Stearns Lending Inc. has announced the appointment of Aaron Samples as the company’s new vice president of strategic development, where he will be responsible for leading Stearns' MSR Acquisitions Platform, as well as growing strategic production channels.
“Aaron is a welcome addition to the Stearns leadership team. His extensive knowledge of lending strategies, credit quality, risk analysis, and mortgage servicing will be vital to Stearns as we pursue new opportunities for growth of our mortgage servicing portfolio,” said Brian S. Hale, CEO of Stearns Lending. “He also brings a proven track record of success in sourcing opportunities that will further the Company’s loan production capabilities across all three of our lending channels. Stearns is very pleased to have Aaron Samples on our team as we continue to be the employer of choice for extraordinary talent.”
Prior to joining Stearns Lending, Samples served as vice president of business development at Nationstar Mortgage Special Servicing, where he was responsible for the acquisition of mortgage servicing rights, subservicing residential loan portfolios, outsource portfolio refinance, REO financing, as well as outsource loan originations. While at Nationstar, Samples also held numerous sales management positions for their Correspondent, Outside Sales, Inside Sales, and Wholesale Divisions. In addition, he has held management positions with RealManage LLC and CTX Mortgage.
“Aaron is an excellent addition to our strategic development team,” said James Hecht, EVP of strategic development. “His vast accomplishments in building profitable strategic alliances with key industry partners make him a valuable asset under the Stearns brand.”