Several notable appointments have been recently made to the executive ranks of the nation's mortgage lending industry.
The former deputy director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Steven L. Antonakes, has been hired as senior vice president and chief compliance officer at Eastern Bank.
Antonakes disclosed his intention to leave the CFPB in July, citing the the commute between Washington and Boston, where his family is. He had been at the bureau since 2010.
Dallas-based Guardian Mortgage Company Inc. issued a July 30 statement indicating that the firm's president and chief executive officer, Marcia F. Phillips, retired.
Phillips, who held the jobs since 1988, will stay on as vice chairman of the board of directors.
The new president and CEO at Guardian Mortgage is Russell Anderson, a 30-year veteran who has previously been on the payroll of Bank of America, First Union National Bank and Wells Fargo Financial Corp.
"In addition to senior positions in the retail, correspondent and wholesale areas of the mortgage industry, he has significant experience in financing mortgage companies,"
Guardian said of Anderson in the announcement.
Guardian Mortgage reports a $2.7 billion residential loan servicing portfolio.
Carrington Mortgage Services LLC said last week that Dennis Hueman was appointed senior vice president of centralized lending.
During Hueman's 28 years in the business, he worked for companies including PennyMac Loan Services LLC and HSBC.
The new chief financial officer at Primary Capital Mortgage LLC is Stephen Bledsoe, an Aug. 18 press release said. Bledsoe reportedly has 25 years in accounting and finance, most recently as controller at SunTrust Mortgage.
Barbara Niedt was recruited by Gateway Mortgage Group to be its new regional sales manager of correspondent lending. She services markets in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.
With more than a quarter century in the mortgage industry, Niedt's prior employers include BofA, Citi and First Horizon.
In Danvers, Massachusetts, Mortgage Network Inc. said earlier this month that Jeffrey Gable has been hired as
a national sales support leader. He'll oversee training and development of the sales force.
Gable previously worked at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Mike Homberg and Scott Berngartt joined Caliber Home Loans Inc. as branch manager and sales manager, respectively, in May, a news release said. The pair service the Washington, D.C., region.
In the commercial real estate sector,
Jeffrey Taschler was added as chief operating officer at Walker & Dunlop Commercial Property Funding, a news release Tuesday said. He'll originate for clients nationally from an office in New York.
Over at Meridian Capital, Michael Maidhof
joined the New York-based firm as senior vice president. Former employers of the new executive include Freddie Mac.