MQMR’s Marie O’Brien Named 2019 HousingWire Rising Star

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR) announced today that its Director of Compliance Marie O’Brien has been recognized by HousingWire magazine in its sixth annual HW Rising Star Awards™ program. O’Brien also serves as a Senior Associate in the Compliance Department of Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP and as MQMR’s Associate General Counsel.

Marie O’Brien of MQMR
O’Brien was recognized as a Rising Star for helping MQMR build out its mortgage compliance platform and offering, which includes AML audits, monthly compliance services on demand, comprehensive compliance audits, development of mortgage compliance policies and procedures and advertising and marketing compliance reviews.

“Mortgage compliance is one of MQMR’s primary areas of focus, and thanks to Marie O’Brien’s considerable expertise, MQMR’s reputation as the industry partner of choice for compliance advice and guidance is second to none,” said MQMR President Michael Steer. “We’re extremely lucky to have Marie as part of our best-in-class compliance team, and on behalf of the entire company, I would like to congratulate her for receiving this well-deserved honor.”

As the magazine noted in its profile on O’Brien:

In her roles at MQMR and AGMB, O’Brien provides mission-critical compliance advice and guidance to mortgage lenders and brokers of all sizes on a variety of federal and state compliance, transactional and litigation matters including RESPA, Regulation Z, Regulation X, Truth in Lending Act, Fair Lending Act, Dodd Frank, loan officer compensation, predatory lending, disclosures, high-cost limitations and licensing. 

The HW Rising Star awards recognize the innovative talent in individuals under the age of 40 that is propelling our industry forward. The 50 winners represent a variety of occupations within the housing industry, but all of them demonstrate leadership and innovation that inspire not only those within their own organizations, but also in their communities and in the industry at large. The 2019 Rising Stars were chosen by HousingWire’s editorial board based on tangible accomplishments in the last 12 months.

“I am grateful for the recognition and for the opportunity to be a part of the MQMR team, which is made up of so many bright and dedicated individuals,” said O’Brien. “MQMR cultivates an environment that breeds success both professionally and personally. It’s exciting to see our work make a difference in this industry.”

“This year’s group of Rising Stars represents a rising generation of strong, innovative and motivated leaders taking the mortgage industry by storm. Each of these individuals has accomplished a great deal, but we believe they are still at the early stages of their ultimate impact on the housing economy,” said Clayton Collins, CEO of HousingWire.

For the full list of this year’s honorees, visit

About HW Media

HW Media is the leading digital community for real estate, financial services and fintech professionals to engage, connect and gain knowledge. Founded in 2016 through the acquisition of HousingWire, HW Media is based in Dallas, TX with team members across the country. HW Media is owned by Riomar Capital.

About HousingWire

HousingWire is the most influential source of news and information for the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Built on a foundation of independent and original journalism, HousingWire reaches over 40,000 newsletter subscribers daily and over 4 million unique visitors each year. Our audience of mortgage, real estate, financial services and fintech professionals rely on us to Move Markets Forward. Visit or to learn more.

About Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC

MQMR helps its clients climb higher by bridging the gap between risk and compliance through its suite of risk-related services. MQMR provides mortgage compliance consulting throughout the origination process, conducting internal audit risk assessments and ongoing internal audit support, servicing QC and subservicing oversight to master servicers, and filling the void of meeting vendor management oversight requirements. With 2,000+ operational reviews of mortgage companies, subservicers, document custodians, and vendors annually, MQMR prides itself on being the mortgage industry partner of choice for audit, risk and compliance. To learn more, visit,, and

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