Chip Caldwell joins FirstClose, an aggregator in mortgage settlement services, as vice president and Southeast Region Manager. 

Previously, Caldwell worked at Freddie Mac for over 19 years, and most recently, he worked for FNCa provider of automated appraisal workflow solutions.

"When I evaluated FirstClose’s model, I saw a great deal of opportunity to introduce its services and innovative solutions to lenders, which are proven to effectively manage all settlement services functions," Caldwell said. "I am very pleased to join the FirstClose team."