has announced that Tom Gillen has been named Senior Vice President of Capital Markets, where he will oversee the ongoing development of its business strategies to drive growth and strengthen the lender’s commitment to borrowers across the country.
Gillen brings more than 20 years of experience as a financial services executive, with expertise in business development, product innovation and organizational leadership. Before joining Churchill, he was Founder and Managing Partner of HedgeAdvisory, where he directed the development of the company’s products and staff and managed its GSE, investor and aggregator relations. Prior to HedgeAdvisory, Gillen served as President of Susquehanna Mortgage (acquired by BB&T in 2015), where he oversaw more than 200 employees and $16 billion-plus in servicing and origination portfolios. As SVP of Secondary Marketing for First Niagara Bank, he repositioned capital market activities for the mortgage banking business unit and developed its pricing, hedging and trading risk tolerance, product profitability and qualification models.
“Tom’s impressive success in capital markets is a result of his decision-making, strong leadership, effective communication and ability to build cohesion across an organization,” said Mike Hardwick, President of Churchill Mortgage. “His standard of excellence is an invaluable addition to our team and reinforces our commitment to improving every facet of our operations so we can continue providing borrowers with an unparalleled home buying experience.”