Anthony Hsieh, Chairman of the Board


Anthony Hsieh is a first-generation American and self-made entrepreneur. Born in Taiwan, he immigrated to the United States with his parents when he was a young child. As the family’s appointed representative, Anthony became adept at negotiating major purchases while also managing larger financial decisions at a very young age. These early life experiences left an indelible mark and instilled within him the importance of helping families across the nation attain their dreams of homeownership. Beyond that, these experiences ignited a passion to create technology that would transform the mortgage experience into something clear and straightforward.

Today, Hsieh is known for his entrepreneurial spirit and his technological vision. A national mortgage industry expert and innovator who has successfully navigated multiple housing and economic cycles, Hsieh is highly regarded for his market timing and industry acumen, and his commentary is regularly sought out on air and on stage. Hsieh also is a dedicated philanthropist, overseeing the distribution of millions of dollars in charitable donations to organizations nationwide.

The companies Hsieh has founded over the course of his career are highly regarded both for their inventive approaches as well as the business integrity by which they are operated. Known for prioritizing innovation within his companies, Hsieh’s commitment has ultimately transformed the way in which the entire mortgage industry is able to serve its customers. And, thanks to his skillful leadership and tireless work ethic, together with the support of his world-class engineering team, he has brought his vision of a fully digital ecosystem to life.

Hsieh’s relentless pursuit of innovation is fed by a desire to lead the industry with honesty and integrity. He founded loanDepot in 2010 with a commitment to responsible lending and a goal of exceeding customer expectations. The timing was courageous, as many lenders were choosing to leave the industry following the 2008 economic crisis. Not only did he and the company succeed, it excelled, growing from less than 50 employees into a national lending powerhouse that has funded more than $200 billion since its inception.

As it enters its second decade, the company continues to lead the charge—and the industry—in a number of notable ways. Hsieh’s vision of a more streamlined and understandable mortgage experience has led to the development of the company’s proprietary mello™ software platform, which today powers every experience between the company’s loan officers and its customers. This innovation makes the mortgage experience easier, more intuitive, and more in line with customer expectations. Hsieh’s innovations also have spurred the industry to find similar digital solutions, to the benefit of future homebuyers.

Prior to founding loanDepot, Hsieh successfully established two other innovative mortgage companies. In 2002, he established, the first online lender to offer a full spectrum of home loan products in all 50 states. featured live interest rate quotes and loan offerings that were tailored to borrower needs and credit profiles. Hsieh continued to lead the business for three years after merging with IAC/InteractiveCorp subsidiary LendingTree in 2004.

In 1989, Hsieh acquired a mortgage brokerage company which he transformed into, taking advantage of the upswell of activity surrounding the debut of internet-based commerce. The company remained one of the most profitable and successful mortgage lenders through the 1990s and was acquired by E*TRADE Financial in 2001.

Hsieh’s heartfelt commitment to the communities in which loanDepot serves, and his desire to impact the lives of Americans nationwide, is well known. Over the course of his career, Hsieh has led the donation of millions of dollars to support initiatives that have provided much-needed support to families across the country. And, individually, Hsieh has dedicated himself to establishing and supporting initiatives dear to his heart.

In 2018, he created War Heroes On Water (WHOW), an annual event dedicated to helping combat-wounded veterans heal from the physical and emotional wounds of war. WHOW brings together two of Hsieh’s passions—sportfishing and helping our nation’s greatest heroes, the veteran community. Hsieh’s depth of experience as the captain and owner of Team Bad Company is legendary. He and his team are the winningest competitive sportfishing team in the history of the sport, having earned more than $8M in total prize money, including winning the prestigious Bisbee’s Black and Blue fishing tournament in Cabo San Lucas, which earned the team a $3.9 million prize purse, and which remains the largest single payout in sportfishing history. Most recently the team set a new world record, catching 330 billfish in a single day, and a total of 900 striped marlin over the course of a four-day trip in Mag Bay, off Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.

With the assistance of the Southern California sportfishing community, Hsieh and his fellow anglers gather veterans from across the country for each year’s WHOW event. Over the course of the memory-making weekend, these veterans form lifelong bonds while also experiencing the thrill of competitive sportfishing. Under Hsieh’s direction, the event has raised almost $3M, funding an extensive array of therapeutic services for veterans.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Hsieh directed the company’s donation of $2.5M to support the individuals, families, first-responders and health care professionals impacted by COVID-19. The funds provided essential meals and services to thousands of impacted individuals and families nationwide. In addition, Hsieh encouraged team members to participate in a variety of virtual volunteer efforts, enabling thousands of members of Team loanDepot to make an impact for families in need.

A true entrepreneur, Hsieh has always challenged himself to “do the right thing” both for his company and for the mortgage industry. His ultimate goal remains the continued transformation of the mortgage experience for individuals and families nationwide, ensuring that the American dream of homeownership is attainable for all.

Andrew C. Dodson, Director


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,, 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


John Dorman has served as a director of the company or its affiliate,, 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


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,, 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


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


Dawn Lepore has served as a director of the company or its affiliate,, 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, 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, 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 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,, 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


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 as 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.

Steve Ozonian, Director


Steve Ozonian is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Williston Financial Group (WFG), a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital. A vanguard and thought leader with deep operational experience in the real estate and mortgage industries, he has spent more than a quarter century engineering the dramatic growth of multiple real estate-related businesses, commanding billions in revenue, leading tens of thousands of employees, restructuring finances, and expanding coverage to achieve dominant market leadership.

Widely recognized as an innovator and influential leader in residential real estate, Ozonian continues to build value throughout the chain of the associates, customers, and shareholders he serves. He has been recognized for his ingenuity in the use of technology by multiple industry organizations and media outlets, including being named a Top Innovator by The National Association of Realtors and a Vanguard by HousingWire. His involvement across all facets of the industry and business community— including residential brokerage, residential mortgage, and corporate relocation — have enabled him to envision profitable opportunities and lead the agenda for change in the way in which services are offered and delivered.

“Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are usually the ones that do.” - Steve Ozonian

Striving for a legacy of the best possible real estate experience, Ozonian capitalizes on technological advancements to redefine how end-to-end real estate transactions are digitally conducted to make them more integrated and user-friendly for all parties. He is perhaps best known for leading the world’s most successful real estate research portal during his tenure as CEO of No stranger to realizing game-changing initiatives others said couldn’t be done, he was instrumental in making the #1 online destination for real estate.

During his tenure as National Homeownership Executive for Bank of America, Ozonian generated billions in mortgage loans to residential real estate consumers. As a Lending Tree board member, he helped propel the company beyond the Internet bubble by providing transparency into the residential lending transaction, forever altering the way in which consumers access loans.

“Stronger than any individual is the collective wisdom of the team.” - Steve Ozonian

As Chairman and CEO of Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services, Mr. Ozonian built out a multibillion-dollar national organization - expanding the network to more than 40,000 sales associates and 1,600 locations -- and introduced groundbreaking software and training programs that better served the real estate company’s online customers. He was able to realize large-scale results by creating financial, operational, and talent structures around a strategic vision and forging strong partnerships between the company’s business and IT teams.

Ozonian currently serves on the boards of LendingTree, Global Mobility Solutions, ATTOM Data Solutions, Inside Real Estate, and WFG. He grew up playing ice hockey, which taught him that working as a team makes all the difference, a philosophy that he has enthusiastically instilled in his colleagues, as well as his immediate family. Ozonian lives with his wife in Laguna Beach, California, and holds an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago.

Pamela Hughes Patenaude, Director


Patenaude has served as a director of the company since 2021. She is an accomplished real estate, housing policy, and disaster recovery expert with a four-decade record of success as an executive in government, nonprofit sector, and private industry. Patenaude serves on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity International as well as the Board of Directors for the Bipartisan Policy Center. Patenaude is a Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Home Builders Institute (HBI). Patenaude is also a member of the Social Impact Advisory Board for the Center Creek Housing Funds. Patenaude is Principal of Granite Housing Strategies, LLC, serving as a strategic advisor for clients engaged in real estate development, affordable housing, and disaster recovery management. Patenaude is the recipient of the 2022 Housing Visionary Award for the National Housing Conference.

 Patenaude served as an Independent Director of CoreLogic, Inc. (NYSE:CLGX) and was a member of the Audit, Compensation, and Strategic Planning and Acquisition Committees. Patenaude served as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Prior to rejoining HUD, Patenaude 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. Previously, Patenaude was the Director of Housing Policy for the Bipartisan Policy Center, where she successfully led a 21-person commission to present a new direction for national housing policy. Patenaude also served as Executive Vice President of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Founding Executive Director of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing.

 Earlier in her career, Patenaude served as Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development at HUD, where she administered more than $8 billion in housing and community development funds. She also played a significant role in the Department’s efforts to rebuild the Gulf Coast region following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita by providing direct oversight of $17 billion in disaster recovery funds. Patenaude also served at HUD as the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management.

 A New Hampshire native, Patenaude worked as State Director and Deputy Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Bob Smith. Patenaude also served as the Director of the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center. She began her career in housing and community development at the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority. 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. Patenaude was the first recipient of the CoreLogic EPIQ Impact Award and was honored as one of Housing Wire magazine’s “2013 Woman of Influence”. Patenaude received the Saint Anselm College Alumni Award of Merit in 2006.