National mortgage lender Residential Finance Corp. named Brenda Jarvis assistant vice president of branch development.

Jarvis will be responsible for branch and business development within Residential Finance's retail branching channel, where she will work with new and existing retail branches to smoothly launch and grow their business.

Before joining Residential Finance Corp., Jarvis served as director of lender and vendor relations for 1st Metropolitan Mortgage. She also held executive roles at Freedom Mortgage, Vision Mortgage Capital, AmeriPro Processing and Freedom Mortgage.

"Brenda truly understands that strong relationships and quick operational and cultural integration of new employees is the key to success for all stakeholders in a strong company. Her depth of industry knowledge, combined with her authentic approach, makes her the perfect fit for this vital role," said Daniel Jacobs, managing director of retail branching.