The Kislak Organization appointed Thomas Wind as managing director of the firm's mortgage branch, J.I. Kislak Mortgage. The former CEO of JPMorgan will devise strategy for the branch as well as implement growth plans for Kislak Mortgage's new products and services nationwide. Wind has been in the industry more than 20 years, most recently serving as CEO of Aurora Loan Services, the Denver-based mortgage banking division of Lehman Brothers. He was also the chief operating officer at CitiMortgage. “No individual has more relevant, important or impactful credentials in the residential mortgage industry than Tom Wind," said Kislak Mortgage CEO, Thomas Meyer. "His experience will add rocket fuel to Kislak Mortgage’s residential mortgage operations, allowing us to expand into new markets and provide the most innovative products and services to our customers.” Wind will be based in Denver, Colo. Miami-based The Kislak Organization is a privately-held firm that specializes in real estate and financial services. The mortgage lending arm of the firm, Kislak Mortgage, just opened a second office in Jacksonville, Fla. Write to Christine Ricciardi.