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Michael Forester

Michael Forester

Managing Director & Co-Founder

Mike has spent nearly 30 years in the mortgage and financial services industries. Prior to co-founding CrossCheck, he was associated with The Prieston Group, a firm he helped launch that provides fraud prevention, and indemnification services to the mortgage industry.

Prior to joining The Prieston Group, he spent 16 years with Household International. During his career with Household, he served in a variety of positions, including national sales director of Household’s correspondent mortgage business and chief financial officer of Household’s consumer finance business, Household Finance. Mike began his professional career with the accounting firm of Ernst & Young and is a Certified Public Accountant.

He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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Restrictions on banks’ ability to hold MSRs due to Basel III have opened the flood gate of servicing rights moving from banks to non-banks in significant numbers. Add to this the already hostile regulatory environment and it’s no wonder servicers are seeing increased scrutiny of servicing work around transfers. This expert panel will review the key steps required to smoothly onboard mortgage servicing transfers, as well as look at the common challenges and how best to navigate today’s...