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.
“Chicago is the next logical location for Hammerhouse to expand its national footprint and deploy our unique model-matching process to help mortgage bankers and depositories expand top line revenue by adding experienced mortgage professionals,” said Drew Waterhouse, managing director of Hammerhouse LLC. “We believe many of our clients will be better served with our local presence in Chicago, and by working with John to leverage his experience in making high quality, inaccessible and model-matched candidates accessible on an ongoing basis.”
Van Tassel assumes his role with seven years of experience in nationwide recruiting of mortgage production professionals. For the last two years, Van Tassel has worked for Hammerhouse as vice president of strategic growth at the company’s headquarters in Mission Viejo, Calif. where he helped clients build out sales, executive leadership and production teams. Previously, Van Tassel was part of American Home Mortgage’s internal recruiting department focusing on recruiting production professionals for the retail, wholesale and correspondent channels.