Plano, Texas-based Starkey Mortgage hired Cari McCue LaMere as executive vice president of national operations.

In her new role, she is directly responsible for the processing, closing and disclosure departments.

Prior to this role, LaMere worked at Guardian Mortgage, most recently as chief operating officer. She brings more than 20 years of experience in sales production, operations, servicing, compliance and secondary marketing.

When she was at Guardian Mortgage, LaMere was named a 2013 Women of Influence at HousingWire.

“Cari is an accomplished executive who brings a passion for the industry combined with a wealth of knowledge and diverse experiences in the mortgage business to Starkey,” said Jim Clapp, president and chief financial officer of Starkey Mortgage.

“One quality that stands out about Cari is her willingness to listen in difficult situations to make the best decisions for our customers and her team. Starkey is growing and we need people with Cari’s experience and fresh perspective to take us to the next level,” continued Clapp.