Stearns Lending LLC has announced that John Adam has joined the company as executive vice president, national head of retail lending. Prior to joining Stearns, Adam served as the Northeast sales executive for Bank of America, which included market leadership of the Northeast, Midwest, and mid-Atlantic markets. There, in addition to leading a 500-person integrated retail sales team, he held leadership roles in sales training, product development and organizational/compensation development.
Prior to his tenure at Bank of America, Adam spent 14 years leading and building sales teams throughout the Eastern U.S. for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. While at Wells, he assumed numerous leadership roles in disciplines that included strategy formation, change management, and developing a nationally recognized sales trading curriculum.
“Stearns is pleased to welcome someone of John’s caliber to the senior executive team. He brings a passion for growth, and we look forward to the valuable contributions he will make as we continue to grow our Retail footprint across the United States,” said Brian Hale, chief executive officer of Stearns Lending. “John is an exceptional leader whose thirty years of Retail Mortgage experience will be invaluable to our strategic goals of growth and dominance in the Retail Mortgage Lending space.”