HousingWire Announces the 2022 Finance Leaders- Ruoff Mortgage Jeff Cassetta Named

May 03, 2022

Hannah McKenna

(May 2, 2022) –HousingWire announced the winners of the 2022 Finance Leaders awards, honoring the top finance executives who are driving financial performance, expanding margins, improving liquidity and helping their businesses access the capital markets. Jeff Cassetta, EVP, Chief Capital Markets Officer for Ruoff Mortgage, was among those named.

“When we launched the Finance Leaders award in 2021, HousingWire sought to recognize the forward-thinking finance executives who contributed to their organizations’ financial growth and strategic missions despite the challenges of the pandemic,” said Clayton Collins, CEO of HW Media. "We never anticipated the volatile mortgage rate environment, supply and demand imbalances and overall market challenges that housing executives have endured over the last twelve months. HousingWire Finance Leaders are truly masters at managing liquidity, executing M&A and strategic deals and developing impenetrable balance sheets to position their businesses for enduring success."

The Finance Leaders are selected by HousingWire’s Selection Committee based on their professional achievements within their organizations, contributions to the overall housing economy, client impact and personal success.

Cassetta has skillfully executed the incredible financial growth of Ruoff Mortgage for the better part of a decade. With 25+ years of expertise in Capital Markets, he is adept at increasing profitability while navigating Ruoff’s exponential presence in the mortgage industry.

“Jeff Cassetta’s insight and judgment of the market, at all differing periods of volatility and stability, coupled with his best execution practices, allows us to generate the more profitability while providing a seamless and pleasurable mortgage experience to the consumer,” said Mark Music, Ruoff Mortgage Owner, President and CEO.

“These formidable finance executives are made up of strategic leaders who are paving the way for the future of housing finance at a pivotal time in the housing market,” HousingWire Editor and Chief Sarah Wheeler said. “Not only are this year’s honorees balancing budgets and driving growth, they’re also teachers and mentors who are working across organizational boundaries, influencing team members and encouraging excellence throughout their organizations.”

The 2022 Finance Leaders list:

Aamer Abdullah

Amber Adil

Eduardo Arreaga

Brooke Carillo

Jeff Cassetta

William Chang

Kent Cheng

Mike Clear

Ravi Correa

Victoria DeLuce

Lisa Esia

Neil Fenton

Brian Gilpin

Marc Greenberg

Chryssa Halley

Michael Jones

Roisin Lakings

Oscar Laud

Patrick McClymont

Susan Mello

Michael Modell

Julie Nelson

Eli Novey

Conor O'Donoghue

Joseph Ottomanelli

Joseph Peterson

Eric Pretzlaff

Kevin Ryan

Suk Shah

Stacie Shirley

Charlotte Simonelli

Chris Staub

Maksim Stavinsky

Bob Telles

Bryan Thompson

Andrew Vassallo

David Wallace

Carrie Wheeler

Matt Wright

Sun Yee

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About Ruoff Mortgage:

Ruoff Mortgage is a full-service residential mortgage company with 70+ locations throughout the Midwest and originates in 45 states through their online consumer direct division. They have been ranked on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America list for eight consecutive years and have appeared in the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America and Top Mortgage Employer lists by several industry publications. Ruoff Mortgage has a 98.2% customer satisfaction rating, as compiled by CX leader, Customerville.

About HW Media

HW Media is the leading digital community for mortgage, real estate and fintech professionals to engage, learn and access the information they need to support decision making and business growth. Aligned with our mission to Move Markets Forward, we publish daily news and content through each of our core publishing brands including HousingWire, RealTrends, and Reverse

Mortgage Daily and FinLedger. HW Media is based in Dallas, TX with team members across the country.

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