Melinda Wilner has been promoted to the new position of chief operating officer (COO) at United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing wholesale lenders.
Previously, Wilner served as executive vice president of underwriting. UWM says her promotion comes as the company continues to strengthen its position as the country's premier wholesale lender and as an advocate of independent mortgage brokers.
As COO, Wilner will lead all company operations and oversee more than 500 team members in UWM's underwriting, closing and technology teams. She will streamline operations to make lending easier for mortgage brokers and borrowers in all 50 states.
The creation of the COO position follows UWM's implementation of a chief people officer position and chief digital officer position within the past two years.