Management Team

Newbold's Leadership

Meet Newbold’s management team – the definition of Experience, Applied!

We’ve built our management team by attracting the best people we know.  We think you’ll agree with our choices – please contact any of us to learn more about our firm.

Sally S. Bartholmey, Esq., Chief Legal Officer and HR Executive

Sally brings nearly 30 years of legal experience and mortgage industry experience in capital markets, originations and servicing operations to Newbold’s senior management team. She serves as Newbold’s General Counsel and manages Newbold’s strategies on enterprise risk management and human resources. Early in her career she worked in private law firms representing financial institutions. Later, she went “in-house” to hold legal and regulatory compliance roles including positions within Market Street Mortgage and GE Capital Mortgage Services. More recently, she served as the Director of Mediation Strategy and Deployment for Fannie Mae. An attorney licensed in both Florida and Texas, Sally received a BA in Economics from the University of Dallas and her JD from the University of Houston Law Center.

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Detta Cutright, Managing Director, Financial Services

Detta brings more than 22 years of senior-level experience in the financial services industry. She joins Newbold from QBE, where she was the SVP of Client Development, overseeing business development activities including client relationships, marketing communication and industry relations. Prior to QBE, Detta served in business development and account management roles for Essent Guaranty and Republic Mortgage Insurance Company (RMIC). Detta launched her career at Fannie Mae, where she spent 13 years in various client-facing roles.

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Kathy Keller, Managing Director, Regulatory Compliance and Program/Project Management

Kathy Keller has more than 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry working on projects across the mortgage life cycle for lenders of all sizes, regulatory agencies and the GSEs.  She concentrates on implementation of industry wide changes, participating in the creation of the industry’s first automated underwriting engine, and assisting our clients in implementing regulations such as TRID and HDMA.  Kathy also helps clients remediate regulatory actions.  Prior to joining Newbold, Kathy was a Vice President at Fannie Mae playing a key role in the implementation of the Making Home Affordable Program, and later leading the Enterprise Program Management Office.

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Frank Poiesz, Managing Director, Mortgage Loan Origination

Frank has more than 30 years experience in strategy, management, information technology, business planning and financial analysis in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Newbold, Frank was responsible for consumer-facing technology at Aurora Bank, leading successful installations of new core banking and loan origination platforms, and managing on-and off-shore document imaging and wholesale lending production operations.

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Robert Simpson, Managing Director, National Operations Center

Robert has over 20 years of senior management experience in the financial services industry, including extensive international work in India, Panama and the Philippines.  Robert was previously the Chief Operating Officer at a regional default services law firm. Prior to that, Robert held executive roles with CMS Holdings, Lehman Brothers, Aurora Loan Services and RBMG.  Robert oversees Newbold’s National Operations Center in Fort Worth, TX which has a capacity for 324 personnel to help alleviate client operational capacity issues.

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John Bargas, Senior Director, Servicing

John has nearly 20 years of management experience in the mortgage servicing industry. John leads Newbold’s servicing practice where he focuses on helping organizations manage their servicing operations, subservicer oversight programs and servicing quality control programs. John has held servicing leadership roles with Mid America Mortgage, Capital One, Saxon, EMC, Lime Financial and NetBank.

John earned a BS degree in Accounting from the University of South Carolina.

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Amy Creason, Senior Director, Capital Markets Practice

Amy has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of capital markets subjects including pricing, hedging, trading, contract finance, transaction management, and investor relations. Amy is proficient in secondary marketing loan sale strategies and requirements including GSE and private-label MBS. Prior to joining Newbold, Amy held various capital markets risk management positions at SunTrust Mortgage, most recently supporting a specialized asset transaction team responsible for the holistic execution of consumer lending strategies.

Amy holds a BS from the College of Charleston and a MBA from the University of South Carolina. She holds the CMB designation and is a graduate of the MBAA’s Future Leaders Program.

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Chad Moyer, Senior Director, Staffing

Chad has nearly 18 years of experience in the Staffing and Consulting industry with the expertise in managing business and recruiting development teams. Prior to joining Newbold, Chad successfully managed multiple IT Recruiting and Sales teams covering North East Florida and Tallahassee, as well as a large National Program for Modis.  Chad earned his BS from Eastern Illinois University.

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Ellen Rose, Senior Director, Consulting Services

Ellen has more than 30 years of experience in residential and commercial lending, including originations, secondary marketing, servicing, technology, vendor management and project management. Ellen joins Newbold from CRFS where she was the Chief Process Officer and interim CIO. Prior to CRFS, Ellen spent 15 years assisting clients through management consulting and capital markets services. Ellen has extensive experience with transaction management, due diligence and mergers & acquisitions services.

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