Avista Solutions has announced the promotion of Michael Picker to the position of senior vice president of sales. Coinciding with Picker’s new role is his relocation to Avista’s corporate headquarters in Charleston, S.C. from his home state of Missouri. He brings more than 14 years mortgage software sales experience to his new role. Since Picker’s joining Avista Solutions in 2006, Avista has experienced a period of tremendous growth, including the addition of tens of thousands of users across the U.S.A.
“Michael has been a valuable asset to Avista Solutions,” said Avista Solutions Chief Executive Officer Mark Phlieger. “As we’ve hit milestones such as our 10-year anniversary and expansion to a new corporate headquarters in Charleston, Michael has served as an outstanding leader, spreading the word about Avista’s award-winning LOS to mortgage lenders across the country. I look forward to seeing him direct Avista’s sales team to continued success as he begins this new chapter of his career.”
As Avista Solutions’ SVP of sales, Picker will be responsible for all sales functions and personnel. Picker said he looks forward to achieving company growth plans as he introduces mortgage lenders to Avista’s cloud-based mortgage technology platform.
“I am honored by this recognition and look forward to further accelerating Avista’s record growth of the past two years as I embark on this next step in Charleston,” Picker said. “Avista has seen an increased demand for cloud-based mortgage technology over the past 10 years. Lenders not only want the best technology available, they want a proven and stable business partner to collaborate with. It’s exciting to be a part of a rapidly growing company and work in a team environment with such talented people.”