ALAW today announced further implementation of its national expansion plans with the addition of servicing technology veteran and Florida lawyer, Gregory Whitworth, Esq. to the ranks as National Managing Partner of the Firm.
“Over the past 20 years since studying with Greg at Emory University School of Law, I have experienced first-hand his in-depth legal knowledge, his development as a leader in national mortgage technology strategy and in developing the keen understanding of the industry’s participants,” said ALAW CEO, James Albertelli, Esq. “To have one of the best attorneys I know coupled with his particular expertise join our already strong team is a HUGE win for the firm. I have tremendous confidence in Greg’s ability to align our strategic foundation of people and technology with industry-leading operational practices to drive and extend the next evolution of ALAW’s market leadership.”
Whitworth most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Servicing Solutions for ServiceLink, FNF’s National Lender Platform (NYSE FNF). There Greg’s primary focus was on the development of default and servicing business strategy, including the continual advancement of FNF technology and data analytics businesses.
Prior to joining ServiceLink, Greg served as executive managing director of LPS Servicing Solutions where he held P&L responsibility for the overall mortgage servicing technology business, including MSP, representing more than $500 million in revenue. Mr. Whitworth was also the driving force behind supply chain modernization within the mortgage servicing industry and oversaw the creation and implementation of the enterprise workflow management tool, LPSDesktop.
During his lengthy tenure with the Fidelity family of companies, Greg developed and managed a series of technology and data businesses, including Applied Analytics, Fidelity National Tax Services, National Flood Solutions, Watterson Prime, the Capital Markets division, McDash Analytics, Applied Financial Technologies, Valuation Solutions, Hansen Quality and the Public Records companies. Prior to the LPS spin from FNF, Greg also served in the National Default Solutions area managing the Foreclosure and Bankruptcy outsourcing operations. As a member of the Default Solutions senior executive team, he oversaw the industry’s largest default outsource which was critical to the success of the LPS leveraged default solutions business strategy. During his tenure, Default Solutions revenues grew from $40 million in 2001 to over $1.4 billion in 2008.
Greg began his mortgage servicing career with Ocwen Financial as house counsel managing litigation, but quickly moved into the business line managing the default Timeline operations groups. During this time, Greg was the first executive to propose and develop a solution that monetized vendor activities (Default Services Inc. “DSI”). This group served as the genesis of the now prevalent model of leveraging revenue opportunities through direct services sold back to the loan servicing division.
“I am excited to join a firm that combines two components that have been key to my success: a client-centric focus on the needs of its clients and a commitment to developing the next generation of technology and innovative solutions necessary to prosper in today’s dynamic mortgage environment,” said Whitworth.
Mr. Whitworth also previously served as Sr. Vice President and Director of Strategic Services with First Union Bank, Vice President & Associate General Counsel with Ocwen Financial and as an associate with Proskauer Rose in the firm’s complex commercial litigation division. Prior to pursuing his legal career, Mr. Whitworth honorably served in the US Army as a Military Policeman.