*Lenders Beef Up Key Staff*
**Tracking New Hires**
***Lenders are preparing for a settling at worst, a turnaround at best. For example, Carrington Mortgage Services today announced the hiring of a number of mortgage industry veterans who will join the company’s Mortgage Lending Division. These new additions to the Carrington team will support the continued growth of the company’s wholesale lending channel. Churchill Mortgage had similar news. Here’s the details:
****“We are pleased to be able to attract such a high quality group of employees—demonstrating Carrington’s commitment to hiring and retaining an experienced wholesale lending team,” noted Ray Brousseau, executive vice president of Carrington Mortgage Services. “These individuals bring a wealth of knowledge and skills that will help us grow our market share within the wholesale lending space.”
****The new hires include:
****Christopher D’Auria, Director of Inside Sales: 20 years of wholesale, retail and correspondent mortgage origination experience, including 10 years in senior sales management, most recently with Live Well Financial.
****Eric Gertz, Regional Sales Manager, Los Angeles Area: Award-winning account executive and regional sales manager with 23 years of wholesale and retail lending experience, most recently with Performance Wholesale.
****Christine Lacy, Area Sales Manager, Orange, San Diego and Imperial Counties: Over 20 years of retail, wholesale, sales and management experience in mortgage lending, most recently with Capital Solutions Financial Group.
****In addition, Carrington welcomed six new account executives to its wholesale team: Bob Accorto, Mike Berlinski, James Finch, Kimberly Gale, Rich Marfino and Anthony Sarvestani.
****In other news, Churchill Mortgage, a lender that offers conventional, FHA, VA and USDA residential mortgages across 23 states, today announced Kraig Spence as its newest home loan specialist for the Herndon, Va. branch. Spence will be responsible for originating loans, consulting with borrowers and advising prospective homebuyers on the steps toward homeownership.
****Spence began his career as a compliance administrator for Community Bank of Northern Virginia. Prior to joining Churchill, he served as a retail branch manager for Newday USA, where he was responsible for generating more than $13 million in annual revenue. While there, he was a six-time winner of the Distinguished Leader Award for his contributions in loan officer training and innovative point of sale development. Spence is also a six-time inductee into the company’s President’s Club for his outstanding personal loan production and was recognized as Loan Officer of the Year in 2003 and 2011. In addition, he has been a member of the Virginia Bankers Association for more than 12 years.