On The Move: Executive News At Clayton And Churchill

*Executive News At Clayton And Churchill*
*Tracking The Latest New Hires And Promotions**

***Today we’ll be reporting on two executive moves, one new hire and one promotion. First, Clayton Holdings LLC, a provider of due diligence, underwriting and surveillance services to the residential and commercial mortgage and fixed-income industries, announced today that Robert A. Harris has joined the company as general counsel. In this role, Harris will be responsible for all legal and regulatory aspects of Clayton’s businesses. He will report to Paul Bossidy, Clayton’s chief executive officer.

****Harris joins Clayton with more than 25 years of legal experience as corporate counsel and in private practice roles. He served as chief legal officer of OpHedge Investment Services, LLC, a provider of comprehensive middle and back office services to alternative investment managers and funds. He was also the compliance officer, corporate secretary and chief administrative officer at OpHedge. Harris’ private firm experience includes Zeldes, Needle & Cooper in Bridgeport, CT, where he served as managing shareholder, and Levett Rockwood in Westport, CT, where his practice concentrated on litigation, arbitration and mediation of complex commercial disputes.

****“In today’s heavily regulated, zero-tolerance environment, clients expect their advisors and providers to scrupulously comply with the letter and spirit of laws and of all applicable regulations,” said Bossidy. “Rob’s legal background combined with his hands-on business experience will help Clayton stay ahead of the new rules that are transforming our industry.”

****A member of both the Connecticut and New York bars, Harris is also a Connecticut and American Bar Foundation Fellow and has served as chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section.

****Second, Churchill Mortgage, a lender that provides conventional, FHA, VA and USDA residential mortgages across 23 states, today announced the promotions of Gary Gunn to controller and Heidi McQuaig to assistant operations manager within its corporate headquarters in Brentwood, Tenn.

****In his new position, Gunn will manage the accounting department and will be responsible for Churchill’s financial reporting. He will also ensure that branch departments are structured to maximize efficiency and profitability. Gunn brings 35 years of experience in finance and accounting, previously serving as chief financial officer for Madison Mill, Inc., a manufacturing company in Nashville, Tenn. He also served as chief financial officer of Wood Ridge Development, Inc., a residential land development company in Nolensville, Tenn. Gunn is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

****McQuaig brings nearly two decades of experience to her new position of assistant operations manager and will manage production responsibilities to ensure quicker processing times for loans. McQuaig previously served as a loan processor for Access National, Nations Home Funding, Mortgage Edge and Home Security Mortgage.