About Us


LenderworksTM was formed in August of 2011 as a shared services platform between two small, independent mortgage lenders who were searching for a more economical way of addressing their infrastructure costs. Today, LenderworksTM has evolved into a robust platform, managing a host of sophisticated back-office functions for several sizable mortgage originators.


Our clients range from independent mortgage lenders, to builder-owned mortgage divisions, to depository banks. By partnering with LenderworksTM, our lenders are able to improve their margins and focus on the core of their business – growing market share and providing their customers with a superior mortgage experience.


Banks Gatchel


As President of LenderworksTM, Banks is responsible for creating and implementing the corporate strategic plan, leading and motivating employees, overseeing business activities and helping the company grow. Banks is...

Christiaan Berge


As COO, Christiaan directs overall, daily operations.  Prior to joining LenderworksTM, Mr. Berge was Vice President, Capital Markets at RoundPoint Mortgage where he was responsible for the day-to-day...

Patricia McGinn


Patricia has over 15 years of experience in mortgage accounting. As Chief Financial Officer of LenderworksTM, she manages all the accounting functions for LenderworksTM, as well as Clients who utilize...

Sonny Abbasi

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Sonny has over 20 years of experience in mortgage-related legal and compliance matters. His considerable expertise and unique perspective has been developed through experience that spans multiple facets of the...

John Hurley

SVP of Capital Markets

John has been in the mortgage banking industry for nearly 30 years, with the bulk of that experience having been in the areas of Secondary Markets and Pipeline Risk Management....

Leah Lanier

VP of Business Systems

Leah has been in the mortgage banking industry for over 15 years garnering extensive experience in retail origination, change management, risk mitigation and loan origination technology.  She has consistently...

Doug Horton


Doug is an information systems professional with over 30 years of experience with 20 of those in mortgage banking and real estate services technology positions. As the CIO for LenderworksTM,...