Mortgage Master is expanding its West Coast presence by opening a new branch office and recruiting more professionals in the California market.

The Walpole, Mass.-based mortgage bank named Ito Rodi as the new branch manager of the bank’s La Jolla, Calif.-based branch.

Additionally, Brian Walda was hired, bringing over 24 years of mortgage lending experience.

"Our expansion plans, which have just begun in California, have always been based on having the highest quality and most experienced mortgage professionals in place to lead and drive our growth," said Paul Anastos, president of Mortgage Master. 

The company plans to open additional locations at a later date and is already staffing the region with 6 employees now located at the La Jolla branch.