Robert Howerton has joined Dovenmuehle Mortgage, a mortgage subservicing company, as chief information officer.
Howerton has more than 20 years of IT experience, including an expansive track record of working with cloud solutions, development, infrastructure data centers and strategic implementation of automation strategies. Most recently, he was the leader platform security engineer at IBM, where he modernized the company’s technology infrastructure and led the development and execution of an enterprise-wide IT strategy. These efforts resulted in a 30% increase in operational efficiency and a 30% reduction in infrastructure costs.
His career history also includes experience as the head of IT operations and engineering at Santander Consumer USA, vice president of infrastructure at Mr. Cooper and technology architect and global operations leader at The Kraft Heinz Company. He is currently working toward his master’s degree in biomechanics at Texas A&M University.
In his new role with Dovenmuehle, Howerton is responsible for maintaining and expanding the company’s current information technology (IT) infrastructure.
“Robert has an impressive history of information technology experience and a proven record of strategically implementing technology,” says George Mynatt, senior vice president of IT for Dovenmuehle, in a release. “Today’s tech-driven mortgage environment demands a leader of Robert’s caliber who can balance thoughtful innovation with maintaining a sound, safe and compliant operating environment.”
“I have a passion for being at the forefront of technology advancements, which has led me to work with cloud solutions, development and infrastructure data centers and appreciate the art of automation,” Howerton says. “Implementing these systems for organizational benefits across the board is extremely rewarding. I’m pleased to join the team and eager to contribute to Dovenmuehle’s mission of delivering best-in-class mortgage servicing.”