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Juanita Russell is Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer for MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. She is responsible for all financial activities of the organization including accounting, financial planning, compliance and treasury. Juanita also works with the Board of Directors to implement strategic planning initiatives and communicates the company’s operating and financial performance goals and strategies to external shareholders. She also serves on the organization’s Management Risk Committee where she is responsible for overseeing the companies activities directed towards managing financial and operational risk.

Juanita joined MERSCORP Holdings in 1997 and assumed the post of Chief Financial Officer in October 2011. Prior to joining MERSCORP Holdings, Juanita was a Financial Analyst for Electronic Data Systems.

Juanita serves on the Advisory Board of DEILAB, a start-up innovation company in Rockville, MD, and is also committed to supporting leadership development initiatives for women and minorities. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, summa cum laude, from the University of Maryland. Juanita is a licensed CPA in the State of Maryland and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Bryan Kanefield serves as MERSCORP Holdings’ Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. In this role, he is responsible for implementing and administering a new corporate risk management framework, developing and reporting on key risk indicators, and overseeing the company’s Risk Management Committee.

Kanefield joined MERSCORP Holdings from Fannie Mae where he was most recently a member of the senior leadership team that built and managed key operational units of the Making Home Affordable Program. Prior to serving in this role, he was a director in Fannie Mae’s Divisional Risk Office, where he developed and implemented corporate-wide risk control self-assessment framework standards, implemented the company’s initial Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program, served on the leadership team that developed the corporate compliance and governance program covering records management, delegations of authority, policy and procedures, and directed divisional business recovery planning efforts. Kanefield first joined Fannie Mae in 1992, and his earlier roles were in eBusiness Marketing and Development, the Office of the Vice Chair, and Corporate Strategy and Development. He worked at Ernst & Young from 1986 to 1992, where he specialized in strategic planning and business process reengineering in the firm’s Performance Improvement Practice.

Kanefield has a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Maryland College Park, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University. He resides in Washington, DC with his wife and three children.

Bill Beckmann is President and CEO of MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.

Beckmann joins MERSCORP Holdings from Beckmann Insights, LLC, an independent consulting firm where he was president. He was formerly chairman and CEO of CitiMortgage, Inc., one of the nation’s leading originators and servicers of residential mortgages.

During his tenure at CitiMortgage, the company had four million residential mortgage customers, representing over $800 billion in serviced assets. Beckmann had responsibility for strategy, sales, operations, capital markets, and regulation/compliance. Prior to this, he was president of Citigroup’s real estate servicing and technology group, providing customer service, technology and default management services to customers of CitiMortgage, CitiFinancial and Citi’s Auto business.

From 1997 to 2003 Beckmann was the chairman and CEO of The Student Loan Corporation. He has also worked in IBM’s Corporate Strategy and Internet Marketing divisions, Citigroup’s Card Products group, and European American Bank’s strategy department in various marketing, strategy, finance and treasury roles.

Beckmann is Chairman of the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO), and serves on the Boards of Enterprise Community Partners and Enterprise Community Investments. He holds an M.S. in Management from the Stanford Sloan Program and a B.A. in Mathematical Economics from Brown University.

MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. Officers


Bill Beckmann
President, Chief Executive Officer
Bill Beckmann serves as President and CEO of MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. 

Brendon Weiss
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Brendon Weiss serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. 

Freddy Feliz
Chief Information Officer
Freddy Feliz serves as Chief Information Officer for MERSCORP Holdings, Inc.

Sharon Horstkamp
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Legislative Officer and Corporate Secretary
Sharon McGann Horstkamp serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Legislative Officer, and Corporate Secretary for MERSCORP Holdings, Inc.

Bryan Kanefield
Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Bryan Kanefield serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for MERSCORP Holdings, Inc.

Juanita Russell
Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
Juanita Russell serves as Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer for MERSCORP Holdings, Inc.

Amanda Crowley
Vice President, Internal Audit
Amanda Crowley serves as Vice President of Internal Audit for MERSCORP Holdings, Inc.

Helina Dancer
Vice President, Human Resources
Helina Dancer serves as Vice President of Human Resources for MERSCORP Holdings, Inc.

William Hultman
Vice President, Legislative Affairs
Bill Hultman serves as Vice President of Legislative Affairs for MERSCORP Holdings, Inc.

Katie Paolangeli
Vice President, eCommerce and Industry Initiatives
Katie Paolangeli serves as Vice President of eCommerce and Industry Initiatives for MERSCORP Holdings, Inc.

Robert Jefferson
Associate Corporate Secretary
Rob Jefferson serves as Associate Corporate Secretary for MERSCORP Holdings, Inc.


 

Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Officers


Bill Beckmann
President and CEO
Bill Beckmann serves as President and CEO of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.

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

Sharon Horstkamp
Corporate Secretary
Sharon McGann Horstkamp serves as Corporate Secretary for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.

Juanita Russell
Treasurer
Juanita Russell serves as Treasurer for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.

Robert Jefferson
Associate Secretary
Rob Jefferson serves as Associate Secretary for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.

Timothy Renner
Associate Secretary
Tim Renner serves as Associate Secretary for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.

  • 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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