Mortgage Network, Inc. added more than 20 new mortgage professionals to its Pennsylvania sales force in recent months. The company's recent recruitment effort includes three executive managers and 10 new team members in its Lancaster, Pennsylvania branch office, located in one of the fastest growing housing markets in the commonwealth.
Many of the new hires have more than 10 years of mortgage banking experience and long track records of serving borrowers in Pennsylvania. Chris Blanchard (NMLS# 656984), district manager in the greater Philadelphia market, is a 16-year industry veteran and previously served as regional manager for American Home Mortgage and an area manager for Wells Fargo. Kevin Gaffney (NMLS# 134515), branch manager in the company's West Chester office, has more than 15 years of mortgage industry experience and was previously at Academy Mortgage and Mortgage America.
Kevin Downs (NMLS# 141106), a top producer for many local lenders and was a successful businessman in York for many years, has returned to Mortgage Network as manager of the York office. David Payonk (NMLS# 403938) has also been named the manager of Mortgage Network's Clarks Summit office after a successful career as a top producer for Wells Fargo Home Loans. Wayne Angelo (NMLS# 143707), new branch manager of the Lancaster office, was a leading manager for Cole Taylor Mortgage and a past president of the Pennsylvania Mortgage Brokers Association.
Other new hires in Mortgage Network's Lancaster office include:
Leslie Kuffel McLaughlin (NMLS# 143724), sales manager
Scott Gillespie (NMLS# 128291), senior loan officer
Jack Bennett (NMLS# 143151) and Claudia Forrey (NMLS# 704491), senior loan officers
Antoinette Vizzi and Michelle Mayo, underwriters
Andrea Caswell, senior processor
Yvonne Bowman and Kim Miley, assistants
New hires in other Pennsylvania locations include:
Augustin Wagner (NMLS# 1073508), loan officer in the West Chester office
James Kadingo (NMLS# 909485), sales assistant in the West Chester office
Lou Rose (NMLS# 146983), loan officer in the Clark's Summit office
Jennifer Lafreniere, sales assistant in the Clark's Summit office
Stephanie Weinstein (NMLS# 153447), loan officer in the Conshohocken Office
Chas Jones (NMLS# 250305), loan officer in the York office
Timothy Hatter (NMLS# 130921), sales manager in the Doylestown office
Daphne Guillemin (NMLS# 132297), sales assistant in the greater Philadelphia market
John Obleschuck (NMLS# 138730), loan officer in the Whitehall office
"We are thrilled to bring on so many trusted Pennsylvania mortgage professionals with veteran leadership and local market expertise," said Brian Koss, Mortgage Network executive vice president. "With Pennsylvania enjoying a very healthy housing market, the caliber of our sales force represents a win for our customers and referral sources alike."