Notable mortgage industry hires and promotions, Nov. 1-5

New American Funding announced that it has appointed Tony Blodgett as executive vice president of retail sales. With 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry, he most recently served as New American Funding’s Northwest region senior vice president. In his new position, he will oversee the company’s retail sales division, which includes its network of branch loan officers, and he will lead initiatives and procedures to help ensure successful growth and profitability in each region. In addition, he will work together with the executive team and sales leaders around the country for their continued growth, leadership and retention.

Nations Lending added Sheryl Osborn as branch manager, overseeing the company’s first expansion into Oregon with offices in Medford, Ashland and Grants Pass. She comes to Nations Lending from Caliber Home Loans, where she served as a branch manager for the past three years. Prior to joining Caliber, she spent six years at loanDepot, also as a branch manager. Osborn has worked in the lending industry for more than 20 years.

Mortgage Connect announced that Andrew Bough has joined the company as executive vice president and head of valuations of the company’s appraisal management division, Valuation Connect. In his leadership role, Bough will oversee the progression of key company initiatives, including the expansion of valuation solutions. A certified appraiser since 1993, he has served as executive vice president and chief valuation officer of Solidifi, as managing director of valuation at JPMorgan Chase, and as head of credit and valuations at ING Direct USA.

Lower named Bill Kaper as its new chief technology officer. Kaper brings decades of technology expertise to the company, serving in leadership stints for Silicon Valley fintech Huckleberry, Root Insurance and Amazon.

Union Home Mortgage announced the hiring of Scott Robinson as a producing area manager focused on building teams in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Mountain West Financial added Brian Edwards as senior vice president of capital markets. In his new role, he will lead the company’s capital markets, servicing and post-closing divisions. He began his financial-services career in 2009 as an accountant with Grant Thornton and has since served in various roles, mostly in secondary marketing and capital markets. Edwards graduated from Abilene Christian University with a master’s degree in accountancy.

Greystone Affordable Development announced James Baugh as vice president of finance. In this role, Baugh will lead a team of analysts and asset managers responsible for providing capital solutions for Greystone Affordable Development’s pipeline of projects. Baugh attended Ohio State University, earning a bachelor’s degree economics, and he obtained an MBA in finance from the University of Dayton.


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