Notable mortgage industry hires and promotions, August 2-August 6

Freddie Mac has announced that Dionne Wallace Oakley will serve as the company’s senior vice president, chief human resources officer and chief diversity officer. In this role, Wallace Oakley will be a member of the company’s senior operating committee and will report directly to Freddie Mac CEO Michael DeVito. She brings over 20 years of human resources experience to Freddie Mac, most recently serving as executive vice president, human resources and strategy at Erie Insurance. She also spent more than two decades at State Farm Insurance serving in multiple positions, ranging from underwriting, public affairs, auto claims and human resources. She earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and business from Delaware State University and master’s degree in human resource development from Towson University. She will start on Sept. 15.

Citi has added Liz Bryant as its new head of mortgage sales for the U.S. Consumer Bank. She joins the team from Wells Fargo, where she served as retail national sales manager for Home Mortgage and, prior to that, head of Retail Fulfillment and Home Equity. Bryant brings more than twenty years’ experience and, in her new role, will help build out Citi’s mortgage sales team and expand digital capabilities to help meet the needs of a wide range of clients, including those living in underserved communities.

Guild Mortgage has expanded its team in South Carolina with the addition of sales manager Stephen Page in its Coastal Bluffton branch. Page brings nearly a decade of mortgage lending experience, joining Guild from Mortgage Network, Inc., where he was a loan officer for three years. Page graduated from Clemson University.

Anchor Loans has announced that Andrew Jewett has joined the company as senior vice president, enterprise sales. In this newly created position, Jewett will be responsible for account management/segmentation, sales recruitment/training, new product development/deployment, marketing and the overall growth of Anchor’s sales team and customer base. He brings more than 16 years of experience in fix-and-flip lending and real estate capital markets. He joins Anchor from Sundae, Inc., where he was head of Lending and co-head of Capital Markets. Prior to Sundae, Jewett was managing director and co-head of Capital Markets at Wedgewood; earlier in his career, Jewett served as a director of mortgage finance for Royal Bank of Scotland and as an analyst with C.D. Downer & Co. and Greenwich Capital. Jewett is a graduate of Babson College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.

Cherry Creek Mortgage hired Lorie Helms as the company’s chief technology officer. Helms, who has more than two decades in the mortgage industry, will lead Cherry Creek’s information technology operations, software development and project management teams. Prior to joining Cherry Creek, she served as chief information officer at Covius and CTO at Stewart Lender Services.

First Community Mortgage has named Tyler Smith as a branch manager in its Wilmington office. He can originate mortgages for consumers in the markets in which FCM is licensed, focusing primarily on North and South Carolina, as well as Florida, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia. He attended Maryland University and Elon University.

Pembrook Capital Management has announced that Nigel Henry has joined the firm as an analyst. In his new role, Henry will be responsible for providing analytical support for Pembrook’s Asset Management and Underwriting teams and will be based at the firm’s New York City office. He joins Pembrook after three years as a Financial Data Analyst with Parkchester Preservation Management; prior to that, he held a similar role with Tenant-U Services. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Delaware.

OptiFunder has announced the hire of Chris Baker as Warehouse Lending Operations leader. Baker joins the organization to accelerate process efficiency via automation for Warehouse Lenders and their originator clients. Baker previously led process innovation and improvement for the Wire and Warehouse Settlement departments at Merchants Bank of Indiana and NattyMac, where he worked a combined 14 years.

AHP Servicing has announced that Charles E. Halko Jr. has joined the company as chief financial officer. He brings over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry to AHP Servicing. Most recently, he spent 10 years at Selene Finance LP as CFO.


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