Stonegate Mortgage Corporation has announced the opening of a new regional operations center in Oak Brook, Ill. that will focus on loan servicing and originations. Leading the new office will be Stonegate Mortgage’s Paul Wyner, senior vice president of Third Party Origination who will be on-site and joined by two operations managers: Arthur Lewis, who will be responsible for correspondent lending operations, and Laurie Veasy, who will be responsible for Loan Fulfillment Operation –Underwriting and Closing. Paul joined Stonegate Mortgage in July 2012 and has a combined 17 years of experience in third party origination channels, as Senior Vice President/Divisional Sales Manager for Flagstar Bank for the past five years and regional manager for InterFirst/ABN AMRO. Arthur Lewis joins Stonegate Mortgage from RBC Mortgage Company where he spent two years as the Director of Contract Risk Management Services. Prior to that, he was with Washington Mutual Bank as Vice President of Strategic Risk in the Correspondent Channel. Laurie Veasy has over 25 years of experience in all phases of mortgage banking that includes more than ten years supervising and managing successful teams in high volume environments. Prior to joining Stonegate, Laurie was a Team Manager at Fifth Third Mortgage Company. “The Oak Brook location is the first step in our continuing efforts to expand our presence nationwide. Our goal is to staff this operational center with a team of over 50 seasoned industry veterans from the local market who are enthusiastic about serving the greater Chicago area,” Bryan Specht, COO of Stonegate Mortgage said. “I am confident that Paul, Arthur and Laurie will provide great leadership and continue to demonstrate Stonegate’s dedication to quality and commitment to superior customer service as we move forward to expand our national footprint.” Stonegate Mortgage has intensified its focus on providing mortgage finance solutions within its retail network, adding strategic assets and people to further develop their offerings and enhance their relationships across the mortgage industry. Stonegate recently announced that it has raised $115 million in a private offering of its common stock.