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Leadership

John L.  Aspinwall

John L. Aspinwall

Director and Managing Member

During his 17 years with the company since co-founding as W.R. Starkey Mortgage, LLC in 2000, John has held various executive management positions including CEO. John has been in the financial services industry for over 35 years, including community banking, public accounting, technology development and mortgage banking. John currently serves on the Advisory Board of the McCoy School of Business at Texas State University. He holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado at Denver and a B.B.A. from Southwest Texas University.

Scott A.  Benson

Scott A. Benson

Director and Managing Member

Since co-founding the company as W.R. Starkey Mortgage, LLP in 2000, Scott has spent the last 17 years with the company, including serving as its CFO. Scott has over 35 years of experience in financial services as a CPA and in the banking and mortgage industries. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from San Diego State University, and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. Scott also holds a CPA certificate from the State of California. Scott oversees the financing and accounting functions of the company. He has over 30 years of experience in financial services including over 20 years in mortgage banking finance.

Jim Clapp

Jim Clapp

President and Chief Financial Officer

As Certainty Home Loans President, Jim is responsible for the strategic direction of the company and oversees the executive leadership team. As CFO, Jim is responsible for the management of all financial and accounting functions for the company. Prior to joining Certainty Home Loans, Jim had more than 17 years of experience in commercial banking with a focus on mortgage financing. Jim is a Director on the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association Board of Directors, and also a member of the MBA’s Independent Mortgage Bankers Executive Council. Jim holds a B.A. in Finance and an MBA with a finance concentration from Texas Christian University.

Doug Casbon

Doug Casbon

Executive Vice President and National Production Manager

Doug is responsible for national loan origination production, growth and expansion. He has nearly 30 years of mortgage banking experience. He has a passion for growing purchase production and mentoring future leaders. Doug attended Georgia State University and has a bachelor’s degree in real estate and finance.