Mortgage Network Inc.
has announced that it has opened new branch offices in Philadelphia; Moorestown, N.J.; and Tampa, Fla., adding a total of 40 Branch Managers, Loan Officers and Operations Staff members.
Of the number of veteran mortgage professionals joining Mortgage Network, the most senior leader is District Manager Michael Burke, a 17-year mortgage industry veteran, who recently worked as District Manager at Eagle Home Mortgage, the residential mortgage arm of Lennar, a nationwide homebuilder.
"For myself and my colleagues, Mortgage Network was just a perfect fit," Burke said. "It's not about how good Mortgage Network's rates or programs are, although they have some of the best. It's the fact that Mortgage Network is led by people who love what they do. It's so apparent how passionate the company is about the mortgage business and helping people into homes. The fact that they are still going strong after 30 years says a lot, as well."
Brian Koss, Executive Vice President of Mortgage Network, said the additional offices and new hires will significantly increase the company's reach throughout the East Coast, but that was not the motivating factor behind bringing on so many people.
"Our goal is not to be the largest lender, but simply the best," Koss said. "Most of the professionals joining Mortgage Network have worked together for a long time, so we know they are hitting the ground running. They also have expert knowledge about their local markets, so in areas where multiple offers are common, they can help borrowers get ahead of the game. Most importantly, they love this business as much as we do. We are delighted to welcome them all to the Mortgage Network family and look forward to their future success."
Mortgage Network's Moorestown, N.J. office is the largest new branch, housing 13 Loan Officers and 10 operations staffers. The operations team and sales support will be led by Jenny Wiecek, most recently the District Operations Manager at Eagle Home Loans.
Erica Paradise will serve as Branch Manager of the Tampa branch office. A 12-year industry veteran, Paradise most recently served as a Senior Loan Officer at Eagle Home Mortgage.
The Philadelphia branch will be led by Jim Lamb, a 10-year veteran of the mortgage industry. Lamb last served as a Branch Manager for American Bank in Philadelphia and has also served as a Branch Manager for Eagle Home Mortgage and Residential Home Funding.