Notable mortgage industry hires and promotions, June 21-June 25

Sandra L. Thompson has been announced as the acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Since 2013, she has served as deputy director of the Division of Housing Mission and Goals, where she oversaw the FHFA’s housing and regulatory policy, capital policy, financial analysis, fair lending and all mission activities for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks. Prior to joining FHFA, Thompson worked at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for more than 23 years in a variety of leadership positions, most recently as director, Division of Risk Management Supervision.

Freddie Mac announced that Alberto G. Musalem has been elected to its board of directors effective June 17. Currently, Musalem is CEO, co-chief investment officer and a founder of Evince Asset Management LP. Before founding Evince Asset Management, Musalem served as executive vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2014 to 2016, as head of the Integrated Policy Analysis Group and of the Emerging Markets and International Affairs Group. Prior to that, he held various positions at Tudor Investment Corporation from 2000 to 2013, including managing director, partner and global head of research. He previously served as an economist at the International Monetary Fund from 1996 to 2000. Musalem holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Greystone has announced that Eliav Dan has joined its Commercial team as a senior managing director, based in Los Angeles. In this role, Dan will focus on structured large loan originations, CMBS, balance sheet lending, and Greystone Agency and FHA programs. He joins Greystone from Barclays, where he served as West Coast head. Prior to Barclays, he was head of the Los Angeles office at Ladder Capital and also served as founder and managing principal of Verona Capital Markets. Before forming Verona, he was one of two co-founding members who established Morgan Stanley’s West Coast CMBS lending operation in the early 2000s.

Deephaven today announced that Sunny Thiara and Luke Turner have joined the company as regional sales vice presidents of wholesale. Both are charged with leading and mentoring Deephaven’s account executive teams, who will support the wholesale channel in building their non-agency business. Thiara, based in San Francisco, was most recently senior vice president of Land Home Financial Services, Inc. Previously a branch manager with Veterans United Home Loans, Turner is a former Marine who was deployed several times during his 12-year military career, serving as logistics chief and operations chief with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Guaranty Home Mortgage Corporation has announced the addition of Tommy Williams as executive vice president, director of correspondent lending. Williams brings more than 28 years’ experience in mortgage lending. He began with Fleet Mortgage in 1993 prior to moving to Chase Manhattan Mortgage. Williams joined Franklin American Mortgage in 1996 as an account executive and later moved to Operations where he served as senior vice president of wholesale operations from 2001 until 2021. He is a graduate of the University of Memphis with a BBA and an emphasis in real estate finance.

MobilityRE has appointed Jonas Kruckeberg as director of growth and client success. In this role, Kruckeberg will strengthen customer engagement for the company’s flagship product, Mobility Market Intelligence (MMI). Kruckeberg will also oversee sales and customer success. Immediately before joining MobilityRE, Kruckeberg served as chief revenue officer at Knowledge Coop, a leading provider of continuing education training for mortgage lenders. He also served as executive vice president and vice president of sales at Top of Mind Networks; prior to that, he worked as a loan officer at First Priority Financial, Watermark Capital and Marketplace Funding.


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