Parkside Lending has announced the addition of three industry veterans to its team to manage its rapidly growing business. Gail Dolton (pictured right) has been hired as general counsel with responsibility for managing all of Parkside’s legal affairs, including the areas of corporate governance, contracts, and intellectual property. She is also a member of the Parkside executive team and works closely with Parkside’s compliance, audit and vendor management functions.
Dolton brings more than 20 years of industry experience to her position. Her background includes roles as general counsel with BondDesk Group, Rex & Co., and several real estate and consumer lending divisions of Transamerica Corporation. She has a BA in Economics from University of California at Davis and a J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at University of California at Berkeley. Dolton is active in her Marin County community as a current board member and past president of the Angel Island Conservancy.
Laurie Spira (pictured left) has been hired as chief compliance officer with responsibility for managing Parkside Lending’s compliance management system and ensuring it is integrated into the overall framework for product design, delivery, and administration. Spira brings 16 years of industry experience in policies and procedures, project management, risk management, and compliance for a variety of lenders and most recently was the chief compliance officer at DocMagic, a mortgage technology solution provider.
Spira has a BA in English from California State University at Long Beach. She stays involved with her community as a volunteer Master Food Preserver for the University of California Cooperative Extension, where she teaches about food preservation and safety at various county events.
Jo-Ann Krueger (pictured right) has been hired as closing manager with responsibility for managing closings and funding personnel, as well as Parkside’s Lisle, Ill., office. Krueger brings 30 years of experience in retail, wholesale and correspondent lending to Parkside Lending, including work in processing, underwriting, compliance, and closing management.
“We are privileged to expand our Parkside Lending management team with such outstanding talent that will allow us to continue our successful growth nationally,” said Parkside Lending’s CEO Matthew Ostrander.