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Meet our executive leadership.

Shawn Stone

Chief Executive Officer

Prior to joining Renovate America, Shawn served as CEO of Global Mortgage Capital since 2016, a start-up nationwide independent mortgage banking business that included five portfolio companies across mortgage origination, servicing and financing businesses.  These businesses represented more than $4B of annual origination volume and $7B+ of mortgage servicing.

Before heading up Global Mortgage Capital, Shawn worked for over 18 years at Mr. Cooper, one of the country’s largest independent mortgage origination and servicing companies. He held many executive leadership positions across the entire platform, including his most recent position as executive founder and President of technology enabled real estate and mortgage services firm Xome, which he grew to ten business lines, 1,200 employees and $350mm in revenue by its second year. 

Shawn received his MBA in Finance from University of Texas.

Roy Guthrie

Chairman of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors

Roy brings 40 years of experience in Consumer Financial Services to his current role as Chairman of the Executive Committee of Renovate America’s Board of Directors. In addition to his leadership role at Renovate, Roy serves on the boards of several other companies, including Synchrony Financial, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings, Inc., and OneMain Holdings, Inc. He previously served as Chairman of the board of LifeLock prior to its sale, and as a board member of Discover Bank. At Discover Financial Services, Inc., Roy served as CFO and EVP from 2005 through 2011. He has also served as President and CEO of various businesses of Citigroup Inc., including CitiFinancial International and CitiCapital, as well as various roles of increasing responsibility at Associates First Capital Corporation. Roy earned a B.A. in Economics from Hanover College and an M.B.A. from Drake University.

Michael Antonishak
Chief Operating Officer

Prior to joining Renovate America, Michael consulted in the financial service industry helping organizations with due diligence and operations management. Before that he served as SVP of Default for Mr. Cooper, overseeing default operations for the third largest servicer of residential mortgages in the country. Michael oversaw an operation of 2,500 employees in three countries, reducing delinquency and driving profitability by improving efficiency and the customer experience.  

Prior to his time as the SVP of Default, Michael has a track record of success with leading teams in operations and finance.

Michael received his MBA in Finance from University of Notre Dame.
Christopher Powell

Chief Financial Officer
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Christopher Powell has served as Renovate America’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2019. Christopher joined Renovate America in 2016 as Vice President, Finance and served as SVP, Finance & Accounting from 2018. Prior to joining Renovate America, Christopher was SVP, Finance, at LPL Financial, Senior Director of Finance at AMN Healthcare Services, Portfolio Manager at Convergent Fund Management and an equity research analyst at UBS. He holds an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Southern California, and a B.A. in economics from the University of California, San Diego. 

Michael Mildenberger

Chief Risk Officer

As the Chief Risk Officer, Michael and is responsible for enterprise risk, corporate compliance, information security and contractor channel risk management functions, including the Contractor Quality Rating system. Michael leads by empowering his team to challenge the status quo and seek customer-oriented knowledge in every facet of their roles. He joined Renovate America in November 2016 with 25 years of consumer finance and banking experience. He has held senior leadership positions with PNC Bank, HSBC Bank and Household International in the US, Canada and the UK with roles in operational risk, marketing, product development, operations, and sales. Michael holds a B.S. degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Tameka Reese

Chief People Officer
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As Chief People Officer for Renovate America, Tameka is responsible for culture, talent development and acquisition, employee relations, total rewards and payroll. She joined Renovate America in February 2016 from Niagara Bottling, a leading US bottled water manufacturer, where she served as the Senior Leader of Human Resources and Learning Development since 2011 and was credited for the vision of their culture and development platform, Niagara LIFE. Reese also held senior roles in Human Resources at Beckman Coulter (a Danaher Company) for the Global Chemistry, Instrument Systems, Rapid Particle Characterization, and ACC Capital Holdings. She holds an M.B.A. and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resources Management.

Craig Braun

Chief Capital Officer
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As Chief Capital Officer, Craig is responsible for the team that develops and executes on Renovate America’s capital markets activities. This includes short- and long-term funding facilities, investor, bank and rating agency relationships and interest rate hedging for the HERO and Benji products that Renovate America originates. In addition, Craig manages the funding team that works seamlessly with customers to provide financing once projects are completed. Craig was previously a Managing Director at GE Capital for 13 years, with global responsibility for securitization, alternative funding and business development opportunities for a broad range of internal clients. Prior to GE Capital, Craig spent 10 years as an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette and RBS Greenwich Capital. Craig holds an M.B.A., magna cum laude, in Banking and Finance from Bernard Baruch College and a B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from the University at Buffalo. He is a high honors graduate from the University at Buffalo School of Management and completed the Goldman Sachs Pine Street Leadership Program while at GE Capital.

Tom Cavallo
Chief Revenue Officer

As Chief Revenue Officer, we look for Tom to provide the same leadership and growth opportunity for Renovate America that he saw in his previous endeavors. Prior to joining Renovate America, Tom served as Chief Sales Officer for Dividend Finance where he oversaw substantial growth from 2017 through 2019. Tom also was an Owner and owner of all of sales and revenue for PIRCH, an appliance and decorative plumbing fixture retail company. He founded PIRCH along with 4 others in the fall of 2007 and served as its Chief Revenue Officer until 2016. Under Tom’s guidance, the company grew to 10 locations nationally, with revenues nearing $260 million and over 250 employees in the sales division alone. Tom’s diverse and unique background in athletics led him to see many similarities between athletic and business competition, which ultimately drove him towards revenue generation as a career.

Before beginning his career in sales, Tom led an exciting career as a professional football player in the Canadian, World and National Football Leagues. Tom is currently getting his MBA in Finance from Pepperdine University and received his Bachelor’s degree in Justice Administration from the University of Louisville. 
Mark Matheson

Chief Legal Officer
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Mark brings over 15 years of experience in consumer and commercial financial services to his role as Chief Legal Officer at Renovate America. His unique experience includes representation and in-house legal and business roles at publicly traded fintechs and bank entities. Prior to joining Renovate America, Mark served as Associate General Counsel and Head of Correspondent Lending at Axos Bank (NYSE:AX), a publicly traded federal bank. During his tenure at Axos, Mark was responsible for the legal affairs and business growth of the Bank’s sponsorship of various commercial and consumer, secured and unsecured, fintech lending platforms. Prior to Axos, Mark served as Senior Associate General Counsel at Enova International, Inc. (NYSE:ENVA), where he was the lead attorney responsible for the development and launch of new consumer lending platforms in the U.S., Mexico and China. Prior to Enova, Mark served as General Counsel to a successful fintech start-up that was acquired by Cash America, Inc. (NYSE:CSH), where he continued to serve in a legal capacity overseeing online consumer lending platforms. Mark began his legal career as a courtroom litigator, and has over 8 years of experience litigating complex and general business disputes.
 
Mark received a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Pepperdine University. He is a member of the State Bar of California. Mark has served as a speaker and panelist at trade shows on fintech related topics.

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