Lender Staffs Up To Accommodate Growth

Churchill Mortgage has added 16 new employees across its branches in Arizona, California, Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington to support its continued growth in 2015. The lender is a prominent leader in the mortgage industry, providing conventional, FHA, VA and USDA residential mortgages across 33 states.

In Brentwood, Tenn., Churchill welcomes Charlie Goodwin as a home loan specialist, who brings a decade of industry experience, Christopher Gawas a home loan specialist in training and Kristi Livingston as an underwriter. Keith Cagle and Megan Menke join as an IT support specialist and as a business development associate, respectively, and Amanda McMillan joins the lender’s Chattanooga branch as a home loan specialist.

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Churchill adds Jason Cash as a senior loan officer in San Diego and David Weaver brings more than two decades of expertise as a home loan specialist in Phoenix. In Charleston, S.C., Holly Wagner joins as a loan processor with eight years of experience, while Stephen Hewitt joins as a loan originator at the lender’s Dallas branch.

Jessica Nylen joins Churchill’s Grand Rapids, Mich. branch as a home loan specialist assistant, while Nathan Wright and Tim Wright, who bring 16 years of combined industry expertise, serve as loan officers in training. Also in Michigan at the lender’s Okemos branch, Kyle Leemon and Joseph Whittaker join as loan officers in training. Finally, Churchill welcomes Ryan Johannes as a home loan specialist in training in Gig Harbor, Wash.

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“The tremendous and ongoing growth of our staff is reflective of an improving housing market,” said Mike Hardwick, president of Churchill Mortgage. “According to the National Association of Realtors, home sales last month reached the highest level since early 2007. In response to high demand, we are continuing to recruit top talent across the country to provide borrowers with trusted and consultative services throughout the home buying process.”

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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.