A Message From Our CEO

Mortgage insurance supports the U.S. housing market, making homeownership possible for more than one million Americans. Essent, a mortgage insurance provider, opens the door to homeownership in communities across the country. We do it through the combined efforts of our dedicated workforce, nationwide lender clients and strong investors. Reliability, sustainability and doing the right thing are at the forefront of our mission.

As a corporate citizen, our decisions and actions are not made in isolation. They ripple through the community. Our mission is to enable more consumers to buy a home, thereby investing in the well-being of each homebuyer and each community. We look to make a difference in the communities where we live and work through positive social and environmentally-focused donations, volunteer opportunities and leadership. We also invest in our employees, providing a wide range of continuing education opportunities to support the growth and success of more than 400 employees in our Radnor, PA, Winston-Salem, NC, Irvine, CA and Hamilton, Bermuda locations.

Essent has a proud history of prudent risk management, leadership and service to others. Tooting our own horn is not something we ordinarily do, but we understand that our stakeholders need information about how we implement our environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) so they can evaluate our resilience and sustainability. Therefore, we are happy to detail our commitment, experience and results. We are always looking for ways to be a better neighbor, business partner, employer, community supporter and global citizen, and are excited about our opportunities in this important area.

Essent has amazing leaders and employees who have thoughtfully and diligently grown this company from an idea to an industry leader.

Mark A. Casale
Chairman, President & CEO

Our Mission

To serve as a trusted, best-in-class partner to the housing finance industry by responsibly offering mortgage insurance, reinsurance and risk management products to mortgage lenders and investors that support affordable homeownership.

Our Values

Integrity – We adhere to high ethical standards.

Quality Execution – We are focused on managing risk and dedicated to serving as a strong and fair counterparty.

Collaboration – We collaborate with our various stakeholders to drive successful and long-term outcomes.

Citizenship – We are dedicated to responsible corporate stewardship through philanthropic, environmental and social initiatives.

Sustainability At Essent

We believe our long term success depends not only on our business strategy and competitive advantages, but on keeping our promises to our customers, employees and communities.

Under the direction of our Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors, we are committed to supporting (ESG) initiatives that are relevant to the company and align with our companywide dedication to responsible corporate citizenship that positively impacts the communities and people we serve.