With extensive experience in mortgage banking and mortgage servicing, Seth leads the firm’s Mortgage Banking Consulting Services practice. He also serves as a strategic leader for the entire Richey May suite of services, including profitability and operational reviews, strategic planning, mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) strategy, retained versus released and cash flow optimization.
Drawing on more than 25 years of mortgage banking and mortgage servicing experience, Seth has invaluable expertise and a holistic perspective on the intersection of policy with economic and market conditions and its impact on the mortgage ecosystem. His in-depth background in mortgage strategy, profitability and operations comes at a critical time for our mortgage clients as they continue to navigate the industry’s dynamic environment.
Seth is committed to making a positive impact on the mortgage banking and real estate finance industry by being actively involved in key associations and industry events. A sought-after speaker, he often speaks on liquidity and the overall challenges in the mortgage industry. Seth served as chair of the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) Society and currently serves on several MBA committees, including the Financial Management Steering Committee and Secondary & Capital Market Committee. He has also served on the Servicing Council for the 21st Century, BASEL III and the Servicing Compensation Working Group. An instructor for the MBA’s School of Mortgage Banking (SOMB) program since 2007, Seth has taught the “Servicing/MSR Day” curriculum and “The Secondary Market” for the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA).
Seth joined Richey May from the STRATMOR Group where he was a principal. Prior to joining STRATMOR, he was EVP of Trading & Analytics at Phoenix Capital. Prior to Phoenix, Seth was Senior Vice President, Servicing Asset Manager at SunTrust Mortgage for more than 10 years, where he developed and led their servicing rights valuation team. His career also includes accounting, analytics and auditing roles at Bank of America, KPMG LLP and United Financial Inc.