Key Management

Peter T. Paul, Chairman (2009-Present)

  • Over 35 years’ experience in the mortgage banking industry
  • Founder, Headlands Mortgage Company, 1986
  • Founder, Paul Financial LLC, 2003
  • Co-Founder, Headlands Asset Management, LLC

Mieko Willoughby, President and Chief Executive Officer (2009-Present)

  • Over 25 years’ experience in mortgage sales & trading
  • Senior Managing Director, Bear, Stearns & Co., Mortgage Sales & Trading, 1992-2008
  • Co-Founder, Headlands Asset Management, LLC

Stephen Bufano, Chief Financial Officer, Headlands Asset Management (2017-Present)

  • Chief Accounting Officer, Pretium Partners, LLC, 2016-2017
  • Controller, TPG-Axon Management, LP, 2010-2015
  • Controller & Finance Director, Vantium Management, LP, 2009-2010

Kristen Decker, Executive Vice President, Headlands Asset Management (2009-Present)

  • Controller, Headlands Mortgage Company from 1993, Chief Accounting Officer for Headlands post IPO
  • Founding member and CFO of Paul Financial, 2003-2008
  • Co-Founder, Headlands Asset Management, LLC

Michael Nocco, Chief Operating Officer, Partner, Asset Management (2014-Present)

  • Over 20 years’ experience in the mortgage industry in a variety of positions including Accounting, Operations, Contract Finance, Due Diligence, and Asset Management
  • Associate Director, Bear, Stearns & Co., Mortgage Sales & Trading, Transaction Management, 1997-2006
  • Vice President, Deutsche Bank, Mortgage Finance, Transaction Management, 2006-2008
  • Vice President, Vantium Management, L.P., Mortgage Finance & Asset Management, 2008-2013
  • Vice President, Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc., Mortgage Finance & Asset Management, 2013-2014