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Led By New Hires, Angel Oak Expands West

Navi Persaud
Sep 11, 2020
Photo credit: Getty Images/Worawee Meepian

Angel Oak Home Loans hired senior mortgage experts Sean Casey and Kristy Benson to drive the company's expansion throughout the Western U.S. The company plans on establishing and growing retail branches in California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Arizona and Nevada.
Casey will assume the role of Western regional sales manager for Angel Oak Home Loans, overseeing branch openings and executing plans for growth across the region. He has more than 18 years of experience in the mortgage industry, previously serving as senior vice president at New American Funding. Benson will manage West regional operations. She will be responsible for providing support to Casey and Western regional teams through leading day-to-day operations, project management and team development. Benson brings more than two decades of experience in the mortgage industry, according to a press release.
"We have managed to develop and execute on a strategic game plan to grow the firm and bring our traditional and non-QM products to the Western region of the U.S.," said Richard LaNasa, president of Angel Oak Home Loans. "We are confident that Sean and Kristy are the best in the business to oversee this plan. Their knowledge of the mortgage industry and experience in team leadership and development will be key to driving success."
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