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Castle & Cooke Mortgage LLC has announced the promotion of Ernie Martinez to the position of branch manager for the firm's El Paso, Texas location. In his new role, Martinez will lead a team of exceptional mortgage professionals at the company’s El Paso branch. He will also expand Castle & Cooke Mortgage’s market share, while strengthening and cultivating new referral partnerships.
“Ernie Martinez is a highly skilled mortgage industry veteran who is dedicated to bettering his community and the industry,” said Adam Thorpe, president and chief operating officer of Castle & Cooke Mortgage. “We are confident that along with his prior experience in managing successful teams, Ernie will excel at representing the impressive group of mortgage loan originators in El Paso.”
Martinez joined Castle & Cooke Mortgage in May 2012 as a senior mortgage loan originator. He previously served in a number of management roles with other large financial institutions, including Open Mortgage, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Martinez started his career in banking in 1996 and has worked in the mortgage industry since 2002.
“I am excited to make an existing strong team even stronger by helping them provide the reality of homeownership to the families of El Paso,” Martinez said. “I look forward to assisting the loan originators I am going to lead, and helping them achieve and hit the goals they’ve set for themselves.”
Martinez was the recipient of the Chairman’s Club Award in 2014 and the President’s Club Award in 2013. The awards recognize Castle & Cooke Mortgage employees who have advanced the company through extraordinary efforts. He is also a member of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP).