has been named national strategic sales manager at Paramount Residential Mortgage Group (PRMG)
, with the responsibility of helping grow market share through PRMG’s various channels. Hooper will lead a team of managers and sales staff to increase market share, and will aid PRMG in their continual expansion within the non-delegated correspondent channel. Hooper will report directly to Kevin Peranio, PRMG’s chief lending officer.
Prior to joining PRMG, Hooper held various senior leadership roles at several national wholesale lenders, including regional vice president of sales for U.S. Bank; regional sales manager of the Southwest region for EquiFirst; and most recently, first vice president-TPO and non-delegated at Freedom Mortgage.
In 2015, Hooper was recognized by National Mortgage Professional Magazine in the Top “40 Under 40” in the mortgage business. Today, he participates in both state and national level organizations for the mortgage community.
“James comes to us as an accomplished sales and management executive with a proven track-record of successful development and execution of creative sales strategies,” said Peranio. “We are very confident that along with his extensive experience in developing high-performing sales teams that he will be successful in helping PRMG grow our sales force in alignment with our goal to gain market share through various channels as we continue to build our footprint nationally.”