As chief operating officer, Brewer will lead the company operation and execution of Selene’s multiple lines of business, including mortgage servicing, due diligence, and insurance brokerage. She made the jump to Selene from Radian, where she most recently served as senior vice president of valuation services. Before Radian, she was chief operating officer at Green River Capital.
In his new role, Vella will be in charge of growing the Selene platform through strategic sales, product development, marketing and client management efforts. Prior to Selene, he worked as chief revenue officer for mortgage and real estate solutions provider Altisource. Vella also managed servicing and origination platforms for several leading banks and mortgage companies.
“We are pleased to welcome John and Katie to our growing team at Selene,” said company president and CEO Joe Davila. “Their extensive knowledge and decades-long relationships as leaders within the mortgage servicing, real estate servicing and investment banking industries will help us to reinforce our footprint in the residential credit ecosystem and enhance our high-touch client and consumer-driven approaches. We could not be more excited to have them at the market-facing forefront of our strategic growth journey.”
“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to collaborate with the extremely talented team here at Selene to lead and support the firm’s rapid growth through its expanding business lines, robust client roster and flexible infrastructure capabilities,” Brewer said. “I am excited to provide best-in-class mortgage loan services to our valued homeowners and to deliver on and exceed client expectations across the real estate value chain.”
“Selene’s differentiated approach to residential mortgage servicing means the firm is well-positioned to grow its market share and meet the robust demand that is being driven by an exceptionally strong housing market,” Vella said. “I am excited to join the team and to help deliver on Selene’s aggressive multi-service growth strategy, anchored by its hallmark specialty servicing offering, to a broader range of valued clients and stakeholders.”