Notable mortgage industry hires and promotions, March 15-March 19

Homepoint has welcomed John Forlines as the company’s new chief risk officer and Jean Weng as its new general counsel. Forlines joins Homepoint following a 33-year career at Fannie Mae, where he most recently served as chief risk officer. Weng comes to Homepoint after serving as senior vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary at Voya Financial; prior to that, she had a 12-year career at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

Churchill Mortgage has announced that Mickey Maloney joined the organization as director of loan servicing. In this newly created role, Maloney will lead efforts to build a servicing team and assist the secondary marketing team in pricing, hedging and trading. Prior to joining Churchill Mortgage, Maloney was at Fannie Mae for 25 years, serving as vice president of relationship management and vice president of capital markets. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from James Madison University and a master’s degree with a finance concentration from the University of Maryland.

Nations Lending has added Jeff Williams, who will serve as branch manager at the company’s Raleigh location. He has more than 21 years of experience in the lending industry, most recently as a producer at Certainty Home Loans, before which he spent five years at Gateway Mortgage.

MAXEX has announced the additions of Maloch Spivey and Steven R. Valladares to the company’s management team. Spivey joins MAXEX as managing director of loan operations and transaction management, where he will lead operational delivery across the transaction lifecycle. Prior to joining MAXEX, he had a 17-year career in loan operations, most recently as a senior vice president of correspondent lending for Wells Fargo. Valladares joins MAXEX as managing director and head of sales, where he will lead the expansion of the company’s seller sales and account management infrastructure. Prior to MAXEX, Valladares was vice president of national lender development for Wells Fargo. His 33-year career includes senior sales and operations roles at Fannie Mae, Triad Guaranty Insurance Corp. and SunTrust.

FormFree has announced the appointment of Paul Finch to its board of directors. Finch has a 16-year tenure as CEO of Early Warning Services, a private fintech company owned by seven of the largest U.S. banks — Bank of America, BB&T, Capital One, JP Morgan Chase, PNC Bank, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo. He spearheaded the 2017 launch of real-time payments network Zelle. Finch retired from Early Warning in 2019, and founded financial services consulting firm PWF Advisory Services.

Verity Global Solutions announced that Binoy Mohan has joined the team as vice president of operations. Mohan has spent more than 15 years in leadership roles in the mortgage origination and retail banking domains, notably as business unit head for two different mortgage and banking business process outsourcing (BPO) organizations.


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