Our Team


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Brian Montgomery – Partner

Founding Partner, Gate House Strategies, LLC

Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Federal Housing Commissioner, Assistant Secretary of Housing, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

Acting Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

A universally respected veteran of four presidential administrations (both Republican and Democrat), Montgomery most recently served as Deputy Secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He is the only person to be confirmed to lead the FHA twice where he served as Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner for a total of 6.5 years under three different presidents. Montgomery possesses a unique understanding of Executive Branch operations and focuses on working with clients to strategically position them for growth opportunities. Montgomery was a co-founder of the Collingwood Group in 2009.


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Keith Becker – Partner

Founding Partner, Gate House Strategies, LLC

Deputy Assistant Secretary and Chief Risk Officer
Federal Housing Administration, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Chief Credit Officer, Single Family Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
(Freddie Mac)

With more than 37 years in the mortgage industry, Becker recently served as Chief Risk Officer for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), responsible for implementing the agency’s comprehensive risk governance infrastructure and the independent monitoring and reporting of FHA’s financial, mortgage credit, counterparty credit, and operational risks. Becker’s leadership established effective strategies and procedures that enabled FHA to mitigate the current and emerging risks of its $1.3 trillion single-family and commercial portfolio. Prior to his service at FHA, Becker spent 26 years at Freddie Mac where he completed his tenure as the Chief Credit Officer of their Single Family division.


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Dror Oppenheimer – Partner

Founding Partner, Gate House Strategies, LLC

Senior Advisor, Federal Housing Administration, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Senior Vice President, Credit Default Operations, Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)

Senior Vice President, National Underwriting Center, Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)

Over 35 years working in the mortgage industry, Oppenheimer recently served as Senior Advisor to the FHA Commissioner, where he was responsible for advising the Commissioner on updating FHA’s Single Family servicing policies to support sustainable homeownership, aligning FHA with industry best practices for Single Family servicing, and supporting FHA’s technology modernization initiative, FHACatalyst. In 2020, Oppenheimer advised the FHA Commissioner on FHA’s servicing policy response to COVID-19. Prior to joining HUD, Oppenheimer was with Fannie Mae for over 30 years, including as Senior Vice President of Credit Default Operations and Senior Vice President of Fannie Mae’s National Underwriting Center where he was responsible for ensuring lenders’ compliance with the agency’s underwriting policies.


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Hunter Kurtz – Partner

Founding Partner, Gate House Strategies, LLC

Assistant Secretary, Public and Indian Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Deputy Director, Department of Housing and Revitalization, City of Detroit

Considered a leading expert in both Public Housing and Community Development programs, Kurtz has spent his professional career working in the affordable housing industry at the state, local, and federal levels. Most recently, Kurtz served as the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing (PIH) at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where he was responsible for ensuring safe, decent, and affordable housing for the roughly 3.5 million families participating in HUD’s public housing and Native American housing programs. As the head of PIH during the COVID-19 pandemic, he led the industry through one of its most challenging and consequential times. Kurtz has held several other roles at HUD, including Community Planning and Development Specialist, Senior Advisor, and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary. He served as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Council of Economic Advisers at the White House, and, in addition to his federal service, the Deputy Director of the City of Detroit’s Department of Housing and Revitalization, playing a key role in the rebirth of a great American city.


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Michael Marshall – Partner

Founding Partner, Gate House Strategies, LLC

Acting Assistant Secretary, Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Senior Advisor, Federal Housing Administration, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Marshall recently served as Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) at HUD, advising the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on policy matters, research and demonstrations, economic information, innovation, international programs, and philanthropic initiatives. He held various leadership roles within HUD, including Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary and Senior Advisor to the Federal Housing Commissioner where he assisted the development of the agency’s historic IT modernization and the policy development and communications related to the management of the $1.3 trillion FHA mortgage insurance portfolio and the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund. Prior to joining HUD, Marshall served at the White House, a top advisor to Senator Bob Dole, and a Vice President at JPMorgan.


Dain Ehring – Senior Advisor

Senior Advisor, Gate House Strategies, LLC

FinTech Growth Strategy Lead, Tavant

Outbound Technology Lead, CoreLogic

CEO, Dorado

Executive, Sun Microsystems

Technology Modernization Lead, US National Reconnaissance Office

Ehring has over 30 years of executive level leadership, primarily in Fintech. In 1998, he founded Dorado, a leading SaaS company in consumer finance and a residential lending network. He holds several patents in middleware workflow. As CEO he lead the company from 1998 to 2011 and orchestrated a successful merger with CoreLogic [CLGX]. At its height Dorado managed 40% of all residential lending transactions in the US with 10 of the top 10 banks and non-bank lenders. While at CoreLogic he led the company’s outbound technology strategy. Most recently he led Tavant’s FinTech growth strategy, multiplying the company’s transactions by 100x in two years. Before founding Dorado he was an executive at Sun Microsystems [JAVA]. He was part of a team leading Java product growth and enterprise internet acceptance under Eric Schmidt. Prior, he led Lighthouse Design’s market and business development and helped orchestrate a successful acquisition by Sun Microsystems. He led the technology modernization effort at the] US National Reconnaissance Office, a 60,000 staff highly classified mission critical defense organization, he was recruited by Steve Jobs to manage government business relationships at NeXT Computers. Currently Mr. Ehring is very active in the technology community working with several Dallas and Austin accelerators and venture capital companies. He is on the board of several startups and philanthropic organizations. He has lectured around the country in many fields such as finance,  technology, and entrepreneurship,  In addition he is authoring several books on corporate mindfulness as a means of productivity growth. He holds a Masters in Astrophysics from UCLA and looks to pursue a PhD in Philosophy.