Executive Leadership

Carlos M. Pelayo

EVP and Chief Legal Officer

Carlos Pelayo serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for Mr. Cooper Group Inc. (NASDAQ: COOP), with primary responsibility for advising the Company’s senior leadership on all legal and regulatory issues, as well as overseeing the organization’s Legal department and managing all corporate governance activities. He joined the company in February 2023 with more than 20 years of experience in the legal field.

Carlos has extensive expertise in financial services and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining Mr. Cooper he served as Managing Director and Legal Executive for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, a division of Bank of America where he was a senior advisor to business leadership providing day-to-day legal, regulatory and strategic advice to all client-facing areas of the business, including the international, institutional and ultra-high-net-worth segments. Prior to Merrill, he served as Managing Director and General Counsel for Barclays’ investment-driven private banking business in the Americas. Earlier in his career, he worked in a private law practice, served as a law clerk and before law school, he worked as a management consultant with a global advisory firm.

Carlos holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a bachelor’s degree with honors from Boston College.