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Embrace Home Loans hires chief innovation and transformation officer

Appoints Jodi Viniello to spearhead digital initiatives
Embrace Home Loans has hired Jodi Viniello as chief innovation and transformation officer to help expand the lender’s digital operations. "Companies that leverage agile methods are able to react successfully to the emergence of new competitors, game-changing technologies and sudden shifts in market conditions," said Embrace President and CEO Dennis Hardiman.
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Airbnb hires top Amazon exec as CFO as it moves toward IPO

Dave Stephenson hired as chief financial officer
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky has said he plans to take the short-term rental company public before 2020, and now, the company has a new chief financial officer to help guide it through its initial public offering. Airbnb announced Monday that it is hiring Dave Stephenson away from Amazon to be its new CFO.
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Ocwen names first chief growth officer, new risk and compliance officer

Two new leadership appointments intended to bring "a return to growth and profitability"
Ocwen Financial named Timothy Yanoti executive vice president and chief growth officer and Al Celini senior vice president, chief risk and compliance officer. The company said the additions to its leadership team are part of its effort transform into a stronger, more efficient company and to usher in a return to profitability after posting sizable losses in the last two years.
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Berkadia welcomes Mark Feldman to its San Francisco office

Mark Feldman will expand the office's investment sales capabilities
Berkadia recently announced Mark Feldman has become the first investment sales resource for its San Francisco-based office. Berkadia SVP and Head of Investment Sales Keith Misner said Feldman is a natural fit to lead San Francisco, as the company seeks to penetrate the market.
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News Corp names new president of global digital real estate

Tracey Fellows will oversee News Corp’s digital real estate interests for Move and more
News Corp, parent company of Move and operator for, recently announced that Tracey Fellows has been appointed as the president of global digital real estate. Beginning in January 2019, Fellows will be based at News Corp’s New York headquarters, dividing her time among the company’s digital real estate assets.
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Cloudvirga appoints new chief customer success officer

Jesse Decker previously served as Roostify's vice president of client services
Cloudvirga announced that Jesse Decker has joined the company as its chief customer success officer. Decker comes to the company with more than two decades of experience overseeing enterprise technology transformations and customer success programs.
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Freddie Mac names Deborah Jenkins head of multifamily

Was originally set to take over on Jan. 1, 2019
Deborah Jenkins is now officially running Freddie Mac’s multifamily business, two months ahead of schedule. Jenkins, who previously served as Freddie Mac’s senior vice president of multifamily underwriting and credit, was promoted to executive vice president and head of the GSE’s multifamily operations back in September. Jenkins was originally set to take over those roles on Jan. 1, 2019, but the GSE announced Monday that Jenkins is assuming the roles immediately.
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Roostify snags deputy marketing exec from CoreLogic

Courtney Chakarun joins the company as its chief marketing officer
Roostify announced Monday that Courtney Chakarun has joined the company as its chief marketing officer. Roostify CEO Rajesh Bhat said Chakarun's extensive leadership experience and marketing prowess will be great assets to Roostify.
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