JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) announced today that Kevin Watters would be named CEO of Mortgage Banking. Watters previously ran Mortgage Origination and led the Customer Experience across Mortgage Banking. He’s been with Chase and its predecessor firms for 13 years.
About ChaseChase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.3 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Chase serves more than 50 million consumers and small businesses through more than 5,500 bank branches, 18,000 ATMs, mortgage offices, and online and mobile banking as well as through relationships with auto dealerships. More information about Chase is available at www.chase.com. External Bio Kevin Watters Chief Executive Officer, Mortgage Banking, Chase Kevin Watters is the Chief Executive Officer of Mortgage Banking at Chase. He serves on the Consumer & Community Banking Leadership team and reports to Gordon Smith, co-CEO of CCB. Chase is one of the largest U.S. providers of banking, lending, treasury, wealth management and investment services. Chase serves 50 million customers, including consumers, small businesses, mid-size companies, corporations, financial institutions, nonprofits and governments. The Mortgage Banking business originates more than $155 billion in home loans annually and is the third largest servicer, with $1.1 trillion of mortgages. Prior to being named Mortgage Banking CEO, Watters was head of Mortgage Originations and the Customer Experience. In that role, he led Chase’s four mortgage production channels: Retail, Consumer Direct, Correspondent Lending and Rural Housing. Watters was also responsible for marketing, product management and the Executive Office. He transitioned to Mortgage Banking in June 2010 from Business Banking, where he served as Chief Executive Officer for five years. Prior to the merger with JPMorgan Chase, Watters served in the following roles at Bank One: Head of the Corporate Internet Group, President of the Consumer Internet Group, Chief Strategy Officer of the Consumer Internet Group, and Chief Marketing Officer of Wingspan, Bank One’s Internet-only bank. Earlier in his career, Watters worked in finance and operations at McNeil Consumer Products, a division of Johnson and Johnson; as Brand Manager at Procter and Gamble Business; as Director at Pinnacle, Inc.; and as Senior Manager of Vlasic Foods.
Watters’ bachelor’s degree is from Lehigh University and his MBA is from the University of Virginia.He is married with three children. Birthdate: 12-16-68