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Digital Risk announces new head of diligence services

Will boost loan evaluation services
Digital Risk, an origination, due diligence, compliance and technology services company that partners with mortgage, consumer lending and financial services companies, announced its new head of diligence services. Here’s more on Sadie Gurley, and the background she brings to her new role.
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Class Appraisal names Scot Rose chief innovation officer

Former president of Valuation Connect joins AMC
Fresh off being acquired by Narrow Gauge Capital, appraisal management company Class Appraisal announced Monday that it named Scot Rose as the company’s new chief innovation officer. At Class, Rose will be focused on the advancement of appraisal, valuation product and platform innovation as well as leading the firm’s strategic vision in those areas.
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Sam Khater named vice president and chief economist at Freddie Mac

Khater to lead Freddie Mac’s team of researchers
Freddie Mac announced on Monday that housing and economics expert Sam Khater is joining the company as vice president and chief economist, where he will lead the GSE's researchers in providing insights and analysis on economic trends and policy issues affecting Freddie Mac and the housing market.  
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Nationstar (aka Mr. Cooper) promotes Tony Ebers to chief operating officer

Previously served as executive vice president of originations
Nationstar Mortgage, the nonbank also known as Mr. Cooper, announced Thursday that it is promoting Tony Ebers from executive vice president of originations to the newly created position of chief operating officer. Going forward, Ebers will assume responsibility for servicing, originations and Xome operations at Nationstar.
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Lennar names new CEO for first time in 21 years

Stuart Miller promoted from CEO to executive chairman, Rick Beckwitt named CEO
Lennar, which became the nation’s biggest homebuilder earlier this year when it bought fellow homebuilder CalAtlantic Group in a $9.3 billion deal, announced recently that it is making a series of executive changes. The changes, which consist of promoting several of the company’s leaders, mark the first significant shakeup of the company’s leadership in some time.
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Ditech Holding Corp. names Thomas Marano CEO and president

Also appoints Ritesh Chaturbedi to serve as chief operating officer
The nonbank formerly known as Walter Investment Corp. named a new CEO on Wednesday. Ditech Holding Corp. announced Thomas Marano, currently chairman of the board, has been appointed to also serve as CEO and president. The company also announced it has hired Ritesh Chaturbedi to serve as chief operating officer.
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Altisource names Patrick McClain senior vice president, Hubzu Auction Services

Previously worked at Auction.com
Altisource announced this week it has named Patrick McClain as senior vice president of Hubzu Auction Services. In his new role, McClain will be responsible for driving the growth of Hubzu’s residential online marketing and auction business and oversee product innovation for the company's online auction, live auction, short sale, claims without conveyance of title and national brokerage services businesses.
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