Sindeo announced the addition of Tony Sachs as the company’s new chief lending officer. Sachs joins Sindeo from First Republic Bank, where he spent the last 15 years. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of lending strategy, products and sales at First Republic.

In his role at Sindeo, Sachs will be responsible for the company’s lending operations and credit functions, including overseeing Sindeo’s team of high-service mortgage advisors, the company said.

“Tony’s significant operational expertise across all aspects of mortgage lending will play a central role in Sindeo’s growth strategy and ensure we deliver a superior mortgage experience to our clients,” said Nick Stamos, Sindeo’s founder and CEO.  “With the addition of Tony, we have added a leader who will help us fulfill our mission of creating a better mortgage journey, one that is fast, simple, and personal.”

Sindeo refers to itself as a “modern mortgage marketplace,” which provides borrowers with “expert, unbiased advice,” to help them find the right loan for them.

“Sindeo uses technology to streamline the mortgage process, connect people with the right lenders and provide unparalleled guidance from its full-service, local mortgage advisors,” the company said in a release.

In a release, Sindeo said that Sachs’ experience in secondary marketing, credit, strategy, operations and sales will be “instrumental” as Sindeo plans to expand its operations outside of California and further execute its marketplace strategy.

“I have seen first hand the ability of service to transform a typically stressful financial decision into a positive experience,” Sachs said. “I am looking forward to working with this talented team, leveraging technology to deliver an unparalleled level of service to anyone looking to buy a home or refinance their mortgage.”