Open Mortgage has announced the appointment of Joe Morris as senior vice president of reverse mortgage lending. Joe will join Open Mortgage's current VP of Lending Greg Block, concentrating on the reverse mortgage market. Joe was previously the founder and COO of Unity Mortgage which became the major component of Financial Freedom. In addition, he was the founder and CEO of Generation Mortgage Company. Most recently, Joe managed a reverse mortgage call center for First National Bank in Layton, Utah, recruiting and training loan officers to be successful phone sales personnel. Joe holds a permanent board position on the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA). Joe is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology with a BS in industrial management and maintains his residency in Kennesaw, Ga.
"With the appointment of Joe as a strong leader in Reverse Mortgages, coupled with our technological services, and customer commitment, Open Mortgage plans to move up the rankings and place ourselves in the top ten largest of reverse mortgage lenders," said Scott Gordon, chief executive officer of Open Mortgage.