Managing Director - Secondary & Capital Markets
Katie Eichten is the Managing Director of BlackFin Groups Mortgage Lending, Secondary Markets Practice. Prior to BlackFin Group Katie was the SVP of Capital Markets at LendingHome, one of the nation’s leading FinTech lenders, from 2014 to mid-2018. Eichten was responsible for overseeing all facets of Capital Markets for the Consumer Mortgage division. During this time, she was also tapped to be the SVP and GM of the Consumer Mortgage division and was responsible for the tech build out of the lending platform, lead gen, pricing, sales efforts and loan origination. Under her leadership, LendingHome was the first FinTech firm to obtain FNMA lender approval. Previously, Katie was the SVP of Capital Markets for Western Bancorp which included overseeing Risk and QC. Prior to joining Western Bancorp, Katie spent 20 years in various leadership roles within the financial services industry. From 2003 through 2008, Ms. Eichten was a Founder and EVP of LownHome Financial Holdings LLC, a wholesale mortgage lending start-up funded by Goldman Sachs and two New York based hedge funds. From 1999 through 2003, Katie was the EVP Capital Markets and Operations for First Franklin Financial Corporation, one of the nation’s top wholesale mortgage origination entities. Ms. Eichten held various positions during her tenure at First Franklin from 1986 through 2003, including Vice President Capital Markets, and Operations. Ms. Eichten holds a BSC from Santa Clara University with a double major in Finance and Marketing.