About Us

Rick Glass is a leading expert in executive search for the mortgage industry and has over 20 years of experience in solving talent acquisition needs for industry leaders, placing  hundreds of highly qualified senior executives into management positions with lenders, servicers and investors. His exclusive focus on C-level and senior executive searches in the mortgage industry, combined with a 96% placement rate and a 96% retention rate, distinguish Rick among his peers.

Rick is an active member of the mortgage industry.  He is a published author and frequent speaker at industry events for organizations such as the Mortgage Bankers Association.  His industry research has been featured in Mortgage Banking magazine and published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Raised in the San Francisco Bay area, Rick earned his Bachelor’s Degree from St. Mary’s College and his MBA in Real Estate Finance at Golden Gate University.  He is a lifelong athlete and competed on the U.S. Boxing Team, an experience he credits for traits he applies every day to his work: “In that competitive and unforgiving environment, obsessive preparation, focus, intensity and an uncompromising determination are the touchstones for success.  I bring those attributes to every search I undertake for my clients.”

Meet Rick

Sample Executive Placements

Top 5 mortgage servicer and

  • SVP Default Ops
  • Director Risk Modeling
  • Senior Director Default
  • VP Command Center
  • Director Collections Loss Mitigation

Prominent mortgage banker sponsored by top 3 private equity firm

  • Senior Vice President Loan Servicing
  • MSP Trainer
  • Vice President Loss Mitigation

Industry-leading special servicing platform and Wall Street leader

  • SVP Enterprise Project Management Officer
  • Vice President Portfolio Manager
  • Vice President Loss Mitigation

Top 10 mortgage banker

  • EVP Chief Risk Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • EVP Chief Servicing Officer
  • EVP Finance
  • SVP Production
  • SVP Post Closing
  • SVP Default
  • SVP Bankruptcy & Foreclosure
  • SVP Loan Administration
  • VP Foreclosure

$125 billion top 10 servicing platform

  • SVP Bankruptcy and Foreclosure
  • FVP Investor Accounting
  • FVP Risk Management

$40 billion special servicing platform

  • Chief Servicing Officer
  • Senior Vice President, Default Operations
  • Nation’s Leading Asset Disposition Company
  • Vice President, Loss Mitigation
  • Director Litigation

Other Mortgage Industry Leaders

  • President, National Third Party Origination
  • National Third Party Origination, Chief Operations Officer
  • Senior Vice President, Secondary Marketing
  • Loan Processing Group Executive
  • President, Mortgage Originations & Corporate Technology

Industry Leadership

Rick has been a familiar speaker and moderator at industry events for almost 20 years. His impressive list of appearances include:

MBA Accounting & Financial Management Conference

“Developing Your Career as a Finance Professional in the Mortgage Industry”
November 2014, New Orleans, LA

MBA Annual National Servicing Conference

“Post Crisis Mortgage Servicing; A Seismic Shift”
February 2013, Dallas, TX

Source Media/National Mortgage News, 5th Annual Mortgage Servicing Conference

“Finding Opportunity & Despite the Storm”
Executive roundtable session, April2011, Dallas TX

Source Media/National Mortgage News, 4th Annual Mortgage Servicing Conference

“The Future of Loan Servicing”
Executive roundtable session, April 2010, Dallas TX

MBA Annual National Mortgage Servicing Conference

“Challenges and Opportunities for Special Servicers”
February 2010,San Diego CA

MBA National Mortgage Servicing Conference

“Special Servicer Dynamics”
February 2009, Tampa, FL

Source Media 2nd Annual Subprime Symposium Conference

“Weathering the Storm: How to Reposition Your Servicing Platform to Succeed in Today’s Environment”
April 2008, Dallas TX

Source Media Annual Subprime Symposium Conference

“Leading Mortgage Servicers Through Turbulent Times”
May, 2007, Las Vegas, NV

Source Media Annual Subprime Symposium Conference

Moderated keynote “What’s Next? As Servicers Get Ready for the Reset Wave”
May, 2006, Las Vegas, NV

MBA National Mortgage Servicing Conference

“Repositioning Nonprime Servicing”
February 2006 Phoenix, AZ

Source Media Subprime Symposium Conference

“Leadership Challenges Beyond the Boom”
November 2005 Miami, FL

Source Media 2nd Annual Subprime Symposium Conference

“Strategies for success in 2005 and beyond”
May 2005 Las Vegas, NV

MBA National Mortgage Servicing Conference

“New Horizons for Nonprime Servicing”
February 2005 Orlando, FL

MBA National Mortgage Servicing Conference

“As the landscape in non-prime mortgage servicing sector dramatically shifts, how are industry leaders engineering quality and driving value”
February2004 San Diego, CA

MBA National Secondary Marketing Conference

“Survival strategies of the industry leaders as the lines between prime and non prime mortgage banking blur”
April 2003 New York, NY

Management Recruiters International Annual CSAM Leadership Conference

Featured speaker “Best Practices Search and Selection”
March 2003 New Orleans, LA

HILA Annual Conference

Featured speaker, “Best Practices Search, Selection, Retention”
February 2001 Palm Springs, CA

MBA Annual Nonconforming Mortgage Conference

Panelist:“Survival Techniques of Industry Leaders”
January, 1999 New Orleans, LA

MBA Annual Convention, Panelist

“Staying ahead in wholesale lending”
October, 1998 Chicago, IL

MBA National Human Resource Conference

Featured speaker “Incentive Plan Design”
April, 1998 Orlando, FL


Rick’s thought leadership and research in mortgage banking has been utilized by prestigious institutions in their work, including:

National Bureau of Economic Research

Paul M. Montrone, Professor of Finance and Economics, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University

Joseph R. Mason, Assistant Professor of Finance, Drexel University