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Interfirst Mortgage Adds Wholesale Senior AE In Utah

Navi Persaud
May 21, 2021

Austen Richards joined the company as a wholesale senior account executive for the Western Division.

Interfirst Mortgage Company, a private equity-backed mortgage originator, announced that Austen Richards joined the company as a wholesale senior account executive for the Western Division.

In his role, Richards will be responsible for developing new B2B relationships with conventional mortgage brokers, credit unions, and community banks. Richards, who is based in Draper, Utah, will report to Mike Tague, senior vice president, Western Division Production for the wholesale channel.

Richards brings 15 years of mortgage industry experience to Interfirst, primarily in the wholesale channel. Before joining Interfirst, he was an account executive, Wholesale, for Rocket Pro-TPO/Quicken Loans, where he was in the President’s Club, a 10% producer, and closed over $750 million in loans in the last 12 months. Prior to that, he was a senior account executive, Wholesale, for U.S. Bank Home Mortgage, a mortgage broker for Flagship Financial Group, sales and marketing manager for S&H Professional Recruiting, and mortgage planner and senior loan consultant for New Freedom Mortgage and Utah Financial, Inc.

“Austen has a proven track record of developing sustainable relationships throughout the mortgage broker community by delivering a best-in-class customer service experience throughout the mortgage process,” said Tague. “He will be an essential part of our team as we enable our mortgage broker partners to operate more efficiently through a fiction-free technology-driven model based on service, speed and competitive pricing.”

“Today, the mortgage broker community is looking for the right mix of technology and personal interactions to help them close more loans quicker,” said Richards. “Interfirst empowers its wholesale AEs to take control over their business and put mortgage brokers first so they can better meet the needs of their customers and build market share.”

May 21, 2021
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