Mortgage Daily

Published On: June 11, 2018

While there was some movement in the C-Suites of the mortgage industry, much of the recent activity among the executive ranks has been confined to middle managers.

Freddie Mac disclosed last month that John Krenitsky has been hired as
senior vice president and chief compliance officer. He was recruited from Discover Financial Services.

The chief financial officer of Impac Mortgage Holdings Inc., Todd Taylor, is leaving the Irvine, California-based firm, according to a May 21 statement. Taylor started at Impac in 2004.

Stepping in as Impac CFO will be
Brian Kuelbs. Among his prior places of employment are Fannie Mae, where he stayed for 11 months; GMAC, where he spent a dozen years; and Countrywide Financial Corp., his employer for three years.

In Philadelphia, Brian Grzebin
became president of mortgage banking at Univest Bank and Trust last month. He oversees a team of more than 20 production employees.

During his more than two decades in the business, Grzebin
hung his hat at PHH Mortgage Corp and, most recently, Guaranteed Rate Mortgage.

The Money Source Inc. hired Laura Kirchner as senior vice president of marketing strategy and innovation. Kirchner has 20 years of digital marketing experience on both the business-to-business and business-to-consumer side.

TMS reported
on May 23 that Fred Quick has been hired as executive vice president of retail. Prior employers for Quick include Freedom Mortgage Corp. and loanDepot LLC.

In the same announcement, Melville, New York-based TMS said Al Murad has also been hired as executive vice president of retail. In addition to also previously working at loanDepot, Murad worked for Caliber Home Loans Inc.

Earlier last month,TMS revealed that its new senior vice president of correspondent lending is DJ Ziggas. He most recently worked for Pacific Union Financial LLC, while other prior employers include Citigroup Inc. Countrywide Home Loans and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Still yet another hire disclosed in the TMS statement was Corinne Shanahan, who was brought on as senior vice president of correspondent sales. During her career, Shanahan worked for companies including Chase, Countrywide and Washington Mutual Inc.

On May 22, Carrington Mortgage Holding Co. issued a news release indicating John Nicholas has joined the company as chief technology officer of Carrington Retail Group. Previously, Nicholas most recently on the payroll of Ten-X.

Blayne Harvey has been hired by Union Bank as managing director, head of wholesale lending is Blayne Harvey, according to a May 30 statement.

Before joining Los Angeles-based Union Bank, Harvey spent 24 years with SunTrust Mortgage Inc. in various third-party origination positions.

The former president of AOL Services, Francis Lobo, has been hired by Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. as executive vice president, chief business & product officer and president of Cooper Labs, a June 6 statement said.

Lobo, who according to his LinkedIn profile had been unemployed since he was chief revenue officer for WeWork until November 2015, will oversee Nationstar’s digital strategy and product development.

Northpoint Bank said in a news release last month that Ashley Lockaby was hired as vice president of warehouse lending. She reportedly has more than 15 years’ experience.

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