People Movers

Mr. Cooper expands its executive team

Kelly Ann Doherty promoted to chief communications officer
Mr. Cooper recently announced that Kelly Ann Doherty has joined its executive team as its chief communications officer. Mr. Cooper CEO Jay Bray said Doherty has been essential in evolving Mr. Cooper’s media outreach and social media channels.
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Waterstone Mortgage opens new branch in Illinois

Joe Amato and Joe Spisak will lead the team
As housing affordability continues to plague the industry, some companies are either downsizing or closing their doors, but not Waterstone Mortgage. It's expanding its reach, announcing the opening of a new branch in Libertyville, Illinois.
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Clear Capital appoints Sheila Ryan chief people officer

Company also added 116 new employees this year
Clear Capital, a national fintech company and two-time HousingWire Tech100 award winner, recently announced it appointed Sheila Ryan to the position of chief people officer. The company also announced the addition of 116 new employees this year as part of its expansion efforts.
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U.S. Bank to promote Jodi Richard to vice chairman

Richard will oversee risk management and compliance efforts
U.S. Bank recently announced it will promote Jodi Richard to vice chairman and chief risk officer, following current Vice Chairman Bill Parker’s plans to retire in the upcoming months. Richard is expected to transition into the new position by early October.
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Former First Guaranty general counsel Michael McElroy joins Mayer Brown

McElroy will be based at firm’s Washington D.C. office
Mayer Brown announced it has named finance attorney Michael McElroy as a partner resident in its Washington, D.C. office. McElroy, who joins the firm after serving as the general counsel and secretary for First Guaranty Mortgage, will focus his practice on a range of matters related to the mortgage banking and consumer finance industries.
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Marcus & Millichap hires multifamily ace to run its financing division

David Shillington stepping into William Hughes position as Hughes transitions to retirement
Marcus & Millichap hired David Shillington to lead its financing arm. Shillington will serve as president of Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation and brings over 30 years of experience to the firm and is taking the place of William Hughes, who announced his retirement earlier this year.
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Gateway Mortgage to acquire Oklahoma's Farmers Exchange Bank

The acquisition will create one of the top five banks in Oklahoma
With an eye on long-term growth posturing, Gateway Mortgage Group has entered into an agreement to acquire Oklahoma’s Farmers Exchange Bank. With the acquisition, Gateway anticipates the ability to expand the resulting bank’s suite of services and lower the costs of those services for consumers.
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Rayman Kaur Mathoda appointed CEO of Xome

Industry vet to lead company's growth, oversee transition of Assurant Mortgage Solutions
WMIH Corp. subsidiary and HW Tech100 winner Xome announced it appointed Rayman Kaur Mathoda as its new chief executive officer. She will oversee the company's business segments and the transition of its recent acquisition.
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