HousingWire Announces Ian Miller as 2021 Marketing Leader

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 8, 2021 — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), an industry-leading mortgage hedge advisory firm announced that HousingWire named MCT’s Chief Marketing Officer, Ian Miller, as one of the 50 recipients of the 2021 HousingWire Marketing Leader Award. Mr. Miller was selected for the Marketing Leader Award by a panel of industry leaders that viewed and voted on submissions before the final list was reviewed and confirmed by a committee of HousingWire editors.

“MCT’s mission is to fuel the mortgage industry with transformational capital markets technology and personalized client experience, and CMO Ian Miller takes that mission to heart,” said Sarah Wheeler, HousingWire’s Editor in Chief. “Providing fuel for mortgage professionals in the form of valuable educational content and technology releases, Mr. Miller brought MCT’s educational, high-touch approach to Hedge Advisory more broadly to the mortgage industry through the MCT Newsroom and Learning Center.”

In 2020, Mr. Miller’s marketing operation became key to the survival and success of lenders across the entire mortgage industry during periods of market volatility, liquidity crises and regulatory changes. In addition to acting as a key resource for the MBA’s advocacy efforts, Mr. Miller and other MCT leaders pivoted the full force of MCT’s marketing department from commercial efforts to exclusively delivering market volatility guidance to lenders. His efforts peaked with the series “Challenges & Solutions for Correspondent Lending in Crisis,” which laid out a data-driven picture of the myriad challenges facing the industry alongside potential solutions. The series attracted over 1,500 webinar attendees and 4,200 readers, from top regulatory bodies, industry associations, media, and investors down to local independent mortgage bankers.

“We are thrilled and delighted that Ian was recognized by HousingWire for his contributions to the advancement of our marketing efforts, and in many ways the survival of lenders across the mortgage industry during the crisis last year,” said Curtis Richins, MCT’s President and CEO. “His dedication and intelligence when it came to keeping lenders abreast of the constant changes in the lending landscape was integral in giving clients peace of mind, and producing key aspects of the value a trusted capital markets partner like MCT should provide.”

Mr. Miller brought MCT’s educational, high-touch approach to Hedge Advisory more broadly to the mortgage industry through the MCT Newsroom and Learning Center. Public MCT articles, webinars, whitepapers, and market analysis made complex secondary marketing concepts approachable and guided professionals at every stage of growth. He led his marketing team in its publishing an average of two webinars and three timely MarketFlash updates per week, in addition to a daily market commentary and a constant stream of support and communication to lender clients.

Mr. Miller remains a proud member and active participant in the Mortgage Bankers Association, the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America, the California MBA, and the Community Mortgage Lenders of America. He was featured, along with other HW Marketing Leaders, during a session at HousingWire’s Engage Marketing conference on June 17, 2021. He will also be featured in the July issue of HousingWire magazine.