Who got hired or promoted this week? Here’s our weekly rundown, in chronological order.
LRES onboarded three new vice presidents of sales: Cory Schwarzschild, Jason Davis and Brandon Hawkins. “Our three new vice presidents carry with them an impressive track record as top-producing sales executives working in virtually every aspect of the real estate market, and we are confident their skills will propel our sales efforts as we enter our next phase of corporate growth,” said Roger Beane, CEO of LRES, in a statement.
Chris Reyes joined GuardHill Financial Corp., a privately held residential mortgage banker and brokerage company, as the chief technology officer. “Chris brings the highest level of integrity and experience to GuardHill. As the former Managing Director of Technology at TOWN Residential for five years, proceeded by 10 years at the helm of Citi Habitats’ Information Technology, Chris applies his deep, knowledgeable background in the real estate industry,” said GuardHill founder and CEO Alan Rosenbaum in a statement.
McLean Mortgage Corporation hired Chad Freeman to serve as its Bethesda office’s branch manager. “His goals for the Bethesda Branch include continuing to service his clientele and referral sources, as well as assisting with McLean Mortgage Corporation’s continued expansion into the state of Maryland,” according to a McLean statement.
Penny Newton joined Hunt Mortgage Group as a vice president of Hunt’s small loan group; she’ll be based out of Denver. “Penny brings nearly 25 years of commercial mortgage and bank lending experience to her new role at Hunt Mortgage Group,” noted Rick Warren, senior managing director of mortgage banking, in a statement. Dana Blair also joined Hunt as a vice president in the small loan group, based out of Dallas. “Dana is a seasoned financial services executive with more than 15 years of experience in commercial loan origination, underwriting and analysis,” said Warren.
Tim Morse was named Auction.com’s new CEO after serving as its chief financial officer since May of last year. “As our company has grown and evolved, I began looking for someone with experience running a larger, public company – someone who understands technology, can work with the capital markets, and who has the operational expertise to take our vision and execute it on a global scale,” said current CEO and co-founder Jeff Frieden in a statement. “I think Tim is the perfect person to take the company to the next level, and his leadership will help Auction.com expand our ongoing efforts to transform how real estate is bought and sold.”
Freddie Mac named a new vice president and chief economist, Sean Becketti. “Sean is a seasoned economist who brings a great deal of experience in economic analytics, modeling, financial engineering and risk management,” said Jerry Weiss, Freddie Mac executive vice president and chief administrative officer, in a statement. “Freddie Mac and our customers will benefit from Sean’s deep knowledge of the housing finance industry as our company builds a stronger, more efficient mortgage market for the future.”
Jamie Goldman has joined RealConnex as the company’s senior vice president of product marketing. RealConnex is a business platform for commercial real estate professionals currently in beta, with plans to launch during the summer of 2015.
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Drysdale Properties named Frank Trifeletti as its senior vice president. “We are excited to be announcing the addition of Frank Trifeletti to our leadership team.” said Gretchen Pearson, President of Drysdale Properties, in a statement. “Frank knows the hard work and dedication that is required to succeed in real estate, and I know that he will be able to instill his wisdom onto a new generation of eager and passionate sales associates as well as our managers and leadership team.”
Mathew Wolfort was named a vice president and mortgage banker at PrivatePlus Mortgage. “Mathew is driven to provide benefits to clients,” said Dan Smith, president of PrivatePlus, in a statement. “He knows that, done correctly, this approach always enhances a client’s life, as well as the mortgage banker’s.”
The director of real estate services for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Ken Trepeta, will be the next president and executive director of the Real Estate Services Providers Council (RESPRO). “We have found a perfect successor in Ken,” said Tim Wilson, 2015 RESPRO chairman and president of affiliated businesses, Long and Foster companies, in a statement. “Ken has worked closely with RESPRO and our members during his tenure at NAR and understands the challenges the industry is facing in both the legislative and regulatory areas.”
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