Team

The Chotin Group has a seasoned team of professionals with expertise across the entire spectrum of mortgage finance.


Steven Chotin
Steven B. Chotin

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Chotin founded The Chotin Group Corporation in 1984. He leads the Executive Management Team, and Investment Committee, and is instrumental in all aspects of strategy and business development.
Steven Chotin


Eric Westerhausen
J. Eric Westerhausen

Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer


Mr. Westerhausen has been with The Chotin Group Corporation since 2005. Prior to that, he held various management positions at our affiliate organization, National Mortgage Corporation. Eric is responsible for the firm’s operations, compliance oversight, government affairs, and is a member of the firm’s Executive Management Team and Investment Committee.
Eric Westerhausen


Ross Chotin
Ross S. Chotin

Vice President, Real Estate


Mr. Chotin has been with the company since 2003. He manages The Chotin Group’s real estate portfolio and is an integral part of the real estate acquisition team. Ross is also a member of the Investment Committee and is responsible for day-to-day oversight of the company’s portfolios and assists in business development.
Ross Chotin


Gary Poole
Gary L. Poole

Vice President, Finance


Mr. Poole has been with the company since 2011. He is responsible for managing all accounting functions at The Chotin Group and is a member of the Executive Management Team and Investment Committee. Gary also serves as Treasurer to The Chotin Group and its affiliates.
Gary Poole


Nicole Brown
Nicole Brown

Vice President, Administration

Ms. Brown has been with the company since 2007. She is responsible for managing human resources, compliance administration, and day-to-day operations of the firm, serving as a member of the Executive Management Team and Investment Committee. Ms. Brown also manages the corporate governance function for The Chotin Group and its affiliates as Secretary.
Nicole Brown