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WEST appoints Marty Frame as chief operating officer

Will focus on strategic mergers and acquisitions
WEST, a Williston Financial Group recently announces the appointment of Marty Frame as chief operating officer. Frame will focus on strategic mergers and acquisitions, product development, project coordination and all general operational activities for WEST.
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Realogy appoints Katrina Helmkam as Cartus CEO

Helmkamp will report to Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider
Realogy Holdings Corp. appointed Katrina Helmkamp as chief executive officer of Cartus Corporation. Helmkamp will be responsible for improving Cartus' performance while leading technology and process transformation.
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Equifax taps former IBM executive Bryson Koehler to lead technology efforts

Will serve as chief technology officer
Equifax is continuing to reshape its leadership in the wake of the massive data breach that exposed the personal information of nearly 148 million U.S. consumers to hackers. Back in February, Equifax added a new chief information security officer, replacing one of the executives who left after the breach. Now, the company is adding another executive to help move the company forward.
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Walker & Dunlop adds Mark Besharaty to California multifamily team

Besharaty will focus on driving multifamily loan origination growth
Walker & Dunlop announce the addition of Mark Besharaty, as senior vice president and chief production officer to lead a new initiative focused on multifamily small loans. The company hopes that multifamily small loans will provide sustainable and affordable financing solutions for smaller properties in a rapidly growing market.
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Plaza Home Mortgage promotes Michael Fontaine to chief operating officer

Also serves as chief financial officer
Plaza Home Mortgage, a full-service national lender that offers wholesale, correspondent, renovation, and reverse mortgages, announced this week that it promoted Michael Fontaine to serve as the company’s chief operating officer. Fontaine previously served as Plaza’s chief financial officer and will maintain that role going forward in addition to his newly added responsibilities as COO.
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TMS adds four to leadership team

Additions aim to accelerate company's growth
To support its expanding portfolio, fintech company and 2018 HW Tech100 winner TMS announced the addition of four members to its leadership team. TMS explained these new additions aim to accelerate growth and bring the company closer to its goal of servicing more than 1 million loans by 2022.
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Celebrity Financial buys mortgage lending firm

Purchases Midwest Equity Mortgage, plans to go on acquisition tear
Financial services holding company Celebrity Financial purchased independent mortgage lending company Midwest Equity Mortgage. This is the first of several acquisitions the company said it is planning to make in the near future.
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