Notable mortgage industry hires and promotions, Sept. 12-16

Fannie Mae announced the appointment of Anthony Moon as executive vice president and chief risk officer, effective in fourth-quarter 2022. In this role, Moon will be responsible for Fannie Mae’s Enterprise Risk Management, which oversees the company’s governance and strategy for global risk management. He joins Fannie Mae from Morgan Stanley, where he has been leading risk management for the firm’s wealth management and private bank division. He previously held risk and operations leadership positions at GE Capital, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi and Bankers Trust. Moon holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and management science from the State University of New York at Cortland and an MBA from Columbia University.

LoanDepot announced Gregory Smallwood as its new chief legal officer and corporate secretary, effective immediately. He will oversee all aspects of the company’s legal strategy. Smallwood brings more than two decades of experience representing major financial-services institutions in all aspects of compliance with state and federal laws. Prior to LoanDepot, Smallwood served as general counsel and executive vice president at Caliber Home Loans. Before that, Smallwood held senior roles at Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Saxon Mortgage, GMAC ResCap and Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corp. He started his career as an attorney at L’Oréal Cosmetics Corp. He holds a J.D. from Seton Hall University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.

Norcom Mortgage announced that banking and lending industry veteran Mark Allen joined its team as senior vice president and market manager. In this role, Allen will be responsible for business development and management of Norcom Mortgage retail branches. Allen brings more than 25 years of experience in mortgage and lending solutions. Prior to joining Norcom, Allen served as the New England market director for an international financial-services group. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Connecticut.

Greystone announced that Michael Afentoullis was hired as a managing director in St. Louis. In this role, Afentoullis will focus on providing capital solutions to multifamily, senior-housing, self-storage, office, industrial and retail investors in the Midwest and nationwide. He brings more than 25 years of commercial real estate finance experience to Greystone. Prior to that, he was a senior vice president and managing director of Capstone Financial (later part of CBRE Debt and Structured Finance) and a vice president at Northmarq Capital. In previous roles, Afentoullis served as a sales broker at Colliers Turley Martin Tucker and as an asset manager at Principal Financial Group, as well as vice president of participations at a small Midwest-based bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Truman State University along with an MBA and J.D. from St. Louis University.

Total Expert announced that Dan Catinella joined the company’s executive leadership team as chief lending officer. Catinella will help identify and develop high-impact innovation strategies that promote modern lending best practices for customers using Total Expert’s platform. Prior to joining Total Expert, Catinella spent seven years with Finance of America as chief digital officer. Previously, Catinella was director of information technology at Gateway Funding before it was acquired by Finance of America.

Cenlar FSB announced that Gary Gaskin joined the company as vice president of transfer services. Gaskin, a 25-year veteran in the mortgage industry, will be responsible for all areas of loan onboarding, acquisitions and transfers, as well as identifying opportunities to automate processes and improve operational efficiencies. Before joining Cenlar, he was senior vice president of loan servicing at Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group. He also was director of loan servicing at Republic Bank and Trust and vice president of loan administration at Specialized Loan Servicing. He has held various positions at SunTrust Mortgage, where he was most recently first vice president of loan administration. Additionally, he was vice president of loan administration at Roundpoint Mortgage Servicing and senior consultant on servicing acquisitions and transfers at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

SingleSource Property Solutions, a provider of residential property services to support the housing industry, hired Jodi Bell as vice president of national sales. Bell will expand the company’s efforts to help home lenders, mortgage holders and residential servicers increase efficiency and reduce costs through SingleSource’s valuations, title and settlement services, property preservation, REO asset management and document management services. Bell, who has spent more than 25 years in mortgage servicing, has held executive positions at several companies, including as vice president of business development at ServiceLink, WFG National Title Insurance Co. and The National Firm.


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