After recently naming a new vice chairman of the board, secretary of board and chief executive officer, The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent lending cooperative serving small and mid-sized mortgage lenders and community-based lending institutions, announced the additions of Rich Swerbinsky and Nancee Mueller to its growing senior executive team.

Swerbinsky (pictured above) will serve as The Mortgage Collaborative’s executive vice president of national sales and strategic alliances and Mueller (pictured below) will serve as its vice president of member and vendor services.

“We are sealing industry alliances and growing our member base to deliver on The Mortgage Collaborative’s objective of providing tangible economic value and providing our members with the tools they need to grow their business,” The Mortgage Collaborative’s chairman, John Robbins, said.

“Rich and Nancee bring remarkable mortgage industry know-how and leadership that will further the Collaborative’s organizational mission and operations, as well as provide exciting opportunities for our members and strategic partners.”

Prior to joining The Mortgage Collaborative, Swerbinsky served as vice president of residential lending at Ohio-based First Federal Lakewood. In this position, he oversaw the bank’s residential lending division and was responsible for increasing the bank’s mortgage market share in the Cleveland area by more than 4000% over a six-year period, The Mortgage Collaborative said in a release.

While at First Federal Lakewood, Swerbinsky also chaired the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Community Bank Networking Group and the Lenders One Bank Networking Group.

Mueller brings 25 years of mortgage banking and financial services experience to The Mortgage Collaborative. Most recently, Mueller was vice president of industry relations for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.  There, she was responsible for building and enhancing the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage’s relationship with national and regional trade associations, government groups, consumer groups and non-profit organizations.Nancee Mueller

Additionally, Mueller has been an active member in both local and national mortgage industry trade groups, including: president of the Mortgage Bankers Association of St. Louis in 2011; member of the board of governors of the Mortgage Bankers Association of St. Louis from 2005-2011; Board member of the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Research Institute for Housing America from 2009-2011.

“As The Mortgage Collaborative enters into its next phase of growth, having executives familiar with the products and services mortgage lenders need to meet their compliance and operations challenges is absolutely critical,” Jim Park, CEO of The Collaborative, said. “Rich and Nancee are both seasoned mortgage banking executives, and the addition of these two industry veterans boldly positions the Collaborative for future success.”

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