Notable mortgage industry hires and promotions, Nov. 14-18

Cenlar FSB announced that Nayda McKain has been promoted to vice president and human resources business partner. She joined Cenlar in 2019 as a director and senior human resources business partner. Prior to joining Cenlar, she was at Fannie Mae, where she was chief of staff for the Southeast and Northeast regional sales divisions. She also has held positions at AIG Life Insurance Companies and Wells Fargo.

Stronghill Capital appointed Dustin Wells as co-president. He will be heading a new executive team focused on expanding the company from commercial real estate lending and scaling it with nonqualified mortgages, nonagency jumbo loans and investor-based residential programs.

Nations Lending hired Hunter Jackson as branch manager of its new location in Summerville, South Carolina. He brings more than 16 years of real estate experience to the position as a branch manager, lender, Realtor and more.

CMG Home Loans announced the addition of Matt Kron as area sales manager and branch manager of its new location in Scottsdale, Arizona. Kron joined the mortgage industry 10 years ago as a marketing intern with AmeriFirst Financial and has been with AmeriFirst for the past five years.

Merchants Bank hired Mark Harvey and Kate Vanderpool as its newest mortgage loan originators. Harvey will be based out of the company’s headquarters in Carmel, Indiana, while Vanderpool will be based in Richmond, Indiana. Prior to joining Merchants Bank, Harvey served as the producing manager for GVC Mortgage, while Vanderpool most recently worked as an insurance claims adjuster for Combined Insurance.

FirstClose announced that James Bolger has joined the company as chief financial officer. In this role, Bolger will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial affairs, including reporting, budget planning, capital raising and financing the company’s growth strategy. Prior to joining FirstClose, Bolger was the CFO of ClosingCorp. Before that, Bolger was CFO of PTI Marketing Technologies, and he held senior financial positions at Accredited Home Lenders and GreenPoint Credit Corp.


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