Churchill Mortgage has opened its first physical branch in Portland, Ore. Licensed home loan specialist Dave Gillihan manages the branch, leveraging more than three decades of industry expertise, including 15 years of valuable leadership experience earned while serving as owner and operator at Four Seasons Mortgage Company and The Gillihan Lending Group, Inc. In both roles, Gillihan specialized in originating conventional prime, FHA, VA and USDA residential mortgages for borrowers in the greater Portland area.
Previously, Gillihan served as vice president at Cornerstone Home Lending, CTX Mortgage Company and Citicorp Mortgage; branch manager at First Horizon Home Loans and Continental Mortgage; and loan officer at First National Bank. He is a graduate of Southern Oregon State College in Ashland, Ore. where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing.
To support efforts in Oregon, Churchill also welcomes Laurie Gillihan as office manager, who brings 27 years of experience. The lender also adds Evan Luchaco and Ian McCormick as home loan specialists; Roger Wightman as marketing director; Katherine Foushee as a processor; and Janet Calo as a receptionist.
“Our newest branch in Portland is a notable achievement in our efforts to provide sound financial services to borrowers across the country,” said Mike Hardwick, president of Churchill Mortgage. “Dave and his team’s extensive knowledge of and experience in the mortgage industry are indispensible assets that will be fundamental in growing our business in the Pacific Northwest. We look forward to their success in helping Oregon families own homes.”