BOK Financial Corp. names industry veteran Ben Cowen as president of its mortgage company.
Cowen will be responsible for all aspects of the mortgage company, which operates in eight states throughout the southwest.
“Ben has a solid background in mortgage lending, combining sales, operations, risk management and strategic development,” said BOK Financial Senior Executive Vice President Steve Bradshaw. “He has an impressive track record for delivering strong results and he will be charged with building a growth strategy for our mortgage company that will expand market share and increase revenue in every market we serve.”
Cowen brings 25 years of mortgage experience in multiple production channels to BOK Financial, including retail mortgage, consumer bank channel, wholesale and correspondent lending.
Cowen most recently served as the national sales leader for LendingTree. He previously was a senior vice president with Wachovia, managing national wholesale sales and branch operations where he was responsible for leading and growing 26 production branches. Prior to that, Cowen was a senior vice president with Bank of America, serving in several roles including retail growth executive for Bank of America Mortgage, regional mortgage sales executive for Texas, Oklahoma and the Midwest, and finally, divisional sales executive and national operations manager for Bank of America’s Correspondent Lending Division.
“I’m looking forward to leading BOK Financial’s Mortgage Company,” said Cowen. “This is a strong bank with a great foundation and an excellent track record and I’m eager to improve our competitive position in the fast-growing markets we serve.”