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A 35-year industry veteran, Lennar Mortgage President Laura Escobar has been a leader in both bank-owned and independent mortgage companies, overseeing all aspects of mortgage banking.

Laura is passionate about “Paying It Forward”. She exemplifies giving back through her involvement in her local South Florida community, as well as her volunteer work and support of organizations such as Women of Tomorrow and United Way’s Women United chapter. As a licensed mental health counselor, she devotes much of her time to understanding and uplifting underserved women and minorities within her community.

Get to Know Laura

2002: Joined Lennar Mortgage as a Branch Manager

2004: Promoted to Senior Vice President managing the Eastern Region

2016: Became Executive Vice President, overseeing operations and production of the Builder Division

2018: Took on her current role as Lennar Mortgage’s President

  • 2024 Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Chair-Elect
  • 2023 Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Vice Chair
  • MBA Board of Directors
  • Fannie Mae AHAC
  • MBA Open Doors Foundation
  • ICE Advisory Board
  • MORPAC Steering Committee
  • NAMMBA Visionary Ambassador



Chief Information Officer

As the Chief Information Officer at Lennar Financial Services, Tom Moreno leads Lennar Mortgage’s success in a digital world with over 30 years of Information Technology experience.

Working closely with our senior management in production and operations, Tom leads the way in developing digital lending platform standards for our industry. He's developed a comprehensive technology strategy that benefits Customers, Associates and stakeholders alike. When he’s not pioneering new mortgage technologies, New York native Tom enjoys traveling with his wife and four boys. You’ll often find him outdoors – day sailing, biking, or enjoying a game of golf or tennis.

Get to Know Tom

1999: Became the Senior Vice President of Technology at

2005: Joined Lennar Mortgage as Chief Information Officer

2018: Promoted to his current role as Chief Information Officer at Lennar Financial Services

  • 2021 Tech Trendsetter Award
  • 2019 Lennar Chairman’s Award
  • 2017 ICE Mortgage Technology Best Implementation Award
  • Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Advisory Board Member
  • MBA Residential Technology Forum Member
  • South Florida CIO Member



Chief Risk and Legal Officer

With 24 years of legal experience, Chief Risk and Legal Officer Patti Dietz has in-house expertise providing practical, business-forward advice in numerous areas.

Spending most of her career as an in-house attorney, Patti’s knowledge covers corporate governance, regulatory compliance, transactions, risk management and litigation oversight. In both her professional and personal life, Patti is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion. Driven to give opportunities to those with diverse backgrounds and opinions, she’s focused her volunteer efforts on Dress of Success skills training and student mentorships. Patti’s passion has been an invigorating force in Lennar’s Fair Housing and Fair Lending efforts.

Get to Know Patti

1999: Began her career as an Associate at Greenberg Traurig

2005: Started as a Director of Legal Services at eFunds (now a part of Fidelity National Information Services)

2008: Joined GE Capital, Franchise Finance as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer

2014: Moved to American Residential Properties as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

2017: Accepted a position at CalAtlantic Homes as Associate General Counsel, Financial Services

2018: Joined Lennar Mortgage as Chief Risk and Legal Officer as part of a merger between Lennar and CalAtlantic Homes

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Arizona Asian American Bar Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America
  • TransUnion Mortgage Advisory Board Member
  • Dress for Success Career Mentor
  • Mock Trial Coach
  • Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA)
  • Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)



Executive Vice President, Operations

With a 30-year background in mortgage and investment banking, Executive Vice President of Operations Maria Fregosi strategically directs our operations, finance, credit and capital market functions.

Maria joined Lennar Mortgage in 2023 following a successful IPO and public debt offering of Homepoint, a company she helped found. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Maria received a Master’s in Business Administration from the Simon School at the University of Rochester and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics from SUNY Buffalo State. Currently living in sunny Boca Raton, FL, she spends her spare time SCUBA diving for tropical fish with her husband and son.

Get to Know Maria

2000s:  Served as Executive Vice President of ABN AMRO Mortgage

2014: Joined Hamilton Group Funding as Chief Capital Market Officer

2015: Served as Chief Capital Markets Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer as a founding executive of Homepoint

2023: Joined Lennar Mortgage as Executive Vice President of Operations, overseeing operations, secondary marketing and finance

  • 2021 HousingWire Finance Leader
  • 2019 Women with Vision Award
  • 2002 European Deal of the Year Winner
  • Board member and Audit Chair, Interlink Electronics
  • FHLMC Advisory Board



Executive Vice President, Production

With 20 years tenure guiding teams to industry-leading achievements, Executive Vice President of Production David Todd brings a track record of success to his role leading our sales organization nationally.

David is passionate about caring for our Customers, developing our Associates and improving the communities we serve.

Get to Know David

2003: Joined the Lennar family of companies as a Loan Officer for Northwest Mortgage Alliance

2009: Promoted to President of Northwest Mortgage Alliance

2014: Joined Lennar Mortgage’s Builder Division as Division Manager

2017: Elevated to Senior Vice President and Regional Manager in the Southeast Region

2018: Began his current role as Executive Vice President of Production for the Builder Division

  • MBA Residential Loan Production Committee
  • MORPAC Steering Committee
  • Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA)
  • Habitat for Humanity Volunteer
  • Metropolitan Ministries Volunteer



Executive Vice President, Production

Executive Vice President of Production Karen Klemcke joined Lennar Mortgage with 27 years of experience working alongside the nation’s largest homebuilders, developing her skills for results-driven leadership and adaptable problem solving. 

Her track record of shifting strategies based on market changes is made possible by investing in the people she leads. Her vast knowledge of our industry and passion for developing our Associates helps us continuously improve our Customer experience. 

Get to Know Karen

1997: Began as a Loan Processor at a national homebuilder 

1999: Became a Mortgage Loan Originator 

2000: Promoted to Operations Manager  

2004: Elevated to Division Manager 

2007: Became Assistant Vice President, overseeing internal departments 

2014: Promoted to Vice President, Regional Manager 

2022: Promoted to Senior Vice President, Region President 

2024: Joined the Lennar Mortgage family as Executive Vice President of Production 

  • Texas Mortgage Bankers Association Board of Director 

  • TMBA, Certified Mortgage Leader 


  • MBA Mortgage Action Alliance State Champion 

  • TMBA Annual Convention 2024 Co-Chair 

  • TMBA Education Symposium 2022 Co-Chair 

  • TMBA Advocacy Day Team Lead 

  • Mortgage Women Magazine 2022 Mortgage Star 




Senior Vice President, Secondary Marketing

An industry veteran with 38 years of experience, Senior Vice President of Secondary Marketing Doug Cropsey oversees a variety of functions from pricing to post-closing.

Working in Capital Markets since 1991, Doug’s background and big-picture perspective are key in creating the world’s simplest path to homeownership for Lennar’s Customers. His responsibilities include products, pricing, investor relations, interest rate risk management, trading and post-closing.

Get to Know Doug

1991: Started at Mid-Island Mortgage as Vice President of Secondary Marketing

2000: Became Vice President of Secondary Marketing at Market Street Mortgage

2007: Joined Lennar Mortgage as Vice President of Secondary Marketing

2013: Promoted to Senior Vice President of Secondary Marketing

  • Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA)
  • Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Capital Markets Committee
  • MBA Open Doors Foundation



Senior Vice President, Operations

As Senior Vice President of Operations, Doug Calabrese leads our mortgage fulfillment operations with 15 years of leadership experience focused on technology-driven efficiency.

Doug has a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Florida and a Bachelor’s of Science in Finances from the University of South Florida. In his personal life, Doug enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, and golfing. Doug has been an active member within the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) on both the national and local level.

Get to Know Doug

2005: Started at Terrace Mortgage Company as a Mortgage Underwriter

2006: Promoted to Vice President, Regional Operations Manager at Terrace Mortgage Company

2013: Joined Universal American Mortgage Company (UAMC), as Vice President, Processing Center Manager

2017: Promoted to Senior Vice President, National Center Manager after UAMC rebranded to Lennar Mortgage

2021: Promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations

  • 2010-2012 Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) of Tampa Bay Treasurer
  • 2010 National Mortgage Professional Magazine’s 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professional Under 40
  • Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA)



Vice President, Human Resources

As Vice President of Human Resources for Lennar Financial Services, Melissa Montgomery leads our efforts in creating an exceptional workplace environment and developing our Associates.

An accomplished HR and business leader, Melissa joined us in 2023 with a commitment to build high-performing teams through planning, insights and direction. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Human Resource Management from California State University, Bakersfield.  When she isn't at work, Melissa enjoys collecting posters from National Park visits with her family.

Get to Know Melissa

2005: Spent 10 years in Human Resources and Operations roles, including Regional HR Manager and Director of Distribution, at Target

2015: Joined Southeastern Grocers to lead the Human Resources and Recruiting teams

2019: Started as a Head of Talent Acquisition at Wayfair

2023: Began at Lennar Financial Services as Vice President of Human Resources

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • HR Miami

Join Our Team!

With a meaningful mission, rewarding benefits and exciting growth opportunities, our team is creating the world’ simplest path to homeownership together.

We’re always looking for top-notch professionals to support our mission. Browse our current openings to see if one is right for you!

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