphia as well as the surrounding counties in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey that comprise Greater Philadelphia. Winners were selected by editors based on criteria including demonstrated contributions to the Company’s growth and/or profitability, strategic thinking related to success in overcoming business challenges and initiatives that strengthened the Company’s market position, contribution to the Company’s reputation, and contributions outside the Company in the community.

All 2021 CFO of the Year honorees, including Ms. Dondzila, will be honored in a virtual award ceremony in late July.

For more about the Philadelphia Business Journal CFO of the Year Awards, visit


About Newrez

Newrez is a leading mortgage company that strategically combines mortgage origination and servicing to provide a best-in-class, customer-first journey and help our customers make smart moves throughout the lifetime of their mortgage loan. Newrez’s differentiated origination platform provides options to purchase and refinance customers and operates across multiple lending channels, including Direct to Consumer, Joint Venture, Wholesale and Correspondent. Newrez’s tenured and proven servicing business consists of its performing loan servicing division, Newrez Servicing, and its special servicing division, Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing. NewRez employees support the health, vibrancy, and sustainability of our communities through the company’s community investment initiations, Newrez Neighborhood Outreach Works (“NOW”). Founded in 2008, Newrez is headquartered in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania and is a member of the New Residential Investment Corp. family.