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Envoy Mortgage has announced its latest hiring, Michael Castanon, an executive with more than 20 years of mortgage and financial industry experience, as regional vice president of the Southwest region for Envoy Mortgage’s retail operation, which includes central and southern California and the state of Arizona. Based in Irvine, Calif., Castanon is responsible for managing and growing production volume, market share, loan officer headcount and branch locations within his region. Envoy’s Southwest region currently has California offices in Glendale, Rancho Cucamonga, Temecula, Carlsbad, and Rancho Bernardo, and Arizona offices in Phoenix and Tempe.
“These locations are just the start,” said Castanon. “Envoy has a great culture, a tremendous commitment to growth, and state-of-the-art technology. It is a winning combination that helps Envoy attract top people who want to elevate their careers, both personally and professionally. Hiring great staff is a top priority as Envoy continues to grow as a national leader in the mortgage industry.”
A native Californian, Castanon has spent his entire career in and around the mortgage industry, in roles from the capital markets to senior management of origination and operations with national mortgage banking firms. Most recently, he was senior vice president with PrimeLending for the Mountain West region, managing production from the Southwest into the Rockies and up to the Pacific Northwest.
“Michael is a very important strategic hire for us,” said Keith Frachiseur, executive vice president of production for Envoy Mortgage’s Retail Division. “He is a highly regarded executive who can recruit, manage and grow the Envoy Mortgage brand throughout this high-volume region. He is a gifted leader and exactly the sort of professional who attracts the high performers that Envoy needs to achieve its corporate growth objectives."