First National Bank of Layton announced today that Joe Hansler has been named National Reverse Mortgage Manager.

The Layton, Utah based federally chartered bank hired Mr. Hansler to bring his considerable expertise to reverse mortgage originations at First National Bank. Mr. Hansler’s initial emphasis will be growing retail volume by recruiting production centers and loan officers nationwide. According to Reverse Market Insight, FNB’s volume has already seen a 2150% year over year increase.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Joe Hansler join the First National Bank Family. We feel Joe’s unique mix of experience and wide network of industry professionals is the perfect complement to the reverse mortgage operation’s team we currently have in place. Growing our retail volume is the first step to becoming a major player in the reverse mortgage space. Our 50 states lending platform will become the most sought after destination of production centers and loan officers who understand the value of the reverse mortgage,” stated Jonathan Pocock, SVP of mortgage division.

Scott Guild (First National Bank Production Center Manager, Henderson NV) adds, “When I joined First National Bank, I knew I was joining a  company that was interested in becoming a top lender in the reverse mortgage space. By hiring Mr. Hansler, my belief has been confirmed that this bank is serious about their commitment to becoming a substantial force in reverse mortgage lending.”

Joe Hansler brings over 10 years of mortgage industry experience to First National Bank. He first worked as a broker with forward mortgages. With both Seattle Mortgage and Bank of America’s reverse mortgage divisions, Mr. Hansler was actively engaged in various roles in operations, underwriting, and wholesale and correspondent sales. First National Bank of Layton, a top 20 reverse mortgage lender, was founded over 100 years ago as a small community bank. Although First National Bank employs hundreds of originators throughout the country, it has not forgotten  the vision of its first shareholders who were dedicated to putting people first.

Source: Press Release