Mark Cole is the President and Chief Exective Officer for HLP. He is responsible for leading the nonprofit collaborative that enables counselors, advocates, mortgage lenders, servicers, investors, attorneys, and government agencies to build solutions that help individuals and families achieve and sustain homeownership.
Cole is a seasoned professional who has spent his career in the non-profit sector. He has been HLP’s executive vice president and chief strategy officer since 2014, responsible for developing the strategy to expand HLP’s platform to provide foreclosure and bankruptcy mediation and help government housing agencies modernize their technology. He has also expanded HLP’s work in the advocacy sector and led the development of new digital products to help prospective homeowners with damaged credit qualify for a mortgage loan, thereby giving them more control over the home buying process. Before joining HLP, Cole served as a senior-level executive in the nonprofit financial counseling sector for more than 25 years, most recently as chief operating officer for the nation’s second largest nonprofit credit counseling agency.
He has also served as President of Personal Debt Solutions, Chief Operating Officer for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling and President of Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Fort Worth, Texas.
Cole served as board chairman of Neighborhood Nexus, a collaborative to bring better data to metro Atlanta decision-makers. He previously served as board chairman of the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Atlanta and previously served on the board of directors for HLP, Community Friendship, a supportive community for adults with disabling mental illness, and TechBridge, helping nonprofits use technology to serve the community.
Cole holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.
We are driven by the fact that the right technology solution can profoundly impact a family's ability to achieve and sustain homeownership.Mark Cole