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Brendon Weiss serves as Vice President of Mortgage Electronic Registrations Systems, Inc. (MERS).

Prior to joining MERS, Brendon was Co-Head of Government Affairs at Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), a leading provider of financial market infrastructure. Joining ICE as part of the 2013 acquisition of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Brendon led many of the policy initiatives important to ICE and the NYSE. In addition, he chaired an industry committee created to improve the market structure for smaller public companies and managed the NYSE Institutional Traders Advisory Committee. Prior to NYSE, Brendon worked for Porterfield, Fettig & Sears, LLC, the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), and the U.S. House of Representatives.

Brendon received a Bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University and an M.B.A from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Sharon McGann Horstkamp serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Legislative Officer, and Corporate Secretary for MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. Sharon has been with the company since 1997 and has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to defending the companies against litigation threats, with repeated success. She has displayed consistently strong leadership for the Law Department and is a vocal advocate as a member of the company’s senior leadership team. She oversees all litigation matters, as well as relationships with outside counsel, title companies and mortgage insurance companies. Sharon played a key role in gaining approval for MERS to serve as the original mortgagee as nominee for the originator of mortgage loans.

Sharon has written many articles on MERS including "Ready, Set … MERS" (Title News, July/August 1999, volume 78, Number 4); and "Chapter 13 Trustees and MERS" (NACTT Quarterly, fall issue 2005); as well as spoken on the topic of MERS to numerous audiences including the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.

Before joining MERS, Sharon was a litigator with law firms in New Jersey and Virginia. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar and the Virginia State Bar. She holds a B.A. from Albright College in Reading, PA and a law degree from the University of Richmond.

Brendon Weiss is Chief Operating Officer of MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. In this role Brendon oversees the Customer Group, the Member Services Organization and identifies new business opportunities.

Prior to joining MERSCORP Holdings, Inc., Brendon was Co-Head of Government Affairs at Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), a leading provider of financial market infrastructure. Joining ICE as part of the 2013 acquisition of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Brendon led many of the policy initiatives important to ICE and the NYSE. In addition, he chaired an industry committee created to improve the market structure for smaller public companies and managed the NYSE Institutional Traders Advisory Committee. Prior to NYSE, Brendon worked for Porterfield, Fettig & Sears, LLC, the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), and the U.S. House of Representatives.

Brendon received a Bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University and an M.B.A from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

David Goone joined the Board of Directors of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) in 2016.  Goone is Chief Strategy Officer of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and is responsible for all aspects of ICE’s product line, including futures products and capabilities for ICE’s electronic platform.  Goone also represents ICE on industry boards, including the Options Clearing Corporation, National Futures Association and the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation and is a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Global Markets Advisory Committee.  Prior to joining ICE in 2001, Goone was Managing Director and Head of Product Development and Sales at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

  • About Us

    About Us

    Today’s financial services industry depends on technological innovations to provide its customers with access to information, increased efficiency and reduced processing costs. MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. owns and operates the MERS® System, a national electronic registry system that tracks the changes in servicing rights and beneficial ownership interests in mortgage loans that are registered on the System.

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  • MERS® eRegistry

    MERS® eRegistry

    The MERS® eRegistry is essential to the eMortgage world. It is the legal system of record for identifying the Controller (holder) and Location (custodian) for the authoritative copy of a registered eNote. Lenders today are closing eNotes and selling them into the secondary market. Both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae require that Lenders register their eNotes on the MERS® eRegistry.

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  • Information for Homeowners

    Information for Homeowners

    Homeowners today want information about their mortgage loans. Some are facing financial hardship and are struggling with mortgage payments. Information and helpful resources are available. 

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  • Neighborhood Benefits

    Neighborhood Benefits

    Title agents, government agencies and others looking for information about mortgage loans registered on the MERS® System can use Servicer ID or MERS® Link. This public access is often used by local municipalities to identify the servicer responsible for maintaining vacant or abandoned property.

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  • Media Room

    Media Room

    The MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. Media Room provides press contact information and facts about the company and its subsidiary, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS). These materials are provided to help national, regional and local media better understand the companies' business model and role in the U.S. housing finance system.

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