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JPMorgan Chase Names New CEO of Mortgage Banking

Mike Weinbach

Mike Weinbach

Mike Weinbach, currently the CEO of Mortgage Servicing with JPMorgan Chase, has been named Chase’s new CEO of Mortgage Banking, the bank confirmed on Wednesday afternoon.

Weinbach has been with JPMorgan Chase for 12 years and served in a number of roles, including positions with Consumer Banking, Business Banking, Auto, and Mortgage. For the past two years, he has served as CEO of Mortgage Servicing with Chase.

“He’s been successful in every capacity—he’s run sales, been a CFO, and managed large business roles,” said Gordon Smith, CEO of Consumer and Community Banking (CCB) with JPMorgan Chase. “And he’s done a fantastic job leading the tough business of Mortgage Servicing. We know he will continue to do well executing our strategy in Mortgage Banking.”

Weinbach will be replacing Kevin Watters as CEO of Mortgage Banking with JPMorgan Chase. Watters, who has been with JPMorgan Chase since 1999, will replace Eileen Serra as CEO of Card Services with the bank. Serra is stepping down from her role as CEO of Card Services to become an adviser to JPMorgan Chase.

The transitions will all occur in January. Weinbach will announce his successor as CEO of Mortgage Servicing in the coming weeks, according to JPMorgan Chase.

Kevin Watters

Kevin Watters

The bank’s Q3 earnings report indicated $32 billion in revenue year-to-date in 2015 through the end of September.

“I’m proud of the progress we have made developing top leaders at CCB and the disciplined process we have built around succession for key roles,” Smith said. “These moves are all the result of thoughtful development plans for our leadership team. People often have questions when leadership changes, but having known, experienced leaders take over top jobs at CCB is a sign of the strength of talent we have at JPMorgan Chase. Eileen, Kevin and Mike are three of our best, and I’m pleased that they are making moves they are all excited about.”

About Author: Brian Honea

Brian Honea's writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master's degree from Amberton University in Garland.

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