Castle & Cooke Mortgage announced the promotion of Ernie Martinez to the position of branch manager for its El Paso, Texas location.

In this new role, Martinez will lead the team at the company’s El Paso branch. Martinez is also tasked with expanding Castle & Cooke Mortgage’s market share while strengthening and cultivating new referral partnerships.

“Ernie Martinez is a highly skilled mortgage industry veteran who is dedicated to bettering his community and the industry,” said Adam Thorpe, president and chief operating officer of Castle & Cooke Mortgage. “We are confident that along with his prior experience in managing successful teams, Ernie will excel at representing the impressive group of mortgage loan originators in El Paso.”

Martinez joined Castle & Cooke Mortgage in May 2012 as a senior mortgage loan originator. He previously served in a number of management roles with other large financial institutions, including Open Mortgage, Wells Fargo and Bank of America.

Martinez said that he is looking forward to the new opportunity.

“I am excited to make an existing strong team even stronger by helping them provide the reality of homeownership to the families of El Paso,” Martinez said. “I look forward to assisting the loan originators I am going to lead, and helping them achieve and hit the goals they’ve set for themselves.” 

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