Ketan Parekh is President of Ventana Home Mortgage and a Partner and Managing Member of Window Rock Capital Partners. Mr. Parekh has over twenty (22) years of experience in residential structured products, mortgage- and real estate-banking. He was previously a Managing Director at Premium Point Investments and Executive Vice President of its subsidiary, WinWater Home Mortgage. Ketan was in charge of WinWater’s residential whole loan conduit. With over 100 approved correspondents and a staff of 15. Mr. Parekh also provided assistance on residential whole loan strategies for Premium Point funds. Prior to joining the firm, he was Director was with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for eight years in various senior roles including disposition of NPLs and REOs, as well as provided securitization and mortgage lending solutions for originators and owners of residential mortgage loans including leading the SFR lending business. Prior to Bank of America, Ketan was at UBS, co-heading the mortgage- and asset-backed banking group and Ameriquest Mortgage Company as the head of capital markets. Ketan also worked at KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Parekh holds a Bachelors of Business and Administration in Accounting and Finance from James Madison University.
Mr. Cardon is a Managing Director of Ventana Home Mortgage and CEO of Window Rock Capital Partners. Mr. Cardon has over 15 years of credit and real estate related experience across firms including The Cardon Family Office and CapitalSource. Mr. Cardon provides thoughtful leadership and strategy direction. In 2015, Mr. Cardon was instrumental in launching Ventana Home Mortgage, a wholly owned subsidiary of Window Rock Capital Partners. Mr. Cardon holds a B.A. in history from Columbia University where he was a merit scholar.
Mr. Kohout has over thirty (30) years of related experience. Prior to joining Ventana Home Mortgage, Mr. Kohout worked at as Director, Head of Residential Credit at WinWater Mortgage LLC. He also worked at Arbor Capital Management as a Senior Vice President in the Credit/Asset Management group. Prior to Arbor Capital, Mr. Kohout worked at Nomura Credit & Capital, Inc. (NCCI) as a Director and Head of Residential Credit. Before joining NCCI, Mr. Kohout held Vice President/Mortgage Capital roles at Countrywide Asset Management Corporation, Credit Based Asset Servicing and Securitization (C-Bass), and Bear, Stearns, Inc. Career highlights include tenures at Chase Home Mortgage, Chemical Bank, The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and as an Independent Management Consultant. Mr. Kohout holds a B.S. in Finance from Western New England College.
Dennis has been in the mortgage banking sales business since 1990, while most recently working for CIT Bank as VP of Correspondent Lending. Dennis previously worked with WinWater in a sales capacity where he sourced and managed clients and a pipeline that purchased more than $80 Million in 2015. He has extensive experience and positive results marketing non-bank private programs as alternatives to big banks. In his new role at Ventana, Dennis will be leading the sales function to continue to onboard existing and new correspondents to our loan aggregation platform.
Prior to joining Ventana Home Mortgage, Ms. Overton worked at WinWater Home Mortgage from 2013 to 2016 as the Pipeline Manager. From 2009 to 2013, Ms. Overton was a Senior Analyst in the Operations group at CITCO Fund Services, a hedge fund administrator. Prior to joining CITCO, Ms. Overton consulted for Auriga USA, LLC (formerly known as Xzerta USA), an institutional broker/dealer with focus on RMBS products. From 2006-2008, Ms. Overton worked as a Collateral Analyst at Terwin Advisors (dba The Winter Group), a broker/dealer that issued RMBS securities. Prior to working at Terwin Advisor, Ms. Overton worked at Oppenheimer & Co. Ms. Overton Ms Overton holds a B.A. in Economics from New York University
Mr. Arana is responsible for supporting all strategic and tactical decisions of the portfolio management group. Mr. Arana has over 9 years of professional experience in the areas of portfolio management, data analysis, statistical modeling and economic research. Prior to joining Window Rock, Mr. Arana served as Portfolio Management Associate at Hudson Advisors, the asset management arm of Lone Star Funds. Before that, Mr. Arana served as financial economist at Analysis Group, a boutique consultancy, and as Quantitative Analyst at Citigroup’s Risk Analytics desk in London. Mr. Arana holds BA/MA degrees in Economics from Northeastern University and a MFIN from Cambridge University, UK.
Ms. Gottlieb has over twenty (20) years of experience in residential lending including underwriting, due diligence, securitization, auditing, servicing and operations management. Most recently, Ms. Gottlieb was an Underwriting Consultant at Morgan Stanley in their high-net-worth home loans division. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Ms. Gottlieb was a Vice President at WinWater Home Mortgage where she managed the credit-related aspects of conduit operations including creating and maintaining jumbo loan programs and acting as point of contact for correspondents and 3rd party vendors. Prior to WinWater, Ms. Gottlieb was a Senior Underwriter at JP Morgan Chase where she underwrote Jumbo, FNMA/FHLMC and FHA loans. Prior to joining JP Morgan Chase, Ms. Gottlieb was the Due Diligence Manager at Franklin Credit Management Corp., a loan origination, acquisition, sales and servicing company. Previously, Ms. Gottlieb was a Senior Underwriter at Equity Now. Ms. Gottlieb has her FHA DE certification from Department of HUD.