FirstClose has hired Chip Caldwell to manage the company’s Southeastern U.S. territory. The addition of Caldwell helps satisfy a growing demand for FirstClose’s end-to-end settlement services offering and supporting technology solutions for use by mortgage lenders. Caldwell is a Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) who holds extensive experience in the mortgage industry operating in an executive-level sales capacity.
“FirstClose has a unique service-centric model and technology solution offering that really sets it apart from the competition,” said Caldwell. “When I evaluated FirstClose’s model, I saw a great deal of opportunity to introduce its services and innovative solutions to lenders, which are proven to effectively manage all settlement services functions. I am very pleased to join the FirstClose team.”
He worked at Freddie Mac for 19 years where he was responsible for varying aspects of sales, business development, customer relations, account management and strategic solutions. Caldwell most recently worked for FNC, a provider of automated appraisal workflow solutions. In addition, Caldwell has experience at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta.
“Recruiting Chip along with other recent additions of senior industry veterans has strategically positioned FirstClose to capture more market share in select regional parts of the county,” stated Doug Beaty, executive vice president and national sales director of FirstClose. “We look forward to the contributions that he will undoubtedly bring to FirstClose to assist in growing our business and servicing new customers.”