Residential Finance Corporation has hired Sonya Gray as the director of organizational development. In that role, she will lead the company’s employee performance and development efforts, including the management of new hire training, mentoring and leadership programs, and succession planning.
Gray has extensive experience as a learning and development strategist in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Residential Finance, Gray served as senior manager, employee learning for Discover Home Loans Inc., a subsidiary of Discover Financial Services, where she led the training of mortgage staff and the development and design of the company’s training programs. Previously, Gray held similar duties as employee learning director for LendingTree LLC, where she managed training staff at all company locations nationwide. Gray also served as director of training and development for Baker & Taylor Inc. a Fortune 250 global information and entertainment services distribution company.
Gray will work closely with Residential Finance’s management to design and implement training and development programs.
“With Residential Finance’s aggressive multi-channel growth plans, Sonya is the perfect choice for this role,” said Mark Fowler, chief revenue officer and vice president of production. “In particular, Sonya’s experience and expertise developing training programs for high-profile lending organizations will be a huge asset as we move forward with our expansion.”
“I’m excited to join Residential Finance, a company with a solid growth plan and future,” Gray said. “The leadership at Residential Finance is committed to the professional development of employees, which makes the company a great place to work and ultimately leads to greater customer satisfaction.”