Cenlar promotes seasoned IT leader to chief technology officer

Cenlar FSB, a mortgage loan subservicer based in Ewing, on Tuesday said that Rene Gonzales has been promoted to chief technology officer.

Gonzales, a seasoned information technology leader with significant experience in large mortgage servicing operations, joined Cenlar in 2018 and quickly assumed responsibility for IT infrastructure and operations. He has a proven track record with directing transformational efforts, managing programs and projects, improving operational efficiency and integrating, implementing and developing new solutions.

In his new role, Gonzales will be responsible for providing strategic technology leadership to Cenlar’s business units. Additionally, he will also lead solution architecture and innovation initiatives, partners with leaders to leverage technology to generate value and help achieve Cenlar’s business objectives and strategy.

“I have worked closely with Rene on a variety of projects, and I have grown to respect his dedication, commitment to excellence, and his ability to quickly adapt to fast technological change,” Chief Information Officer Steven Taylor said. “I also respect his strong sense of value and his people-centered leadership style. I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Rene on his work that proved his abilities. His demonstrated skills are what earned him the CTO role.”

During his tenure at Cenlar, Gonzales has provided technical direction and leadership for the new telephony platform implementation, the company’s cloud strategy and migration, and the rapid and successful shift to remote operations during the pandemic.

Prior to joining Cenlar, Gonzales held IT leadership positions at PHH Mortgage, Altisource, Ocwen Financial Corp., Ally Financial, GMAC and JPMorgan. He also served honorably in the Army and the Army Reserves for 28 years, including mobilization tours supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Noble Eagle, retiring at the rank of major.