Notable mortgage industry hires and promotions, July 12-July 16

Anchor Loans has announced that Matt Miles has joined the company as chief capital markets officer. Miles brings more than 20 years of experience in real estate capital markets, with a special focus on fix-and-flip lending and investment. He joins Anchor from Sundae, Inc., where he was the firm’s fix-and-flip portfolio manager and head of capital markets. Earlier in his career, Miles was a partner at Wedgewood, founding Civic Financial Services during his time there. Prior to Wedgewood, Miles spent 13 years at RBS Securities, most recently as senior vice president of investment banking and principal finance. He also founded Aperture Real Estate Ventures. Miles began his career at GE Capital and is a graduate of Michigan State University.

Selene Holdings has announced that Katie Brewer and John Vella have joined the firm as chief operating officer and chief revenue officer, respectively. In her new role, Brewer will oversee the operation and execution of Selene’s multiple lines of business, including mortgage servicing, due diligence and insurance brokerage. She will report to and partner with President and CEO Joe Davila. Before joining Selene, she served as senior vice president of valuation services at Radian. Prior to this role, Katie served as COO of Green River Capital. Vella, meanwhile, will be responsible for growing the Selene platform through strategic sales, product development, marketing and client management efforts. He will also report to and partner closely with Davila. Before joining Selene, he served as chief revenue officer for Altisource. Prior to this role, he managed large servicing and origination platforms for leading banks and mortgage companies.

LendingHome has announced it has hired Bruce Schuman, former chief financial officer at Intel Capital, as the company’s new CFO. During his more than 25 years at Intel, Schuman oversaw large finance organizations for numerous lines of business and functions, including the Data Center Products Group, Supply Chain, and Corporate Strategy. Schuman will oversee all finance functions, including FP&A, Accounting and Treasury, and will report to CEO Michael Bourque. The company also named Cherie Yu as chief marketing officer. Yu previously led the Local Marketing team at Lyft, and, prior to that, worked at Google overseeing marketing for AdSense, Display, Ad Management, and Shopping. Both will be based in Portland, Oregon.

Archer has hired Kristin Kearney Massimino as head of marketing. She joins the firm as a managing director, reporting to Archer’s CEO Thomas Foley, and will serve as a member of the executive team. In her new role, she will be responsible for leading all of Archer’s marketing efforts, including brand management, advertising, digital marketing, content development, and product go-to-market strategy. She will also direct the firm’s investor relations program and public relations outreach. While employed at TIAA and Capital Group, Massimino held several positions in product marketing, digital marketing, and content strategy. She received her MBA from The Wharton Executive MBA Program in San Francisco and a bachelor of arts from Columbia University.

Evolve Mortgage Services has hired Tim Anderson as executive vice president, director eMortgage strategy, to oversee further deployment of its end-to-end digital closing platform. The move marks Anderson’s return to Evolve, where he previously served as president of the company’s SigniaDocs subsidiary from 2007 to 2010. He has also held leadership roles at Black Knight, DocMagic and Pavaso, and most recently served as senior vice president and director of digital strategy at MortgageConnect. Anderson earned a bachelor of arts degree in marketing/marketing management at the University of Washington.

The National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) has appointed Patty Wills, national retail sales manager for reverse mortgages at Open Mortgage, as co-chair of its newly-formed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. The DEI Committee’s goal is to strengthen the reverse mortgage ecosystem by promoting diversity, equity and inclusion practices while building awareness of the issues. As co-chair, Wills will work alongside co-chair Misha Hill to spearhead strategic planning in executing the committee’s mission, including facilitating collaborations with key stakeholders and serving as a conduit for industry businesses who wish to broaden company cultures around a greater level of inclusiveness.


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