Cenlar Promotes Four VPs, One Director

Cenlar FSB has promoted four of its leaders to Vice President and one to Director, the subservicer announced in a press release.

Jonathan Lobb has been named Director of Investor Relations, a position that partners with the company’s Investor Relations Officer to manage Cenlar’s agency investors and ratings agencies. He is an attorney who represented mortgage lenders and servicers in foreclosure before joining Cenlar in 2020.

Shanth Anathuni has been named VP of Digital Transformation from his current role of Director of Information Technology. He joined Cenlar in 2016 and was promoted through the ranks from his starting point as a Solutions Architect.

Ananthuni will lead automation efforts and digital program strategy. He brings more than two decades of tech specialization and leadership to the role. Before Cenlar, he worked for Bank of America/Merrill Lynch as a Digital Program Manager and Strategist.

Dana Cifelli has been promoted to VP of Internal Communications from her position leading the Contact Center Communications. She joined Cenlar in 2021, having previously worked in multiple leadership positions at Verizon. Cifelli has more than 15 years of experience in strategic marketing and communications.

In her new position, Cifelli will head all internal communication plans and activities across Cenlar, as well as develop vision and strategy for the company’s internal branding.

David Drakesmith will take on the role of VP of Information Technology, partnering with business stakeholders to provide reporting and analytics for operational, financial and program performance for loan servicing.

He has spent more than two decades in the mortgage banking and financial services worlds, joining Cenlar from CitiMortgage, where he held multiple high-level leadership roles.

Bernadette Felix will also take the title of VP of Information Technology, having joined the company in 2021 as Director of Information Technology. She will continue leading the Servicing Systems team.

Felix has worked in mortgage banking for nearly four decades, having held leadership positions in IT at Ocwen Financial, GMAC ResCap, and GMAC Mortgage Corp.

“Congratulations to this team on their very well-deserved promotions,” Chief Administrative Officer Glen Vilim said.

“You all exemplify the best of our company and continue to deliver the most exceptional service to both our internal and external stakeholders.”

Cenlar FSB is the largest subservicer in the U.S., working in all states and territories. It is an employee-owned company of about 3,000 employees. The company is headquartered in Ewing, NJ.

The company saw big changes in leadership in 2023, also having a new CTOnew CEO, and new VP Of Loan Operations, Escrow.