Essent names special advisor to enhance private and public sector experience


Essent Group has hired a new special advisor to provide Mark Casale, its chairman and chief executive officer, with a new perspective on housing finance, and bring additional private and public sector experience to the business.

Adolfo Marzol has held senior-level leadership roles at Essent, Fannie Mae and Chase Manhattan Mortgage, and also served in the public sector as principal deputy director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Before that he served as senior advisor to The Honorable Benjamin Carson Sr, the 17th Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Casale said: “Adolfo played an instrumental role in Essent’s founding, and his deep knowledge across housing and mortgage finance will be valuable as we continue to expand and further strengthen our franchise.”

Marzol said: “Mark and the Essent team have built a very successful company and I look forward to influencing strategy and helping the company carry out its vision.”


Essent, Mark Casale, Adolfo Marzol

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