BlackFin Group Taps Industry Veteran Luana Slettedahl as a Principal


Luana Slettedahl has joined BlackFin Group, a management consulting firm serving the banking and mortgage industries, as a principal.

Slettedahl has 40 years of diversified experience in capital markets, mortgage servicing rights, GSE and Ginnie Mae relationship management and seller/servicer requirements. She previously worked for Acorn Mortgage Consulting, where she served as president.

Prior to that she served as the manager of loan securitization, post closing, investor and agency eligibility for Colorado Housing and Finance Authority.

Before that she was senior vice-president and senior transaction manager for Phoenix Capital and senior vice-president of secondary marketing, in addition to various operations oversight roles, at HomeAmerican Mortgage Corp.

She started her career at Security Pacific Mortgage Corp., where she was eventually promoted to vice president of trading.

Slettedahl’s background is extensive and includes developing loan pricing models, hedging strategies for multiple product types, best execution analysis, as well as layering of best execution with the value of the MSR asset. Her strength in capital markets includes investor contract negotiation, product implementation, loan securitization on a loan production volume of up to $3.5 billion.  

“I am so pleased to have Luana on our team,” says Keith Kemph, CEO of BlackFin Group, in a release. “I don’t know anyone else in the industry that has the depth and breadth of experience that she brings, especially when it comes to Capital Markets, the GSEs and Ginnie Mae. She brings a new level of consulting expertise to BlackFin at a time when the industry desperately needs what she knows.”

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