UWM Holding Corp., the indirect parent of United Wholesale Mortgage based in Pontiac, announced Blake Kolo has been named head of investor relations in addition to his current position as chief business officer.
Kolo will assume responsibilities for investor relations, which were previously held by Matt Roslin. Roslin will remain active in all parts of the business but will focus heavily on his role as executive vice president of compliance and legal affairs at UWM.
“Blake has a very diverse background and has been involved in many different industries through many cycles,” says Mat Ishbia, chairman and CEO of UWM. “His seasoned financial background, insight and relationship-driven mindset will be an essential component in our continued growth, strategy and financial performance of the business.
“Blake’s sound judgment and deep expertise helped guide UWM through one of our most significant growth periods as well as taking UWM public. I look forward to Blake sharing our growth story to all our partners and investors.”
In his new role, Kolo will continue to oversee UWM’s mortgage funding operation and mortgage servicing rights activity, while also working to form and maintain relationships with investors and analysts around the nation.
His more than 15 years of experience in the financial industry will allow him to ensure stakeholders are accurately informed of UWM’s business model, financial performance, and long-term strategies.
Kolo joined UWM in 2019 as the company’s CBO where he focuses on the management of UWM’s mortgage funding operation, private label securitization shelf, and mortgage servicing rights activity.