National mortgage lender Waterstone Mortgage Corp. has named Catherine Mauldin as director of strategic growth, a new position for the lender, the company said.
In this role, Mauldin will support Waterstone Mortgage’s nationwide growth strategies — including developing existing markets and adding new branches and sales team members that fit the company’s goals, business model, and culture, the company said.
She will also collaborate with the company’s sales leadership team to formulate recruiting plans and develop innovative sourcing strategies that will contribute to Waterstone Mortgage’s corporate growth objectives, the company said.
“Catherine’s expertise in mortgage lending recruiting make her the perfect fit for this role,” said Kevin Allen, Waterstone Mortgage SVP, Sales. “She also has significant experience advising branches on process improvement, increasing efficiencies, and utilizing KPIs.”
Allen added that Mauldin “is an outstanding addition to our nationwide sales team, and I look forward to working with her as we help Waterstone Mortgage achieve growth in 2022 and beyond.”
Mauldin has more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry, working as a loan originator, processor, wholesale executive, business development associate/recruiter, project manager, and product owner. Most recently, she served as the sales program leader for Embrace Home Loans.
“I am excited to work with an incredibly talented team at Waterstone Mortgage — from sales to operational support,” Mauldin said. “Waterstone is committed to delivering exceptional resources for our loan originators — ensuring that they have the best technology solutions, operational support, and products to support their business goals. I am thrilled to be part of the Waterstone Mortgage story and to share that story with others.”
Founded in 2000, Waterstone Mortgage lends in 48 states. In 2020, it set a company record of $4.5 billion in annual loan origination volume. Headquartered in Pewaukee, Wisc., Waterstone Mortgage is a wholly owned subsidiary of WaterStone Bank SSB, which, in turn, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Waterstone Financial, Inc.