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Waterstone Mortgage adds two to leadership team

Lender adds Jodi Johnson as VP of risk and audit and Ed Vaccaro as regional VP of retail production
Waterstone Mortgage expands its leadership team with the appointments of Jodi Johnson, who will serve as vice president of risk and audit, and Ed Vaccaro, who will serve as regional vice president of retail production.
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Planet Home Lending taps Mike Lee to lead distributed retail expansion

Lee named senior vice president of nation production
Planet Home Lending originated $3 billion in mortgages in 2016. The company wants to grow that figure to $5 billion next year. As part of the company’s plan to get there, Planet Home Lending is planning an expansion of its distributed retail lending channel, and tapping Mike Lee to lead the effort.
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Waypoint Residential shakes up leadership team with new hires

Real estate investment firm makes four senior hires
Waypoint Residential, a vertically integrated real estate investment firm focused on the U.S. rental housing sector, recently expanded its leadership team with four new hires. Here are the four new leadership members, their experience, and what they will be doing in their new roles at Waypoint Residential.
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Jim Portner joins Cloudvirga as chief product officer

Mortgage automation provider adds industry vet Portner
Industry vet Jim Portner brings more than two decades of experience to mortgage automation platform developer Cloudvirga, where he will oversee product strategy, development and marketing for the company’s digital mortgage automation platforms. 
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Wells Fargo lays off 60 staff members from mortgage unit

But currently looking to hire 1,500 for mortgage-related roles
Wells Fargo recently laid off about 60 of its employees from the bank’s giant mortgage division. But the layoffs do not appear to be any kind of scale back by Wells Fargo, which is the largest U.S. mortgage lender by volume. Here’s what people close to the matter say.
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