AMS Servicing LLC, a national specialty servicer for residential and small balance commercial mortgages, has announced the appointment of Kevin J. Cooke Jr. to the position of senior vice president, sales and business development. Cooke will report to James DePalma, executive vice president of AMS Servicing. Cooke will be responsible for the development and execution of AMS Servicing's national sales strategy. In this new role, Cooke will be targeting firms that will benefit from the company's suite of services, including loss mitigation, short sales, loan modifications, REO management and other customized services. "Kevin brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise in delivering customized default solutions to the marketplace," said DePalma. "AMS has built a platform designed to deliver practical and creative solutions to address the current and emerging challenges facing the investor and mortgage servicing community, and we are very confident Kevin's expertise will complement our tenured team and thriving business." Prior to joining AMS, Cooke held the positions of senior vice president and director of client services at MOS Group Inc., a vendor in the default-servicing industry. During his tenure, he handled client support, sales and product development and managed the company's New York production facility. Before MOS, Cooke worked at Banc of America Specialist, a unit of Bank of America, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). While there, he held the position of vice president, and was a specialist and member of the NYSE. Cooke earned a bachelor of science in finance and management from Long Island University at C.W. Post and resides in Rockville Centre, N.Y. For more information, visit www.ams-servicing.com.