Sutherland Superstar – Maria Ycaza

Sutherland has a plethora of incredible people. In acknowledgment of their efforts, we honor them being Superstars. Meet Sutherland’s latest star.

  1. How and when did you first begin working at Sutherland?

I joined Sutherland in August 2012 as a Mortgage Underwriter in Houston, Texas. It is at this location that I fell in love with the company, the people and the culture.

  1. What drives and motivates you to give your best each day?

The fact that one day I will be able to be someone’s role model. It’s important for me to always lead by example to inspire others.

  1. What are your top three most important accomplishments here at Sutherland?

1)Given the opportunity to manage the global recognition platform. 2)Being able to inspire others with my story. 3)Being recognized for my work.

  1. Have you held multiple positions at Sutherland? If so, how did you get from where you started, to where you are now?

I started working for the Sutherland as an Underwriter for Mortgage in Houston, Texas. I then had the opportunity to move to a corporate role supporting the Employee Engagement team where I managed 5 sites in the US. In this role, I could travel to other sites and expand my knowledge. I now work from home supporting the Global Recognition platform, where I have been able to appreciate and understand Sutherland’s culture and people even more.

  1. What is your favorite thing about working at Sutherland?

No matter the career path you want to take, there is always a job for you. In Sutherland, you can keep growing within your industry or you can learn a different one.

  1. Do you think there is growth potential for people who want to advance their career at Sutherland? Absolutely, one of the best things about Sutherland is that we have 7 key areas. This gives any employee the opportunity to learn a different industry and/or advance their career within the same industry.
  1. What would be your advice to someone wanting to work at Sutherland?

Sutherland employees are trained for excellence and given the opportunity to grow professionally and to develop their skills to the highest potential. It is a company that will inspire you every day to reach your goals and achieve success.

Meet our Author!


By Debra Mason | I’m from the Paradise Island of Jamaica and was raised in the parish of St. Catherine. I graduated from the University of the West Indies Mona Campus with a B.A in Language Communication and Society. I love anywhere with water and can’t swim to save my life, but it doesn’t stop me from jumping in (life jacket and all). I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and having chill moments that help me to unwind and enjoy the simply things in life. When I’m not working, I enjoy planning trips with my friends across the country to see rivers, falls or the beach, having a barbecue cook out, or catching a movie on the big screen. I also enjoy singing and karaoke events. My motivation in life is my family, as they have played a major role in molding me into the young woman I am today.

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