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SoFi appoints Aaron Webster as chief risk officer

Webster comes from a long background in risk management
Almost immediately following the departure of former chief risk officer Kevin Moss in June, Aaron Webster has been named the chief risk officer at online lender SoFi. Webster will be responsible for risk, fraud, and credit management frameworks, as well as leading its credit risk and underwriting activities.
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Ben Lane named Managing Editor of HousingWire

Takes reins of Editorial department, leading strategy and execution
Ben Lane has been named Managing Editor of HousingWire, the nation’s leading source of news and information for the mortgage, real estate and fintech markets. In this leadership role, Lane will be responsible for HousingWire’s editorial strategy and execution. He will also play a highly visible role within the company and the housing industry in support of HousingWire’s mission of Moving Markets Forward.
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MoxiWorks hires two new directors of business development

Kirsten Wanshura and Heather Glass bring years of experience to the tech company
Real estate technology company MoxiWorks has taken on two new recruits with extensive backgrounds in the mortgage and housing industry. Kirsten “Kiki” Wanshura and Heather Glass are the two new directors of business development at MoxiWorks.
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LenderClose adds to sales, software development team

Hires Troy Allen, Kathy Bell and Caleb Salt
Iowa-based fintech startup LenderClose is expanding its team yet again, announcing three new hires Tuesday. Joining the team are sales reps Troy Allen and Kathy Bell, and software developer Caleb Salt, who bring LenderClose’s total number of new hires so far in 2019 to 15.
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Guaranteed Rate appoints new chief financial officer

Prior to joining the company, Suk Shah served Avant as its CFO
In a move to increase its revenue growth, retail mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate recently hired Suk Shah as the company’s new chief financial officer. In his new role as CFO, Shah will be responsible for overseeing Guaranteed Rate’s profitability and efficiently, all while supporting the company’s growth efforts.
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Walker & Dunlop hires new SVP to manage property sales in Central Florida

Sean Williams to oversee the origination of multifamily property sales in Tampa
Walker & Dunlop, a commercial real estate company, recently hired Sean Williams as senior vice president and managing director of its investment sales team. In his new role as SVP, Williams will be responsible for originating multifamily property sales for the company’s institutional and private clients throughout the Tampa, Florida region.
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Calyx appoints new national sales consultant

Robert Shumake has nearly 20 years of sales experience in the fintech industry
Calyx recently appointed Robert Shumake as its new national sales consultant. As such, Shumake will be responsible for developing sales strategies for the company’s cloud-based digital loan origination system, Calyx Path. Calyx Director of Marketing Patrice Power said Shumake's extensive experience in the mortgage and technology space means he truly understands customer challenges and how to best address them.
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Who is new SEC Commissioner Allison Herren Lee?

Trump taps Democrat Lee to top role at the agency for the next 3 years
Allison Herren Lee was sworn into office as commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday after her nomination was unanimously backed by the Senate. Here's the scoop on the new head of the nation's far-reaching securities regulator.
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