Total Mortgage Services LLC has announced it has hired Andy Pettola as executive vice president to lead the wholesale lending division, Total Mortgage Wholesale. Pettola joins Total Mortgage Wholesale with 21 years of mortgage industry experience as well as 10 years of success in building and retaining high performance mortgage sales teams that deliver top production rankings. In his new role, Pettola is being charged with increasing wholesale production volume and hiring, as well as developing and motivating high quality account executives throughout the United States.
Immediately joining Pettola at Total Mortgage Wholesale, is a team of nine account executives, all from MSI, that were responsible for over $1 billion in loan production in 2013 .
“Andy Pettola is a proven leader with core sales management skills, market vision and the ability to bring professionals together and focus on a common goal,” said John Walsh, president of Total Mortgage Services. “During his career, Andy has consistently exceeded both sales and profitability benchmarks while providing a best-in-class service experience to the mortgage broker community. We are extremely pleased to have him join our leadership team.”
Pettola joins Total Mortgage Wholesale from MSI, where as divisional vice president he created and led the Northeast Region sales force and achieved the top regional production ranking within 12 months. His team at MSI funded an average of $1 billion a year by supporting over 400 clients. Previously, Pettola was a Northeast regional vice president at Amtrust, where he significantly grew a sales team and maintained a top ranking in production volume. Prior to this position, he was regional vice president at MortgageIT/Duetsche Bank, where he developed and staffed the Northeast Region operational and sales infrastructure and maintained a top regional ranking in both production and profitability.