Good Lenders Are Growing

To accommodate continued growth, Churchill Mortgage expanded its team with 27 new employees across its branches in California, Mississippi, Washington, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, adding more than 270 years of industry experience. Churchill is a leader in the mortgage industry providing conventional, FHA, VA and USDA residential mortgages across 33 states.

In Brentwood, Tenn., Churchill welcomes Beverly Mitchell as a remote underwriter with 28 years of industry experience and Sam Gauthier as branch operations manager, as well as Anna Castillo, Leilani Braxton-HuntSarah Olsen and Rochelle Clarke, who join as processors. The lender also adds Rebecca Lewis as a home loan specialist assistant, Dana Darden as set up coordinator, Chris Talley and Angel Mariscal as technical support specialists and Brianne Lutes and Brandi Birdwell as an accountant and customer care specialist, respectively. Also in Tennessee at Churchill’s Chattanooga branch, Elizabeth Fiallojoins as customer care specialist with more than 30 years of industry experience.

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The lender adds Kyle Mazeikas and Ashley Jackson as home loan specialists and John Richard-Fox as a senior loan officer to its Houston branch, while Kristina Sifuentez and Cynthia Carranza join its North Texas branch as set up coordinators. Carranza also serves as office manager. In Dallas, Adrianna Lopez joins as a processor.

Churchill’s Herndon, Va. branch adds Judith Wrenn as a processor, Julie Anderson as a home loan specialist assistant, and Austin Jobson and Katherine Jobson as administrators. In Orange, Calif., the lender welcomes Elaine Sanchez as customer care specialist and Faith Norris as a processor. Audra McCarley joins the Tupelo, Miss. branch as an administrative assistant and Angela Cabe joins the Gig Harbor, Wash. branch as a loan production coordinator.

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“The significant growth we have experienced since the beginning of the year is encouraging and reflects our intensified recruiting efforts to ensure we continue supporting the needs of borrowers across the country,” said Mike Hardwick, president of Churchill Mortgage. “Our outlook for the remainder of 2015 is positive; the National Association of Realtors reported that first-time home buyers accounted for nearly 30 percent of U.S. home sales last month and a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association showed that applications for loans to purchase homes increased five percent last week – the highest level since June 2013. This progress is proof that the industry is turning the corner and we’re excited to be a part of it.”

About The Author

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Tony Garritano
Tony Garritano is chairman and founder at PROGRESS in Lending Association. As a speaker Tony has worked hard to inform executives about how technology should be a tool used to further business objectives. For over 10 years he has worked as a journalist, researcher and speaker in the mortgage technology space. Starting this association was the next step for someone like Tony, who has dedicated his career to providing mortgage executives with the information needed to make informed technology decisions. He can be reached via e-mail at tony@progressinlending.com.