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360 Mortgage Group Continues Expansion With Addition of New AEs


360 Mortgage Group has announced the hiring of Kim Bessette and Jennifer Warthen as wholesale account executives, with more than 25 years of combined wholesale mortgage lending experience. Bessette and Warthen will be working to develop new business relationships and will consult, educate, train and support high quality mortgage brokers in their respective markets. Bessette will focus her efforts on supporting the mortgage broker community in the Central & Northeastern Florida region, while Warthen will focus on the San Diego, Calif. area.Click to continue

HOPE NOW Reaches Out to 1,000 Midwest Families With Mortgage Assistance


HOPE NOW, and its partners, hosted events recently in Chicago and Indianapolis, where nearly 1,000 families received face-to-face mortgage assistance from mortgage servicers, non-profit housing counselors and others. The two events were co-sponsored by the Obama Administration’s Making Home Affordable Program and NeighborWorks America. Approximately 650 families attended in Chicago on April 23rd and about 350 were in Indianapolis on April 25th seeking mortgage help.Click to continue

Jeffrey McGuiness Named CEO of Lenders One


Lenders One Mortgage Cooperative has announced the appointment of Jeffrey R. McGuiness as its new chief executive officer. McGuiness assumes this position after former CEO and co-founder, Scott Stern, announced that he would leave the company to pursue other entrepreneurial opportunities. McGuiness brings more than two decades of experience in the financial industry to Lenders One, with particular emphasis on building correspondent, retail and direct to consumer operations. Most recently, McGuiness was executive vice president of consumer banking and originations at St.Click to continue

HOPE NOW Event Assists Nearly 3,500 At-Risk Nevada Homeowners


A two-day homeownership event held in Las Vegas drew 3,500 Nevada families seeking mortgage assistance. HOPE NOW, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and more than 20 local organizations hosted the event, which allowed at-risk homeowners the chance to meet face to face with their mortgage servicer or a local non-profit housing counselor. The event, held at the Cashman Center, hosted 1,420 families on day one of the event and saw 2,019 homeowners come through the doors on the second day.Click to continue

NMP Mortgage Professional of the Month: Len Oslar, Senior Vice President, Nationwide Equities Corporation

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Each month, National Mortgage Professional Magazine will focus on one of the industry's top players in our "Mortgage Professional of the Month" feature. Our readers are encouraged to contact us by e-mail at to be considered for a future "Mortgage Professional of the Month" feature article. This month, we had a chance to chat with Len Oslar, senior vice president of Nationwide Equities Corporation.Click to continue

Wholesale Leader Joins Ellie Mae


Ellie Mae Inc., a provider of automation solutions for the residential mortgage industry, has announced the hiring of wholesale veteran Lisa Schreiber as the company’s new vice president of lender business development. As VP of lender business development, Schreiber will oversee the company’s efforts to build and maintain productive, collaborative relationships with mega-lenders and correspondent investors.Click to continue

Wholesale Leader to Take the Reins at Wholesale Only Lender

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360 Mortgage Group has announced the addition of Al Crisanty to the company as vice president of national wholesale production. Crisanty will oversee 360 Mortgage Group’s territory sales managers as the firm seeks to expand its operations to all 50 states. Crisanty brings more than 25 years of results-oriented management and leadership experience to the position, in all areas of the mortgage origination process, including secondary marketing, retail, wholesale and correspondent lending.Click to continue

TMS Funding Adds Five to Bolster Its Wholesale Support


TMS Funding, the wholesale residential lending channel of Total Mortgage Services LLC, has announced the hiring of five additional wholesale account executives, Scott Beckwith, Craig Castronovo, Tracey Ibsen, Robert (Bob) Lukowski Jr. and Matthew Neeley. The fives new hires brings 72 years of combined experience in developing new business relationships and supporting high quality mortgage brokers to the TMS Funding team. These new hires increase the number of wholesale account executives at TMS Funding to 12, servicing 10 states.Click to continue

Hammerhouse Expands Into the Chicago Market Led by John Van Tassel

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Hammerhouse LLC, a national recruiting and strategic growth firm for the financial service industry with mortgage sales and leadership placement at its core, has announced that it has expanded its national footprint by opening a new regional office in Chicago. This new office, the company’s third in the nation, will be managed by John Van Tassel, vice president of strategic growth, and will work with both national and regional clients to help grow their sales leadership, production teams and branch networks.Click to continue