BSI Financial Services says Harold Lewis has been hired as president and chief operating officer (COO). In this newly created position, Lewis will be responsible for scaling BSI Financial’s platform and delivering value to its customers through the combination of improved operational efficiency, reduced risks and technology advancements.
Before joining BSI Financial, Lewis served as president and COO of Nationstar Mortgage, where he led the growth of the company’s servicing portfolio from $30 billion to $400 billion and its mortgage origination portfolio from $1.8 billion to $25 billion.
Prior to Nationstar, Lewis acted as COO at CitiMortgage, COO of residential real estate at Fannie Mae, president of NationsCredit for Bank of America/Barnett Bank and COO of Resource Bancshares Mortgage Group. Most recently, he served as a senior advisor at McKinsey & Company.
“I am pleased to have Harold join our management team as president and COO, taking over responsibility for the management of all operational aspects of our platform,” says Larry Goldstone, BSI Financial’s president of capital markets and lending. “As we look ahead, our growth plans and aspirations require a person with Harold’s talent and experience and will ensure our collective success.”
BSI Financial also announced the appointment of Brett Behrens to head of agency servicing. He will report directly to Lewis.
Behrens has more than 33 years of financial services experience, including over 20 years in servicing management. Most recently, he was a business development executive with Aspen Capital, a private equity firm specializing in the acquisition and servicing of residential and commercial real estate loans. Behrens has also held management positions at Calmco Servicing, Wilshire Credit Corporation/Seterus, Wealthbridge Mortgage Corporation and FCI Lender Services.