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Recovco Mortgage Management hires Brad Young as director, business development

Joins recently hired John Guy in role
Last month, Recovco Mortgage Management, a provider of residential and consumer loan fulfillment, due diligence, quality control, transaction management, and loan servicing solutions, hired John Guy to serve as the company’s director of business development. But it turns out that Guy won’t be the only person to hold that title.
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Goldman Sachs President Harvey Schwartz retiring, sets stage for Blankfein succession

David Solomon will serve as sole president and chief operating officer
Last week, reports emerged that Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein could be stepping down within the next year, with the company supposedly looking to one of its two co-presidents, Harvey Schwartz and David Solomon, as Blankfein’s successor. But now, it appears that Schwartz will not be taking over at Goldman Sachs, regardless of when Blankfein plans to leave.
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Guaranteed Rate laying off 180 employees, plans to hire 1,500 more

Cutting less than 5% of total workforce
Guaranteed Rate plans on laying off approximately 180 employees as part of a move to “rebalance” its organization, Crain’s Chicago Business reported recently. But in a statement provided to HousingWire, Guaranteed Rate said the layoffs, while unfortunate, will position the company to grow even more this year.
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NewDay USA appoints Garrison Foster senior vice president

Foster founded Veterans Association for Homeownership
VA lender NewDay USA announced this week it has named Garrison Foster to serve as senior vice president and oversee the company’s purchase home loan division. Foster, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and advocate for vets, founded the Veterans Association for Homeownership, a nonprofit organization that assists veterans and families to better understand and receive VA benefits.
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Realtor.com adds Michelle Meyers as vice president of customer success

Tasked with boosting relationship with real estate agents
Move, which operates Realtor.com for the National Association of Realtors, announced recently that it appointed Michelle Meyers to the newly created role of vice president of customer success. In this role, Meyers is tasked with boosting the company’s relationships with real estate agents, Realtors, and brokers.
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BOK Financial Mortgage appoints Lee Wardlow director of loan servicing

Joins from Bank of America
BOK Financial Mortgage, a division of BOK Financial, recently announced the hiring of Lee Wardlow to lead its mortgage servicing business. Wardlow will serve as director of loan servicing for BOK Financial Mortgage, which boasts a servicing portfolio of approximately $23.1 billion spread across 144,000 customers in the U.S.
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LenderClose names new VP of business development

Brian Storey hired from TMG Financial Services
LenderClose, a web-based platform which provides credit unions and community banks with real estate technology, products and solutions, announced it hired Brian Storey as its new vice president of business development. In his new role, Storey will work with financial institutions to streamline their lending process.
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