Notable mortgage industry hires and promotions, April 26-April 30

Reggora has appointed Jonathan Corr to its board of directors. Corr brings more than 25 years of technology leadership experience to the Reggora Board. Most recently, Corr spent 18 years with Ellie Mae, departing as president and CEO after the company was acquired by ICE Mortgage Technology. As a member of the Board of Directors, Corr will work closely with the leadership team, providing strategic direction in Reggora’s product development and strategic innovation.

Sagent has appointed Andrew Bon Salle to its board of directors. Bon Salle was a longtime executive as Fannie Mae, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President of Single-Family Business. Bon Salle has also served as vice president for portfolio management and senior vice president for capital markets – lender channel for the government-sponsored enterprise. Prior to joining Fannie, he worked with Hamilton Carter Smith.

Homespire Mortgage has announced that Kevin Whatley will be joining the company as its newest regional manager. He will be responsible for the strategic expansion and business development of the Texas and South-Central United States region. In his new role, Whatley will focus on continuing the growth of both Homespire’s team and reach, with an initial priority on Texas and Louisiana.

Kind Lending has announced the addition of Suzy Lindblom as chief operating officer. She brings over 40 years in the mortgage industry to the position. As COO, she will work in partnership with company president Yvonne Ketchum in overseeing many of the corporate departments, as well as working with KInd Lending to set up its Retail and Joint Venture divisions. She will build out and implement new loan product offerings and operational service model in all of the lending divisions: Wholesale, Retail and Joint Venture.

Nations Lending has announced it is welcoming Lori Phillips, vice president of production onboarding, to its team. Phillips comes to Nations Lending from Shelter Mortgage, where she worked for more than 12 years, most recently as vice president, partnership support.

Merchants Capital has hired Linda Hill as senior vice president in the tax credit equity syndications division, the company’s newest business offering. Based out of San Francisco, Hill will co-lead the tax credit equity investor relations and syndications platform at Merchants Capital and manage equity relationships with the company’s partner affordable housing sponsors. She most recently served as a senior executive within the tax credit group at Aegon Real Assets. Prior to her role at Aegon, Hill served as senior vice president of originations at Alliant Capital.

Hillwood Acquisitions has promoted Emily LaGrone to senior associate. In her new role, Emily will focus on sourcing industrial investment opportunities across the western third of the United States. Her markets stretch from Washington through California including Utah, Arizona and Colorado.


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