Anthony Hsieh, Chairman of the Board

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Anthony Hsieh founded loanDepot and has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since the formation of the business in December 2009. Hsieh has more than 30 years of experience in the lending industry. Prior to starting loanDepot, he was instrumental in the development and success of many mortgage lending firms. In 2002, Hsieh founded HomeLoanCenter.com, the first national online lender to offer a full spectrum of mortgage loan products featuring live interest-rate quotes and loan offerings tailored to borrowers’ needs and credit profiles. He continued to lead the business for three years after it merged with IAC/Interactive’s subsidiary, LendingTree in 2004. In 1989, he acquired a mortgage brokerage company and transformed it into LoansDirect.com just as the internet sector was taking off. It became one of the most profitable and successful mortgage lenders throughout the 1990’s before it was acquired by E*TRADE Financial in 2001.

Andrew C. Dodson, Director

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Andrew C. Dodson is a Managing Partner at Parthenon Capital and has been with Parthenon Capital since 2005. He has also served as a director of the company or its affiliate, loanDepot.com, LLC, since December 2009. Prior to joining Parthenon Capital, Dodson was a consultant with Bain & Co from 2004 to 2005, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, cost control and corporate strategy for middle market technology companies. Dodson was also a financial analyst for Enron Corporation in the company’s retail group and worked for Trilogy, Inc., an enterprise software company, where he focused primarily in business development. Dodson also serves on the boards of directors of EdgeCo Holdings, Envysion, ICD, Millennium Trust and Venbrook. Dodson earned a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

John C. Dorman, Director

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John Dorman has served as a director of the company or its affiliate, loanDepot.com, LLC, since July 2015. Dorman previously served as a director of Online Resources Corporation, a developer and supplier of electronic payment services, from May 2009 until it was sold to ACI Worldwide, Inc. in March 2013, and as its Chairman from June 2010 until the sale. Dorman also previously served as Co-Chairman of Online Resources Corporation from January 2010 to June 2010, and as Interim Chief Executive Officer from April 2010 to June 2010. From October 1998 to August 2003, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Digital Insight Corporation, a provider of software-as-a-service for online banking and bill payment for financial institutions, and served on the board of directors of Digital Insight until the company was acquired in 2007 by Intuit, Inc. Dorman served as Senior Vice President of the Global Financial Services Division of Oracle Corporation from August 1997 to October 1998; and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Treasury Services Corporation, a provider of modeling and analysis software for financial institutions, from 1983 to 1997. Dorman also serves on the boards of directors of CoreLogic, Inc. (NYSE: CLGX) and DeepDyve, Inc. Dorman earned a B.A. in Business Administration and Philosophy from Occidental College and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Southern California.

Brian P. Golson, Director

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Brian P. Golson is the Co-CEO and Managing Partner at Parthenon Capital and has been with Parthenon Capital since 2002. He has also served as a director of the company or its affiliate, loanDepot.com, LLC, since December 2009. Prior to joining Parthenon Capital, Golson was the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations for Everdream, a software company sold to Dell providing outsourced IT infrastructure management. Golson also held leadership positions with Prometheus Partners, a middle-market private equity fund focused on recurring revenue service businesses, and GE Capital where he focused on acquisitions and divestitures of financial services and insurance businesses. Golson also serves on the boards of directors of Bluesnap, eTix, BillingTree, PayRoc, Edge, eSec Lending, ICD, Periscope Holdings and DaySmart. Golson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

John Lee, Director

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John Lee has served as a director of the Company since April 2022. Previously, Mr. Lee has served as the Company’s Chief Analytics Officer, leading financial modeling and analytics across all lending channels, between July 2014 and March 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Lee was loanDepot’s first Chief Financial Officer, serving between September 2009 and July 2014.

Prior to loanDepot, Mr. Lee served in a variety of financial capacities for key lending firms. From June 2007 to September 2009, Mr. Lee served as Chief Financial Officer at Grander Inc., where he directed the company’s financial operations in addition to managing corporate development and acquisition activities. From September 2002 to May 2007, Mr. Lee held the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Home Loan Center (later to become LendingTree). From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Lee managed the west coast office of CIBC World Markets (CIBC Oppenheimer) as director – Investment Banking, Financial Institutions Group (FIG), where he oversaw e-financial services, mortgage banking, specialty finance and community banking, and advised both public and private companies on merger and acquisitions and private equity. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Lee managed mergers and acquisitions and joint venture and affinity deal analysis as Vice President, Corporate Development and M&A at Countrywide Home Loans. Mr. Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Rochester in New York with a certificate of Management in Accounting & Finance from the university’s Simon School of Business. He also holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Ohio State University where he was recognized as a Weidler Scholar and Beta Gamma Sigma honors graduate. 

Dawn Lepore, Director

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Dawn Lepore has served as a director of the company or its affiliate, loanDepot.com, LLC, since July 2015. Lepore previously served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Prosper Marketplace, Inc., an online peer-to-peer lending platform, from March 2012 to January 2013, and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of drugstore.com, inc., an online retailer of health and beauty care products, from October 2004 until its sale to Walgreen Co. in June 2011. Prior to joining drugstore.com, Lepore held various leadership positions during her 21 years with The Charles Schwab Company, an investment services firm that provides brokerage, banking and investment-related services to consumers and businesses. Lepore also serves on the boards of directors of Accolade, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCD) and RealNetworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK). Lepore previously served on the boards of directors of Coupons.com from February 2012 to November 2017, AOL Inc. from November 2012 to June 2015, The TJX Companies, Inc. from June 2013 to June 2014, eBay Inc. from December 1999 to January 2013, The New York Times Company from 2008 to 2011, drugstore.com, inc. from 2004 to 2011 and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. from 2001 to 2004. Lepore earned a B.A. from Smith College.

Frank Martell, Director

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Frank has more than 30 years’ executive leadership experience and a proven track record of delivering scaled market leadership and growth in revenues and profitability that have resulted in significant stakeholder value creation. He keenly understands the real estate market, along with the power of data, and brings a digital-first mindset to further accelerate our use of technology to deliver superior service for our customers.

As president and CEO, Frank is responsible for all daily operations and leads the company’s diversified multi-channel mortgage origination model (direct lending, in-market retail, wholesale and joint venture), as well as mello, the company’s mortgage-adjacent product and service groups which includes mellohome, melloinsurance, and mellotitle.

Prior to loanDepot, Frank spent 11 years in leadership positions at CoreLogic, where he cemented the company’s reputation as the gold standard for real estate data, intelligence, and analytics. He joined CoreLogic in 2011 and served has the company’s chief financial officer and chief operating officer before assuming the position of CEO and member of the board in 2017. Frank was instrumental in transforming CoreLogic into a global leader in residential property data, analytics and digital platforms. In 2016, he received the HousingWire Vanguard Award in recognition of his distinguished leadership in the housing industry. He also served on the boards of the Mortgage Bankers Association and the Harvard Joint Centers for Housing Studies.

Prior to CoreLogic, Frank held a variety of senior positions in the marketing, financial services, and business information sectors. He spent the first 15 years of his career in a number of financial management roles at General Electric; he subsequently held business leadership roles including chief operating officer of ACNielsen and chief executive officer of the Western Institutional Review Board.

Frank currently serves on the boards of Bank of the West, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas and Compass, Inc., a technology-enabled residential real estate brokerage. He is also a passionate supporter of building better communities as a member of the boards of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, the largest and oldest group supporting the education of the sons and daughters of active and prior service Marines, and Operation HOPE, a provider of financial literacy and empowerment for youth and minority communities.

Pamela Hughes Patenaude, Director

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Patenaude has served as a director of the company since 2021. She brings deep real estate and housing policy expertise from her prior executive experience in government, nonprofits and private industry. From 2017 until 2019, Patenaude served as the deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Earlier in her career, Patenaude served as assistant secretary for community planning and development at HUD. She currently serves on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity International and the Bipartisan Policy Center. Patenaude is a trustee and vice chairman of the Home Builders Institute, and a member of the FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion. Patenaude is the principal of Granite Housing Strategies, LLC, where she serves as a strategic advisor for clients engaged in real estate development, affordable housing and disaster recovery management. Patenaude recently served as an independent director of CoreLogic, Inc., where she was a member of the audit and compensation committees. Patenaude previously served as the President of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families, a national nonprofit, education, and research organization dedicated to illuminating America’s affordable housing crisis. Patenaude earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Anselm College and a Master of Science degree in community economic development from Southern New Hampshire University.