Lisa Heitzmann Appointed Deephaven COO

Lisa Heitzmann has been appointed Chief Operating Officer at non-QM lender Deephaven Mortgage, the company announced in a press release.

“I am excited to align Deephaven’s operations to support our positive, pro-borrower culture—where everyone is always looking to say yes. It’s a pleasure to build on this approach, while making it easier for our people and partners to help creditworthy Non-QM borrowers,” said Heitzmann.

In this role, Heitzmann will oversee Deephaven’s internal underwriting, wholesale, and correspondent teams.

Heitzmann’s background includes credit, risk, compliance, quality, and production. Prior to Deephaven she was a mortgage industry consultant specializing in process assessment and optimization.

Her previous positions include Senior Vice President, Home Loans Quality and Operations at  Bank of America, and Director, Mortgage Finance Due Diligence at Wells Fargo.

“Lisa’s in-depth mortgage background, strong focus on operational improvements, and careful attention to risk and compliance management issues are just part of what make her an outstanding Deephaven leader. She has worked extensively with successful entrepreneurs and investors who are Non-QM/Non-Agency loan candidates, and has a vision for helping Deephaven to serve them like no-one else,” said John Keratsis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Deephaven.

Heitzmann holds the Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designation from the Mortgage Bankers Association.