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TH E M R EP O RT | 37 TOP 25 INDUSTRY LEADERS & INFLUENCERS Special Section Sanjiv Das CEO, CALIBER HOME LOANS YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 30 S anjiv Das has a successful track record of leading large, financial services organizations both within the United States and internationally. As the CEO of Caliber Home Loans, a Lone Star company, he has been instrumental in build- ing one of the largest and fastest growing non-banks in the industry. Prior to joining Caliber, he served as EVP, Global Financial Solutions at First Data Corporation, where he led the international business and played a significant role in taking the company public. He has also held executive management positions at several other companies, and was the CEO of CitiMortgage, Inc. Das is a leader who has been able to reach count- less audiences both within and outside of Caliber. He is committed to training the next generation of business leaders, and has been a guest speaker at Harvard Business School, Columbia Business School, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and the Olin Business School at Washington Univer- sity in St. Louis. He is a regular commentator on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business and is frequently quoted by the Wall Street Journal and industry publications. He is broadly regarded as one of the principal architects in the turnaround of Citi during the peak years of the financial crisis from 2008 to 2013. During this time, he was instrumental in de- signing and successfully delivering numerous consumer programs which helped families avoid foreclosure, stay in their homes and regain their financial footing. Many of these programs ultimately were incorporated into government guidelines and today continue to support consumer's financial interests. Dana Dillard EVP CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, MR. COOPER YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 25+ I n her more than two decades of serving the mortgage industry in different capaci- ties, Dana Dillard has impacted many lives through her mentorship, volun- teerism, and championing of the American Dream of homeownership. Before joining Mr. Cooper in 2013, Dillard managed REO, Liquidations, and Community Outreach teams during the peak of the housing crisis at GMAC RESCAP. From 2008–2010, she also led outreach efforts at HOPENOW, where she traveled across the country talking to hundreds of struggling families. Dillard re- ceived the Five Star Institute's Humanitarian Award in 2009 for these efforts, and in 2018 she was a finalist for the Laurie A. Maggiano Legacy Award at the annual Five Star Con- ference. A strong advocate for positive cul- tural experiences, Dillard recently started the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Mr. Coo- per and led the founding and management of 11 employee resource teams. "This topic of gender, diversity, and race, we just don't talk about it very much," she told MReport. As a leader, Dillard combines her deep track record of success with a forward-thinking commitment to help Mr. Cooper's customers realize their dreams of homeownership. Her qualities as a spirited communicator, a collab- orative problem solver, and a results-oriented operator have helped her break problems into actionable steps where both Mr. Cooper's team members' and their customers' needs are met. These qualities have also helped her in mentoring countless female profession- als while providing the resources they need to succeed. A leader who is known for her upbeat spirit, Dillard says that leading others through change and challenging times has been the cornerstone of her success. Michael Dubeck PRESIDENT AND CEO, PLANET FINANCIAL GROUP YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 30+ M ichael Dubeck's vision for success stems from a long and successful career on Wall Street starting with First Boston (now Credit Suisse) and culminating as a managing direc- tor at Morgan Stanley. He left Wall Street to become CEO and President of Planet Finan- cial Group. At a time when many mortgage banking companies are shrinking, seeking mergers, or leaving the industry, Planet Home Lending has grown thanks to Dubeck's stra- tegic industry insight and leadership. During the past 15 months, he's launched a successful distributed retail channel, expanded the firm's renovation lending channel to new states, repositioned its 203(k) renovation division to address current real estate market challenges, and added multiple subservicing clients. He is a listener and sincerely cares how all em- ployees and business partners are affected by his decisions. He takes feedback seriously and does his best to make the necessary changes, improvements, and adjustments. Dubeck participates in the company's Adopt-a-Branch mentoring program, as do all the executive leaders at Planet, which helps him stay con- nected to front-line employees. A key facet to his leadership style is trust. Dubeck allows people to flourish and succeed by letting them "do their thing." He has confidence in the people he hires and treats everyone like part of the team. Dubeck is collaborative, inclusive, positive, and consistent. He wants to see growth and development in employees and is willing to promote those who exceed expectations. The company's stance on diversity is reflected from executive leadership through all levels of the organization.

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