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American Mortgage Consultants acquires Meridian Asset Services

Furthers firm's mission to become a "one-stop-shop" for secondary mortgage market players
American Mortgage Consultants, a due-diligence firm that caters to secondary market participants, has acquired Meridian Asset Services. AMC said Meridian's collateral, curative and title quality-control capabilities will enhance its third-party review and tech offerings that support private-label securitization transactions, due diligence and quality control.
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The other shoe drops: Ginnie Mae head Michael Bright lands new gig at SFIG

Named president and CEO of the Structured Finance Industry Group
Just one day after HUD announced that Michael Bright would be stepping down as interim head of Ginnie Mae, news hit of Bright’s new gig in the private sector. The Structured Finance Industry Group, a trade advocacy group for the securities markets, announced Thursday that Bright will be servicing as its new president and CEO.
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Capital Bank co-founder named head of investor relations at Mr. Cooper Group

Kenneth Posner signs on as senior VP, strategic planning and investor relations
Mr. Cooper Group has named Capital Bank Financial co-founder Kenneth Posner senior vice president, strategic planning and investor relations. Mr. Cooper Chairman and CEO Jay Bray said Posner's 'background and experience will be valuable as we actively share our story and engage with the investor community."
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loanDepot creates national sales leadership position, fills it with industry top gun

New National Sales EVP John Bianchi will report directly to Chief Production Officer Dan Hanson
In an effort to grow its retail channel, loanDepot CEO and Founder Anthony Hsieh recently announced John Bianch was appointed to the position of executive vice president of national sales. Hsieh said Bianch's hire positions the company to further invest in the tools, products and technology that today's retail loan officer needs to win.
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Nick Bailey steps down as Century 21 CEO and president

Chief Growth Officer Michael Miedler to take over
Century 21 Real Estate announced Monday that President and CEO Nick Bailey is stepping down, effective January 11. The real estate company's current chief growth officer, Michael Miedler, will take the reins as its new president and CEO. Bailey will remain an adviser until March 1 to ensure a smooth transition.
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American Financial Resources COO Bill Packer to chair MBA's tech forum

Industry veteran will lead RESTECH
The Mortgage Bankers Association has named American Financial Resources COO Bill Packer chairman of its Residential Technology Forum. "MBA is committed to bringing industry leaders and tech experts together to address the challenges and opportunities facing our members, investors and consumers," said MBA SVP and Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni.
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Cloudvirga appoints Ashley Lundquist to VP of talent

Ashley Lundquist previously served as Houzz's manger of recruitment
Digital mortgage software provider Cloudvirga announced Ashley Lundquist will spearhead its growth initiatives as vice president of talent. Cloudvirga CEO Michael Schreck said Lundquist’s experience in attracting and developing talent for high-growth tech companies will be essential as Cloudvirga expands its team.
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LoanLogics hires David Parker as SVP of product management

Mortgage tech veteran joins team to drive product portfolio
LoanLogics, a provider of loan quality management and performance analytics, hired David Parker as senior vice president of product management. In this role, the 30-year industry veteran will oversee the vision and direction of LoanLogic's product portfolio and be tasked with customer engagement and retention.
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