Chief Risk Officer, Head of Strategic Partnerships
Katie is the Chief Risk Officer, Head of Strategic Partnerships, at Gateless, a fintech started by top lender Guaranteed Rate. She leads Partner Strategy, Risk & Operations. Katie is also a member of Chief (www.chief.com) a private membership organization focused on supporting women executive leaders. She is also on the of Board of Directors for the mortgage industry trade organization, Women in Housing and Finance (WHF).
Through December 2021, she served as the Head of Strategic Partnerships & Risk at six-time HW TECH100 winner FormFree, where Katie oversaw all matters relating to compliance, risk, audit, and partner strategy. Katie was instrumental in forging strategic partnerships with the GSEs that helped moved the needle on industry acceptance of direct-source borrower data to streamline processes, improve security and decrease costs for lenders and borrowers.
From launching a tool that helped more than 750,000 of distressed homeowners connect with lifeline resources during the housing crisis, to forging strategic partnerships with mortgage regulators and GSEs on behalf of top depositories and fintech heavyweights, Katie has worked hard to earn a reputation as an industry standout for brokering complex relationships that get results. She has earned her business development and government relations bona fides as a senior leader at such marquis organizations as Black Knight Financial Services (NYSE: BKI), Hope LoanPort, Citizen’s Bank (NYSE: CFG) and SunTrust Bank (now Truist, NYSE: TFC) in addition to working as an independent senior consultant.
Much of the consulting work in strategic planning, project management, and business development has been focused on the implementation of technology and data solutions that improve operational efficiency, mitigate risk, and improve the client experience. In this capacity Katie has helped such firms and companies such as STRATMOR Group, HOPE NOW Alliance, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP, Thought Logic Consulting, Virginia Housing and Development Authority (VHDA) and Bank of Hawaii.