*Are You In Demand?*
***Yes, the unemployment numbers are bad, but that doesn’t mean nobody is hiring. As PROGRESS in Lending has reported in the past, experience matters. Several companies have seen demand for their services grow and are hiring as a result. Here are two examples of this trend:
****First, Sierra Pacific Mortgage, announced that Sean Browning has joined the company as Vice President of Retail Lending. Sean will lead Sierra Pacific’s efforts to support the existing and growing National Retail Lending Platform including branch expansion, strategic relationships, geographic growth and other Retail lending opportunities.
****Browning comes to Sierra Pacific Mortgage with over 25 years of mortgage lending experience; most recently serving as Executive Vice President of Production at Stearns Lending. Prior to Stearns, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Omni Home Financing, Sr. Vice President of Production and National Production Manager for SCME Mortgage Bankers and held Loan Production and Senior Management roles for nearly 14 years with GMAC Mortgage.
****“Sean’s broad mortgage industry background and proven success in building and leading sales efforts will be a catalyst to accomplish Sierra Pacific’s goal of establishing a strong National Retail lending business,” said Chuck Iverson, Vice President of Production for Sierra Pacific Mortgage. “There are tremendous opportunities ahead for Sierra Pacific to create a world-class retail experience for our customers,” said Mr. Iverson. “His unique and diverse background, coupled with his deep retail roots and understanding, will be an invaluable asset in this long-term effort.”
****Also, Quandis, a provider of default management technology solutions, has hired technical staff members across the board to prepare for a growing demand for its Web-based software applications.
****The company recently added new developers, business analysts, project managers and support staff to help manage the anticipation of new business and also to service existing clients.
****“The industry’s need for our solutions has been growing over the past few years and we see it continuing to do so at a steady rate,” said Scott Stoddard, CEO of Quandis. “As such, we are taking measures to ensure that we are well-prepared to board new clients and effectively support our existing customers.”
****Specifically, the new hires will focus on Quandis’ applications that include its valuation system, short sale portal, skip trace application, default module, military search service, pacer search service, and attorney compliance module, among other custom solutions. In 2010, Quanids relocated to a larger facility in order to prepare for growth and house additional staff members. The company hosts the majority of its clients in the cloud with secure data centers on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) basis.
****Quandis caters to servicers, default attorneys, lenders, banks, GSEs, collections agencies, outsourced service providers, agents, and other members of the default servicing supply chain.