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Planet Home Lending Taps New Regional VP, Sales

Keith Griffin
Jun 10, 2022

Kathryn Edelen will support company’s Eastern U.S. expansion

Planet Home Lending LLC, a national mortgage lender and servicer, has hired Kathryn Edelen as regional vice president, sales. Edelen brings more than three decades of experience to help Planet grow its national footprint.

Kathryn Edelen Planet Home Lending

“Kathryn has an expansive track record of successfully growing and running large, productive teams,” said Caleb Mittelstet, Planet EVP national production, distributed retail sales. “Her comprehensive skills and team leadership will be instrumental as Planet continues to expand its retail channel."

Edelen, who will manage the Eastern U.S. for Planet, will focus on capturing market share by adding branches and mortgage loan originators.

“As the market tightens, it is important to educate and equip teams with knowledge and products that improve efficiency and support market growth,” she said. “Planet has the right platform, products, and people to succeed in this market.”

Before joining Planet, Edelen was regional sales manager at Nations Lending. She also previously served as vice president for loanDepot LLC, and regional manager for Homebridge Financial Services, Inc.

Edelen’s diverse industry background provides valuable insight into branch management, sales team leadership, and local market strategy. She started in operations, where she gained a full vision of how the business, underwriting, and sales processes work together. Edelen went on to become a $100 million+-a-year mortgage loan producer and then a branch manager.

Jun 10, 2022
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