MAXEX, the first digital mortgage exchange for buying and selling residential loans through a single clearinghouse, announced today the addition of Lesley Goldwasser to the company’s board of directors.
MAXEX’s exchange continues to achieve momentum in becoming the industry standard for buying and selling loans in the U.S. non-agency mortgage market. The company recently announced a strategic investment from J.P. Morgan, the first in a new consortium model designed to further accelerate broad adoption among leading mortgage buyers. Goldwasser, a leader in driving growth and standardization in structured finance markets around the world, had been an investor in MAXEX for several years and has served as an important advisor to the company since its launch in 2016.
Goldwasser is currently a Managing Partner at GreensLedge, a structured credit markets investment bank. Prior to joining GreensLedge, she led the Global Hedge Fund Strategic Services unit at Credit Suisse Group AG. Before that, she was co-head of Global Debt and Equity Capital Markets at Bear Stearns, with responsibility for Global Structured Products.
“Lesley has been an important partner in the execution of MAXEX’s vision from the beginning,” said MAXEX Chairman and CEO Tom Pearce. “Her deep expertise and relationships in the structured credit markets has played a pivotal role in leading the non-agency mortgage community towards standardization through MAXEX. We are thrilled to have her now officially join our team as a member of our board.”
“MAXEX has made important strides in increasing standardization, liquidity and transparency in the world’s largest and most complex credit market,” Goldwasser said. “I’m thrilled to join the board as we enter this important chapter of growth.”
Goldwasser joins a world class team of directors and advisors that also includes digital banking pioneer Blythe Masters, former White House housing policy advisor Jim Parrott, and former Bear Stearns senior executive and current MarketAxess board director Steven Begleiter.