Waterstone Mortgage Promotes Brian Wesselhoff to CIO


Brian Wesselhoff has been promoted to chief information officer at Waterstone Mortgage.

In his new role as CIO, Wesselhoff will lead Waterstone Mortgage’s many technology initiatives, such as hardware, servers, data center, data and voice technologies, and security measures. 

He will also oversee the management of the company’s ticketing system, which streamlines requests across various departments.

Wesselhoff joined Waterstone Mortgage in March 2018, when he was hired as the company’s IT manager.

In January 2021, he was promoted to vice president – information technology.

Wesselhoff’s most recent promotion comes on the heels of former Waterstone Mortgage CIO Tom Knapp’s retirement, which is effective at the end of the year. 

When Wesselhoff joined Waterstone Mortgage in 2018, he had more than 20 years of experience in IT management. During his tenure with the mortgage lender, he has led several large-scale initiatives and critical projects to support the company’s secure and advanced technology environment. Wesselhoff and his team also led the change to a work-from-home environment at the start of COVID-19, ensuring a seamless transition for Waterstone Mortgage employees nationwide.

Wesselhoff’s most recent accomplishments include the modernization of the corporate data center; enhancement of the new employee IT onboarding process for individuals and branches; increased reliability and uptime for all IT infrastructure systems; and more.

“Brian is a proven professional in all aspects of IT,” says Jeff McGuiness, president and CEO of Waterstone Mortgage, in a release.“In addition, he has built a strong team and developed personal and meaningful relationships with his team members and key vendor partners that comprise our IT infrastructure.”

“Brian is direct and clear in his communication and prioritizes providing a high level of reliable IT services. He has built the trust of our Waterstone Mortgage personnel by delivering results and focusing on a high level of customer service,” McGuiness adds.

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