Former Senior Veterans Affairs Executive Joins The Collingwood Group as Managing Director

March 10, 2014

Collingwood Doubles Down on Government Lending Space

The Collingwood Group announced today that Keith Pedigo has joined the firm as a Managing Director to assist the company to expand its already considerable government lending and government affairs knowledge and experience. Pedigo’s addition is part of Collingwood’s continuing commitment to its clients’ business success in Washington.

“Opportunities to add someone like Keith to your team do not come up very often, and we are thrilled with the timing of this partnership” said Tim Rood, Chairman of The Collingwood Group. “Commercial enterprises that look to Washington, D.C. for growth opportunities quickly find that being successful here requires a lot more than a superior product or service” added Rood.

Pedigo’s unique and timely insight and relationships will be leveraged in support of client needs in the areas of operational risk management and compliance, and industry relations. Collingwood has long been thought of as the “go-to” firm for matters related to risk management and advisory services related to FHA, GNMA, and the GSEs; and, now that reputation will extend to matters relating to the VA.

Prior to joining Collinwood, Pedigo had a long and distinguished career with the Department of Veterans Affairs having served the last 22 years of that career in senior executive positions.  Most of Mr. Pedigo’s VA career was devoted to the VA Home Loan Program where he served in various positions of responsibility, including 21 years as the National Director of the Loan Guaranty Service.  During the last year and a half of his VA career he served as the Associate Deputy Under Secretary for Policy and Program Management and had nationwide responsibility for policy and program management of VA’s benefit programs.  Mr. Pedigo possesses broad technical knowledge of VA’s benefit programs, with significant knowledge of VA’s Home Loan Program and substantial expertise in the broader housing industry.

“I am thrilled by my affiliation with The Collingwood Group. Their firm is unique in the financial services industry and in the area of government contracts in particular,” said Pedigo. “Companies frequently talk about promoting small and diverse businesses in government contracting, but I am most impressed with Collingwood’s efforts in support of the small, diverse, and veteran owned business community. Their expertise and experience is invaluable to both this community   and the large company clients that can partner with them,” he added.