Jonathan Lawless

Head of Homeownership
Bilt Rewards


Jonathan Lawless is the Head of Homeownership at Bilt Rewards, a loyalty program that allows users to earn points on rent. He was previously the Head of Product at Pathway Homes, which offers unique programs to support individuals and families on their journey to homeownership.

Lawless brings a wealth of expertise from his time as Fannie Mae’s Product Development and Affordable Housing Vice President, where he drove innovation in the mortgage industry to expand access to credit and affordable housing across the country ultimately through programs designed to benefit renters, homebuyers, and the industry. He led the development of several key Fannie Mae initiatives – including HomeReady®, the company’s flagship affordability product. Prior to this role, he was the Underwriting and Pricing Analytics Vice President, where he leveraged data to influence key pricing, underwriting, and portfolio management decisions. Lawless joined Fannie Mae in 2000 as a Statistical Analysis System intern in credit policy.

Additionally, Lawless has worked with 2Seeds Network, a non-profit group involved in agricultural development in East Africa. Lawless has a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from St. John’s College and a Master of Science in finance from George Washington University.


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