Planet Home Lending LLC
has named Mike Lee Senior Vice President of National Production. Lee is also a member of the company's Executive Committee.
In his new role, Lee will lead all sales activities in distributed retail and third-party origination channels throughout the U.S. He will be responsible for strategically building and managing corporate and branch franchises, including recruiting, on-boarding and transition activities. Lee will recruit and hire top-tier distributed Retail Branch Managers and Loan Originators in the company's key markets.
"It is extremely important that we find the right partnerships because our primary goal is to invest in and support sustainable and scalable growth,” said Lee. “Far too many growth companies' primary efforts are in new branch acquisitions rather than creating a balance between new growth opportunities and fully supporting their existing branch network."
Before joining Planet, Lee was Executive Vice President for the Western U.S. at Cross Country Mortgage, where he was responsible for business development, recruiting, operations, fulfillment and strategic planning. Prior to that, Lee held executive positions in sales and production at Peoples Home Equity Inc. and CMG Financial. Earlier in his career, he served as Executive Vice President of National Production for WMC Mortgage, a GE Money Company.
"Mike has vast experience in building loan production and is the perfect person to lead our expansion efforts," said Mike Dubeck, president and CEO of Planet Home Lending. "We are confident he will help us become one of the top mortgage companies in both production volume and geographic reach."