Items Tagged with 'Walter Investment'


Stearns Lending CEO Brian Hale steps down

David Schneider, former president of Ditech Financial, takes over
Over the last the last few years, Stearns Lending saw its mortgage origination volume grow from $5.7 billion in 2011 to $26 billion last year. Overseeing that growth was CEO Brian Hale, who joined the company in 2012. But Monday, May 15, 2017 was Hale’s last day as Stearns Lending’s CEO.
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Walter Investment posts $529 million loss in 2016; CEO calls results 'unacceptable'

Revenue drops by $278.5 million from 2015
Walter Investment Management Corp. announced Tuesday morning that it posted a loss in each quarter of 2016, finishing the year with a net loss of $22.2 million in the fourth quarter. That result pushed the company’s total net loss for the year to $529.2 million. Walter Investment CEO Anthony Renzi, who took over in September 2016, said that the company’s 2016 results are unacceptable.
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Walter Investment sells Green Tree Insurance Agency to Assurant

Continues to get back on right track
Walter Investment Management continues to revamp its business after the results of its last earnings report. This time the company announced it’s selling 100% of the stock of its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary, GTI Holdings, which is the holding company of Walter's primary licensed insurance agency, Green Tree Insurance Agency.
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Walter Capital Opportunity Corp. selling $10 billion MSR portfolio to New Residential

Sale expected to generate $90 million for Walter Investment Management Corp.
Last week, after Walter Investment Management Corp. reported its third straight quartely loss, CEO Anthony Renzi said he believes the company is on the right track in an effort to return to profitability. On Wednesday, the company announced a move that will indeed generate cash for the company, enough to nearly wipe out its entire third quarterly loss.
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More changes at Walter Investment: Company adds new chief compliance officer, other execs

Part of effort to make company "leaner and more effective"
Late last week, Walter Investment Management Corp. announced that David Schneider, who served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Walter Investment and as president of Ditech Financial, abruptly left the company. The company said that Schneider’s departure was part of the company’s plan to “realign the company’s management structure” and “flatten the organization.” Just a few days later, the company provided a look at how its realignment will take shape.
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Another big shake-up at Walter Investment: Head of Ditech Financial departs unexpectedly

David Schneider leaves company amid effort to "flatten the organization"
Just two months ago, when Walter Investment Management Corp. named its fourth different CEO in less than a year, some questioned whether the company was in a state of upheaval. Now, those questions seem prescient, as just two months into the tenure of Anthony Renzi, who took over for George Awad, who took over for Denmar Dixon, who took over for Mark O’Brien, Walter Investment and one of its most prominent subsidiaries are going through another executive shake-up.
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Walter Investment posts another big loss; names fourth CEO in last 10 months

Posts net loss of $232.4M in Q2; CitiMortgage COO Anthony Renzi to lead company
It’s probably safe to say that Walter Investment Management Group is in a state of upheaval right now. The company announced Tuesday that it posted its second massive quarterly loss of the year during the second quarter, and now the company is about to have its fourth different CEO since October 2015.
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Growing pains at Ditech? Company begins layoffs

Company "reevaluating" operating model; "redesigning" some roles
Ditech Financial relaunched in 2014 with big plans and big goals. Earlier this month, the company said that it is planning to launch a wholesale lending channel, calling the expansion a "natural progression." As it turns out, some of Ditech’s employees will no longer be taking part in the company's "natural progression," as sources tell HousingWire that the company is set to lay off a number of employees.
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