Planet Home Lending
has announced that Bill Ervin has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development, supporting the company’s retail originations channel. Ervin brings expertise gained from more than two decades of mortgage banking industry experience at companies ranging from technology start-ups to global banks.
“Ervin is an accomplished mortgage industry executive who’s great at relationship building,” said Planet Financial Group President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dubeck. “His unique experiences in sales, business development, and technology will help us continue to grow Planet Home Lending’s consumer-direct business.”
Previously, Ervin was Senior Business Development Manager at CrossCountry Mortgage and Citibank. While at Citibank, Ervin launched a partnership channel that drove more than $1 billion in annual builder and Realtor mortgage referral volume.
Ervin’s technology background includes co-founding Envision Real Estate Software, Inc., which ABN AMRO Mortgage Group later acquired.
“Planet has a unique value proposition. It’s a ground-floor opportunity for highly productive branches and large-volume loan originators to run a territory or manage an area for a well-funded, mature company that’s pivoting into retail,” Ervin said. “We have experienced, savvy leadership at the helm and the financial backing to grow even in a rising-rate environment.”