Beth O’Brien
President & CEOColony American Finance
Beth O’Brien is the President and CEO of Colony American Finance, a leading specialty lender for residential real estate investors. Previously, Beth was Executive Vice President at Auction.com, where she ran residential capital markets, and was President of AuctionFinance.com, where she ran the financing strategy for the platform. In that capacity, she managed single-family and multi-family loan sales, and founded a proprietary private money lender geared at the investor market.

Beth also held prior positions in RMBS trading and securitization at Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. Combined, she has over 25 years of experience in almost every aspect of the mortgage industry, as both a principal and an advisor. She has overseen more than $15 billion in transactions and was named in Housing Wire’s 2014 Women of Influence, as well as Mortgage Professionals America’s 2016 Elite Women.

Beth O’Brien holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University Law Center.