New Hires Emphasize A Desire For Talent

*New Hires Emphasize A Desire For Talent*
**Tracking Some New Hires**

***Everyone respects talent. Maybe you love music and there’s this one singer that lifts your spirits. Maybe you love TV and you have to rush home to see this one show every week. Maybe you love art and every time you see this one painter’s work you are just blown away. The point is that being good at something matters. And this translates to business, as well. You want the most talented person on your team. Having said that, here are some new hires that really stand out:

****Gateway Mortgage Group , a privately held mortgage company offering originations, servicing and correspondent lending, named David Robinson regional vice president and director of Alternative Sales Channels. He is responsible for developing strategic partnerships within the residential real estate markets as well as assisting in the company’s expansion into Florida.

****Robinson has more than 25 years of senior level management experience in the mortgage industry and has supervised all aspects of multi-branch mortgage organizations, including overseeing more than 850 loan officers and 180 branches nationwide. Prior to joining Gateway, he was senior vice president of Builder Services and business manager for central Florida for SunTrust Mortgage. Robinson was also senior vice president and director of business arrangements for First Horizon Home Loans and executive vice president of CTX Mortgage Company.

****“As Gateway continues to grow and expand into new markets, we are certain from David’s experience and knowledge that he will be an asset to our team and the company’s future,” said Kevin Stitt, president of Gateway Mortgage Group. “Because of his experience, he is well equipped to build and enhance relationships within the real estate community, our customers and employees.”

****Also, Hammerhouse LLC, an expanding national recruiting and strategic growth firm for the financial service industry with mortgage sales and leadership placement at its core, has announced the hiring of Sheri Ellen Schwartz as VP, Senior Strategic Growth Partner. Sheri Ellen will help support Hammerhouse’s client growth and expand the company’s national mortgage recruiting infrastructure. Sheri Ellen will report directly to Drew Waterhouse, managing director and CEO of Hammerhouse and will be based in our Orange County, CA office.

****Sheri Ellen’s sales, recruiting and management career spans more than 20 years. As she began her focus in the mortgage and banking industry in 2000 working internally with regional and national mortgage bankers and depositories. She has been involved in sourcing, attracting, helping to hire and retain all levels of professionals nationally in Wholesale, Retail, Builder, Real Estate Joint Ventures and Escrow related organizations. She has extensive experience in both Sales and Operations placements from senior level leadership to individual contributors and is well connected and respected within the mortgage community.

****Sheri Ellen’s career began in 1990 with Kinko’s Inc. as a Human Resources Manager and Regional Trainer for 35 branches in the Los Angeles area. She made a move to The Automobile Club of Southern California where she managed 4 states as a Human Resources representative responsible for employee relations, benefits and recruiting. Under her leadership   the call center grew from 200 to 500 employees. Throughout her career Sheri Ellen has proven to be a trusted consultant to the candidates she recruits and the clients with whom she works.