Venta Financial Group, Inc. (Venta), a wholesale and retail mortgage banker, announced that it hired Mark Ciolfi as executive vice president (EVP). As EVP, Ciolfi’s primary focus will be to help Venta increase its production on a national level through strategic expansion into new regions, launch new programs and manage and support current and new branches.
Ciolfi holds over 20 years of experience in mortgage banking, most recently as an executive at First Choice Loan Services (a wholly owned subsidiary of First Choice Bank). Prior to that, he was the former president of residential lending at Brazos National Bank. In addition, he was the director of national production at Hinnie Mae and the founder and CFO of First Team Lending, among others. He has also earned the distinction of certified community bank compliance officer.
“Our culture, mission and passion for sustainable homeownership is something we place a great emphasis on,” said Jason Madiedo, CEO of Venta. “We’re committed to growing by enhancing the mortgage lending experience for borrowers, production staff, operations and all members of the lending supply chain. The addition of Mark will give us significant lift on the production front and growth of our company. We will also be announcing the hiring of other executives joining the Venta team in the coming weeks.”