Notable mortgage industry additions and promotions, Sept. 18-22

Guaranteed Rate announced that Ryan Ogata has transitioned to lead the company’s reverse mortgage division as executive vice president of reverse mortgage lending. Ogata has been with Guaranteed Rate since 2017 and was previously the company’s divisional manager for the Pacific West region. Before that, he was the regional manager for Northern California.

Alterra Home Loans announced that it promoted Fernando Ospina to president. Ospina, who has worked for the firm since 2018, formerly served as Alterra’s senior vice president of national production for the past year. As president, Ospina will oversee the firm’s strategic direction, operational activities and growth initiatives.

Nations Lending hired Michael Farrell as senior divisional manager of affiliated partnerships. In this role, he will focus on developing relationships with real estate companies, builders and affiliate business partners to better serve the needs of customers.

Planet Home Lending named Andy Griggs as branch manager of its newly opened office in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Dark Matter Technologies, newly established from the former Black Knight divisions divested to a subsidiary of Constellation Software, named Rich Gagliano as CEO. Gagliano is the former president of the origination technologies division at Black Knight.

Incenter added three new executive leaders. JB Long was named chief revenue officer of Incenter, as well as the new president of Incenter Mortgage Advisors. Steve Winnie was appointed as chief legal and compliance officer. Fred Baiz was named chief technology officer. Long is a former long-time executive with EverBank and TIAA Bank. Winnie previously led Incenter’s CampusDoor business unit, while Baiz is the founder of information technology consulting and services firm Boomtown CIO.


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