SWBC Lending Solutions announced the additions of two new vice presidents, Allen Lavelle as vice president of commercial/residential appraisal management and Brandon O’Briant as vice president of business development.

In his role, Lavelle (pictured above) will oversee the direction and growth of the company’s commercial and residential quality control division, staff appraisers, and vendor panel of more than 8,500 appraisers nationwide. He will also be responsible for ensuring valuation products are prepared in compliance with all regulatory and industry standards.

Prior to joining SWBC, Allen worked for the Banc of California as chief appraiser. He brings more than 37 years of appraisal valuation and consulting experience in owning and operating his own commercial real estate appraisal and consulting business to SWBC.

“It was important to find someone with Allen’s breadth of knowledge and experience in order to further enhance our reputation as one of the top quality appraisal management companies in our industry,” said Chuck Mureddu, senior vice president, chief valuation officer.

In his role, O’Briant (pictured below) will be responsible for developing and executing strategic initiatives for business development in valuation-centric and settlement services products.

O’Briant joins SWBC with more than 16 years of residential valuation experience, including sales, appraisal, and valuation management.

O’Briant brings experience from business development for several appraisal management companies as analyst and valuation director for capital markets securitization for Goldman Sachs and New Century Capital. Most recently, he served as valuation business analytics manager for Fannie Mae.

Brandon Oâ??Briant

“Brandon’s wealth of valuation knowledge that he brings to our team will provide our client base with a strategic approach to their valuation needs,” said Joe Ware, senior vice president of business development. “We are very fortunate to have an individual with such vast valuation and capital markets experience.”

SWBC CEO Ted Robinson said that he is pleased Lavelle and O’Briant are joining SWBC.

“We are excited to welcome Allen and Brandon to our team as we build out a best-of-breed AMC,” Robinson said. “Their background and skills will help us grow to the next level.”