Essent Guaranty, Inc. was founded in 2008 with the mission to bring a mortgage insurer with strong capital, a clean balance sheet, exceptional customer service and robust claims-paying ability to the mortgage industry. Today, they are an industry leader and mortgage insurance (MI) provider of choice for many lenders, loan officers and underwriters.

Essent offers private MI for single-family mortgage loans in the United States, providing private capital to mitigate mortgage credit risk for lenders and investors. This, in turn, allows lenders to make additional mortgage financing available to prospective home-buyers.

The company is focused on managing risk, serving as a strong and fair counterparty, as well as bringing strong private capital and a commitment to risk management to the mortgage industry.

Essent’s Account Team for Ohio

Kent McKenzie
Account Manager, OH

Barbie Hahn
Account Mgr. Southwestern OH

Jim Colabianchi
Account Mgr
Northwestern OH

OMBA’s Designated Representative – Kent McKenzie

As Account Manager for Essent Guaranty, Inc. Kent McKenzie is responsible for supporting the MI needs for Essent’s customers in Ohio.

He is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience and has an extensive knowledge of MI, mortgage banking, real estate and finance. Kent has successfully developed solid customer relationships and delivered extraordinary results throughout his well-seasoned career, which has spanned Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan.

He is a graduate of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee where he was a member of the 1987 Ohio Valley Conference Championship basketball team, playing in two rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

Kent, his wife Jennifer and two children, Megan and Mitch, live in Mason, Ohio. Kent continues to share his love of basketball through coaching and mentoring young men at St. Susanna Catholic School and Archbishop Moeller High School. On Friday nights, you can also find him behind the microphone doing color commentary for Moeller Basketball.

Thank you Essent Guaranty for your support of OMBA!