Castle & Cooke Mortgage, an independent mortgage lender, announced the addition of Jeff Norton as the company’s new director of human resources. In this role, Norton is responsible for overseeing the employee experience, developing talent and fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation that will drive sustainable business growth, the company said in a release.

Norton brings more than 20 years of human resources experience to Castle & Cooke Mortgage. Prior to joining the company, he served as senior director of human resources and recruiting for Extra Space Storage, a publicly traded real estate investment trust with more than $500 million in annual sales. 

Earlier in his career, Norton also worked for 3Com, ADP and Deseret Book

“Jeff Norton’s depth of experience will be invaluable to Castle & Cooke Mortgage’s aggressive growth strategy,” said Adam Thorpe, president and chief operating officer of Castle & Cooke Mortgage. “We are thrilled to appoint someone of Jeff’s stature and expertise to our company during the next phase of Castle & Cooke Mortgage’s evolution.

Norton said he is excited to join a company that’s set to grow.

“Castle & Cooke Mortgage is poised for growth, and it’s an honor take part in the company’s continuing transformation,” Norton said. “I look forward to partnering with the passionate leadership team to further establish Castle & Cooke Mortgage as the employer of choice for the mortgage industry.”