Business Head, Mortgage and Lending, BPS/Opus
Pete Butler has over 30 years of experience in the banking and mortgage industry, working with world-class companies like Discover, Freedom, Freddie Mac, etc. He has held leadership roles in major industry organizations such as; Countrywide Credit Industries (now Bank of America), AFS, Option One, Lehman Brothers Mortgage Capital, and LenderLive.
Pete’s vast experience ranges from managing national operations, carrying P&L responsibilities to managing distributed sales, specifically related to the mortgage banking and consumer lending. He also has the expertise of overseeing geographically distributed global operational teams. He’s a proven leader of people in both business process services and financial services technology as well. Outside of the vendor space, he has additionally been the driver behind growth for retail, wholesale and correspondent lending teams in the mortgage banking arena. Pete also served as the CEO of a Colorado bank, which catered to members of the U.S. Military community.
Pete attributes his capability to grow businesses largely to his collaborative style and coordination skills with both internal as well as external stakeholders. As an experienced professional, he is passionate about developing people and creating solutions to mitigate business challenges for clients thus enabling mutual growth with our partners and our associates that touch the business.
Retiring, Advisory for Mortgage Team
Jennifer LaBud is Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Opus CMC and Head of BPS Mortgage Operations for Wipro Limited. Jennifer has over 25 years of proven success in the mortgage banking industry and has long been considered one of the industry’s leading secondary market due diligence experts. The combination of Jennifer’s extensive industry experience and her results-driven approach enable her to provide exemplary leadership to both Wipro and Opus CMC. As COO and Head of BPS Mortgage, Jennifer is responsible for setting mortgage business strategy, scaling operations and leading management teams to ensure successful development and delivery of a streamlined, end-to-end mortgage solution.
In 2015, Jennifer was awarded National Mortgage Professional Magazine’s Elite Women in Housing and was also named one of HousingWire’s Women of Influence. In 2016, Jennifer was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Woman of the Year category.
Managing Director of Operations
Gregg Gorse, Managing Director of Operations at Opus CMC, is responsible for oversight of Opus CMC’s mortgage due diligence operation as well as the implementation of its QA and QC fulfilment processes. With over 25 years of experience in financial services and mortgage operations, Gregg specializes in areas of due diligence, QA operations, fulfilment services, and new process implementation. Gregg’s extensive background enhances Opus CMC’s operational effectiveness and enables us to provide clients with focused services that ensure pre- and post-close loan and portfolio quality.
Prior to Opus CMC, Gregg provided third-party Quality Assurance Operations Management consultation to Fannie Mae, where he managed vendor file implementation. He also served as First VP of Operations at Countrywide Home Loans (Bank of America), where he introduced policies, procedures, documentation, and training that substantially improved operational performance.
Elisha Werner, Compliance Counsel at Opus CMC, has over 15 years of proven success in legal and compliance related matters in the financial services space. In this role, Elisha is responsible for ensuring Opus CMC is adhering to applicable laws and regulations as they relate to risk management, vendor management, and contract processing. She also works hand-in-hand with Opus CMC's business and IT groups to maintain and implement policies, procedures, and controls to support Opus and client needs. Prior to joining Opus CMC, Elisha worked in a Chief Compliance Officer role at Midwest Equity Mortgage where she was instrumental in the company's growth. She was also In-house Counsel for Alpine Securities and Title for Charities. Elisha graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Utah State University, and went on to receive her Juris Doctorate from Creighton University.