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National Mortgage Professional
Mar 04, 2009

Mortgage Spirit hires new VP of sales and marketingMortgagePress.comMortgage Spirit, Keith Kemph, Joel Horn, Southern Illinois University Mortgage Spirit, a Denver-based provider of revenue management and loan search and pricing technologies for the mortgage industry, has named Keith Kemph as vice president of sales and marketing. Kemph's responsibilities focus on identifying and marketing to business owners in the mortgage banking business to advance the ongoing growth of Mortgage Spirit's sales division. His role also includes building on the existing client database, marketing and selling to the prospect database, attending industry-focused tradeshows and assisting with the client transition and client setup of Mortgage Spirits product and pricing engine. Prior to joining Mortgage Spirit, Kemph served as national sales manager for Calyx Software where he built and managed sales, marketing and business development strategies for the Calyx Network. Prior to this position, he was the vice president of national sales for First Franklin Financial, a subsidiary of Merrill Lynch, for seven years where he was responsible for the development and deployment of all strategies that drove sales and utilization of all customer-facing software through a sales staff of 650 sales representatives, 60 mid-level managers and 20,000 end users. "Our management team includes highly qualified and experienced mortgage professionals and this enables Mortgage Spirit to offer technology products and services that are built by mortgage professionals for mortgage professionals," said Joel Horn, president of Mortgage Spirit. "Keith's extensive background and expertise in the mortgage industry benefit both our organization and our customers and help us to grow our national presence." Kemph is a graduate of Southern Illinois University. He is involved in several professional organizations including ExecuNet, MicroMentor, Mortgage Bankers Association, National Association of Mortgage Brokers and the American Management Association. For more information, visit
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