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Bradley M. Shuster

Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Shuster is Executive Chairman of the Board of NMI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NMIH). Mr. Shuster founded National MI and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company from 2012 to 2018. Prior to founding National MI, Mr. Shuster was a senior executive of The PMI Group, Inc. (NYSE: PMI), where he served as Chief Executive Officer of PMI Capital Corporation. Before joining PMI in 1995, Mr. Shuster was a partner at Deloitte LLP, where he served as partner-in-charge of Deloitte’s Northern California Insurance and Mortgage Banking practices. He holds a B.S. from The University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. from The University of California, Los Angeles. Mr. Shuster has received both CPA and CFA certifications.
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Adam Pollitzer

President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Pollitzer is President and Chief Executive Officer of National MI. He joined the Company in 2017. Prior to his appointment as President and CEO, he served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2017 to 2021. Before joining National MI, Mr. Pollitzer was a Managing Director in the corporate and investment banking division of J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC, where he led advisory and capital raising efforts on behalf of North American insurance companies. Mr. Pollitzer holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
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Norm Fitzgerald

Executive Vice President, Chief Sales Officer
Mr. Fitzgerald is Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer of National MI. He joined the Company in 2014 and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer from 2020 to 2021 and as Senior Vice President, Field Sales from 2014 to 2019. Prior to joining National MI, Mr. Fitzgerald served as Senior Vice President, Head of Correspondent Lending at Mr. Cooper (formerly Nationstar Mortgage), and held senior leadership positions with PHH Mortgage and CitiMortgage Inc. He holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts in Boston.
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William J. Leatherberry

Executive Vice President, General Counsel
Mr. Leatherberry is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Secretary of National MI. He joined the Company in 2014. Prior to joining National MI, Mr. Leatherberry served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Secretary for Century Aluminum, a publicly-traded primary aluminum company. Mr. Leatherberry began his career as a corporate associate with the law firm Jones Day. He holds a B.A. in business management and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas, and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University.
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Ravi Mallela

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Mallela is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of National MI. He joined the company in 2022. Prior to joining National MI, Mr. Mallela served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of First Hawaiian, Inc., a publicly traded bank holding company based in Honolulu, Hawaii. His prior experience includes senior management roles at First Republic Bank, Bank of Montreal and Wells Fargo Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of San Francisco and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
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Patrick Mathis

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Mathis is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of National MI. He joined the Company in 2012 and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer from 2012 to 2018. Prior to joining National MI, Mr. Mathis served as Senior Vice President, Head of Credit Risk Management for PMI Mortgage Insurance Co. Earlier in his career, Mr. Mathis held executive roles in credit, oversight and insured portfolio management at PMI Capital Corporation, XL Capital Assurance and MBIA, Inc. He holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas-Austin.
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Robert Smith

Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer
Mr. Smith is Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of National MI. He joined the Company in 2012 and served as Senior Vice President of Pricing and Portfolio Analytics from 2015 to 2018, and as Vice President of Pricing and Portfolio Analytics from 2012 to 2015. Prior to joining National MI, Mr. Smith held leadership positions at Washington Mutual and PMI Mortgage Insurance Co. He holds an M.S. degree in engineering from Stanford University, an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and has earned a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
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Mohammad Yousaf

Executive Vice President, Operations and Information Technology
Mr. Yousaf is Executive Vice President, Operations and Information Technology of National MI. He joined the Company in 2018 and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Business Transformation Officer from 2020 to 2021 and Vice President, Business Development and Technology Partnerships from 2018 to 2020. Prior to joining National MI, Mr. Yousaf was a Senior Managing Director in charge of servicing operations for Home Point Financial Corporation and held leadership positions with Mr. Cooper and Wells Fargo. Mr. Yousaf attended the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Metropolitan State University, St. Paul.
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Julie Norberg

Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller
Ms. Norberg is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller of National MI. She joined the Company in 2012 and served as Senior Vice President and Controller from 2018 to 2021, Vice President and Controller from 2017 to 2018, and Vice President of Financial Planning and Analytics from 2015 to 2017. Prior to joining National MI, Ms. Norberg serving as a Manager of corporate accounting with PMI Mortgage Insurance Co. She began her career with KPMG. Ms. Norberg is a certified public accountant and holds a B.A. in business administration and accounting from Portland State University.
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Mary Lee Sharp

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Ms. Sharp is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of National MI. She joined the Company in 2014 and served as Vice President, Human Resources from 2014 to 2016. Prior to joining National MI, she served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Financial Engines, an independent investment advisor. Ms. Sharp previously served as Vice President of Human Resources for Omnicell Inc., and held executive positions in human resources at Sybase Inc. and Panalpina Inc. She holds a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law and a B.A. degree in political science and public affairs from the University of Denver.