Denver-based third-party review firm Allonhill hired 30-year banking and financial services veteran Kathy Ireland as director of securitizations. Ireland, a former vice president of special projects at bank holding company Fidelity Southern Corp., will manage the firm's core securitization solutions. "We are very pleased to add yet another industry veteran to our leadership team, to help guide Allonhill's continued growth and fulfill our mission to reinvent the mortgage industry," said Sue Allon, CEO and founder of Allonhill, in a statement. "Kathy's expertise in the challenges of securitized pools, working with rating agencies, and supervising loan reviews, all with a heightened focus on integrity and independence, will play an instrumental role in the continued success and growth of Allonhill." Allonhill, which specializes in mortgage due diligence and credit risk management, made the hire after announcing in January a push into residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). The offering helps issuers and underwriters meet the requirements of the major rating agencies. Write to Diana Golobay.