MReport December 2019

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M R EP O RT | 11 MCROWD retail team," said Brigitte Ataya, VP, Retail Sales Strategy for loanDepot. As VP, Strategic Alliances, Steve will lead the charge in cultivating key partnerships and programs aimed at enhancing the homebuying experience for consumers. He has extensive experience in the alliance space having held similar roles at Summit Funding, Bank of America, and Countrywide Home Loans. TONY TAVEEKANJANA Gateway First Bank announced that Tony Taveekanjana is joining the organization as EVP and Chief Production Officer, subject to regulatory approval. In his new role, Taveekanjana will oversee all retail and correspondent mortgage production across the country out of Gateway's offices in Dallas, Texas. "This is a significant event in the mortgage industry," said Stephen Curry, Chairman and CEO. "Attracting an industry leader of Tony's caliber to our team is a terrific compliment to the business model we have launched. His career was built on recruiting great talent and implementing disciplined growth strategies that drive success for both clients and team members. He brings those critical skills to our journey." ROBERT TYLER-COOK Robert Tyler-Cook has joined Planet Home Lending, a national lender and servicer, as SVP of the company's Western division. Known for his ability to organically grow mortgage banking companies, Tyler-Cook will strategi- cally build and manage the company's branch network in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. "Robert is a seasoned scratch-build specialist who has repeatedly set growth and retention records during his nearly two decades in the industry," said Mike Lee, EVP of National Production at Planet Home Lending. "He has a knack for adding the right people and products in the right markets and then giving them the management support to succeed." SERVICE PROVIDER BRENDA CLEM LoanLogics, a prodiver of loan quality technology for mortgage manufacturing and loan acquisition, announced that Brenda B. Clem, CMB, has joined the company as Chief Product Strategist. In her new role, Clem will be responsible for developing and implement- ing strategic plans for all LoanLogics products and maintaining strong relationships within the mortgage industry to understand the prioritization of market needs. "Throughout her career, Brenda has been a tireless advocate for leveraging technology to improve processes throughout the mortgage manufacturing cycle," said Bill Neville, CEO, LoanLogics. "Brenda brings a depth of capital markets experience and will play a primary role in the construction and evolution of our investor centric product offerings. I am delighted to welcome Brenda to the LoanLogics team." know someone moving up in the industry? email us at Anywhere. Anytime. Bringing Today's Lending Headlines into Focus, MReport Digital Puts Mortgage Banking News at Your Fingertips Experts you trust. People you know. News you want. MReport is putting essential mortgage market news at your fingertips with our new digital edition, now available online via your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Enjoy the magazine at your desk, and tap into MReport Digital's easily accessible platform anywhere, anytime. Committed to giving originators, servicers, and all lending professionals access to smarter perspectives, MReport believes it's time to think differently about the mortgage industry. Because the American Dream is evolving . . . are you? Subscribe to MReport and MReport Digital now! Call 800.856.8060 or connect with us online at to take advantage of our special introductory offer!

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