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Karen Cullen joins CrossCheck Compliance as director of compliance and fair & responsible lending

Brings more than 25 years of experience in financial services to role
CrossCheck Compliance announced Tuesday that Karen Cullen has joined the firm as a director in the firm’s compliance and fair & responsible lending practices. "Joining the CrossCheck team provides me the opportunity to work with some of the best compliance professionals in the industry. I look forward to collaborating with them to meet the needs of our clients," Cullen said.
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LERETA adds Bill Theisinger as chief technology officer

Will lead company’s tech efforts
LERETA, a national real estate tax and flood service provider, announced Tuesday morning that is has added Bill Theisinger as the company’s chief technology officer. Theisinger brings nearly 20 years of technology experience to his new role with LERETA, where he will focus on “creating business platforms that allow for greater efficiencies both internally and for the company’s customers.”
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Chad Smith, loanDepot’s former head of direct lending, lands at Caliber Home Loans

Will serve as EVP, head of recapture and direct to consumer
When HousingWire reported Thursday that Chad Smith was out as president of direct lending at loanDepot, it was unknown why Smith left or where he was going next. We now have the answer. Smith was hired away by Caliber Home Loans, where he will serve as executive vice president, head of recapture and direct to consumer.
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Realtors Property Resource founding CEO announces retirement

Will step down May 1, 2018
Realtors Property Resource, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of Realtors, announced this week that its founding CEO Dale Ross will retire. Ross will step down as of May 1, 2018, and Jeff Young, who has been named chief operating officer and general manager will assume responsibility for all RPR activities.
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Freddie Mac Multifamily promotes two key leaders

Both support vision of helping house low-to-moderate income families
“As our business continues to grow, we are developing new ways to meet the needs of the market—and new leaders to address these opportunities,” said David Brickman, executive vice president and head of Freddie Mac Multifamily, about the promotions.
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RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing adds five executives

Nonbank servicer bolsters senior management team
Nonbank servicer RoundPoint Mortgage has added five executives to its senior management team. The company has added three execs to its Dallas office: Michael Shidler, VP of Servicing Transfers Frank Ciesielski, and VP of Corporate Compliance Chalise Freitag. Joining the company at its Charlotte, N.C., headquarters is VP of Marketing Roman Vega and VP of Investor Reporting Ronda Schrader.
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Auction.com adds Min Alexander as chief operating officer

Replaces Javid Jaberi, who is retiring
Auction.com, a real estate marketplace and a recent honoree as member of the HousingWire Magazine HW Tech100, announced this week that it is naming Min Alexander as its new chief operating officer. During her time at Altisource, Alexander was named one of HousingWire Magazine’s Women of Influence in 2017.
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Freddie Mac names Christopher Herbert to board of directors

Will help promote housing affordability
Freddie Mac recently announced it elected Christopher Herbert as a director on the company’s board of directors. The company explained that Herbert holds extensive experience in housing policy and urban development, and will help the company promote a stable housing market and further affordable housing initiatives.
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SoFi hires former Goldman Sachs head of mortgage securitization as new CFO

Does Michelle Gill’s hiring mean more mortgage securitizations are coming?
Over the last few years, SoFi has become a fairly regular issuer of loan securitizations, whether they are backed by mortgages, personal loans, or student loans. Now, it looks like SoFi may be making a bigger move into securitizations by hiring the former head of mortgage securitization at Goldman Sachs as its new chief financial officer.
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Impac Mortgage Holdings hires two senior vice presidents

Impac adds SVPs of corporate strategy, chief risk officer
Impac Mortgage Holdings announced Thursday it has added two SVPs to its senior management team. Libby Cooper, formerly the head of mortgage operations at Clara Lending, has been hired as SVP of corporate strategy, and Tiffany Entsminger, who joins the company from loanDepot, has been hired as SVP, chief risk officer.
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