Mortgage lender loanDepot is strengthening its senior leadership team by bringing on several mortgage veterans.

The newest addition to the loanDepot team is H. Lynn Ryan, who will serve as executive vice president and chief information officer. Most recently, Ryan served as senior vice president and CIO of CIT Group. At loanDepot, she will be responsible for the company’s information technology systems, operations and services as well as the strategic direction of the company’s technology.

Candis Duke will serve as the company’s chief operating officer. In this role, Duke will oversee underwriting, credit, funding and enterprise risk management for loanDepot. Prior to joining loanDepot, Duke was the chief risk officer at Prospect Mortgage Company. 

Jeff Walsh was hired to oversee various departments as the company’s executive vice president. These areas include processing, human resources, vendor management and loanDepot escrow relationships. Before he joined loanDepot, Walsh served as chief operating officer of Ameriquest Capital Corporation.

“Each of these executives has been strategically selected to support the continued growth and development of loanDepot,” said Chief Executive Officer and Founder Anthony Hsieh. “Their collective mortgage experience helps position loanDepot for success as we strive to become a leader in the mortgage industry.”