Kent is the Owner and President of Weststar Mortgage Corporation. Kent founded Weststar Mortgage Corporation in 1984 and has been responsible for establishing business vision and strategy that has resulted in profitable and consistent growth at Weststar over the past 28 years of operation. Kent has guided the company to become fully engaged as a mortgage banker focused on the origination, investment, securitization and servicing of mortgage loans. Over the course of Kent’s business career he has acquired over fifty companies where synergies could be found with his proven business strategies.
Katy started in the title business in 1978. Since then she has owned her own private loan servicing and escrow business with three different locations. Katy joined Weststar Mortgage Corporation in 1989 with responsibilities in business development and has since worked every aspect of the company’s mortgage lending business including being an FHA and FNMA underwriter. Katy is currently the company’s Chief Compliance Officer. Katy has served on various New Mexico industry association boards covering mortgage banking and manufactured housing and in 2011 was voted Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women.
Matthew is the Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer for Weststar Mortgage Corporation and has been with the company since 2011. Matthew has been responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of general operations within the company including marketing, policy and procedure, information technology, compliance, and correspondent lending. Matthew has served in the financial industry for over 19 years and is a graduate of Kansas State University.
Michael is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for Weststar Mortgage Corporation. Michael received his Bachelor of Business Administration with emphasis in Business Computer Systems and Bachelor of Accountancy from New Mexico State University and has been a CPA since 1996. After receiving his degrees, he worked with Arthur Andersen LLP on audit and computer consulting engagements. For the following 10 years Michael served as the CFO of a mid-sized, national community bank. Prior to joining Weststar he continued served for four years as the CFO of a large credit union.
Max is a Senior Vice President of Weststar Mortgage Corporation and the Capital Markets Executive. In this role Max oversees Secondary Marketing and Lock Desk functions including all hedging, trading and price sheet responsibilities with counterparties. Max has over 12 years of experience in trading various bonds and whole loan instruments. He graduated with his Master’s Degree in Quantitative Economics from The University of Central Florida.
Kathy’s career in mortgage servicing began in 1983 as a payment processor of private party/seller escrow loan services and was quickly promoted into management. In 1987 the firm she began her career with was acquired by Weststar Mortgage Corporation. Her leadership and customer service skills were further recognized by consistent promotions to ultimately become the channel executive. As the Senior Vice President of Mortgage Servicing Kathy oversees all aspects of Weststar’s private and agency servicing operations touching tens of thousands of Weststar’s customers as well as those of hundreds of private investors.
Gary entered the banking industry in 1971 and has since worked in capacities that include Chief Credit Officer, Manager of Appraisal & Mortgage Operations, Construction Department Manager and Manager of Litigation Review and Special Asset Administration. Gary served as president of a private trust company for several years prior to opening his own Landman services company providing leasing and contracting services. In 1993 Gary joined Weststar Mortgage Corporation as Senior Vice President where his duties cover the supervision of private loan servicing offices in Oregon, Alaska as the departments handling note purchasing, construction, commercial lending and REO & loan litigation administration.