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14 | M R EP O RT MCROWD STEPHEN RYCZEK Stephen Ryczek, President of Constellation Mortgage Solutions (CMS), has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA). Earlier this year, CMS acquired ReverseVision, a reverse mortgage loan origination system. As President of CMS since 2019, Ryczek has positioned the company as a leading digital enterprise loan origination and servicing technology for the residential mortgage industry. He also plays a key role with CMS' par- ent company, Constellation Software, with key involvement in new acquisitions that continues to build Constellation's fintech footprint in the mortgage industry. Under his leader- ship, he oversees multiple companies and drives cross-functional growth. "I am delighted Stephen has ac- cepted this invitation to serve on NRMLA's Board of Directors," NRMLA President Steve Irwin said. "His back- ground in technology and subject matter expertise will greatly serve the reverse mortgage marketplace as our association works toward enhancing the customer experience and broad- ening product distribution." With the addition of the reverse mortgage origination system to CMS, Ryczek envisions a one-stop shop where originators could offer both forward (traditional) and reverse mortgages through a modern UI/UX experience that lenders can provide for brokers and loan officers. "I am honored to be appointed to the NRMLA Board of Directors," Ryczek said. "As ReverseVision is a key product for CMS, I look forward to contributing from a technology per- spective. I see a great opportunity for new fintech solutions for the reverse market, and working alongside the members of the NRMLA board will provide great insight into the needs and future of the reverse mortgage industry." JAMES "JACE" STIRLING Embrace Home Loans, a national mortgage lender, has named James "Jace" Stirling Regional Sales Manager for the company's Southeast Region. Stirling is an experienced rela- tionship manager who has led and developed sales teams at major banks and mortgage lenders, and will take over the duties of former SVP and Regional Sales Director Cary Reines, who retired on July 18 after 13 years with the company. In his new role, Stirling will be lead- ing and developing the Embrace sales teams in all states from Virginia to Florida, including Alabama. In addition, he will be recruiting mortgage origina- tors, as well as branch managers. "We are delighted to welcome Jace to our team," said Dennis Hardiman, CEO of Embrace Home Loans. "He has vast experience and great exper- tise in leading mortgage sales teams. Jace will be a tremendous asset as Embrace continues to expand around the country." Stirling has more than 25 years of mortgage industry experience and has held leadership roles with several major lenders. He began his career as a Loan Officer, and then spent a decade with Wells Fargo, where he served as General Manager of a joint venture between Wells Fargo and a major homebuilder. Stirling served nearly 10 years at SunTrust, starting as VP/Market Manager, and eventually becoming SVP/Division Manager of Mortgage in the Greater D.C., Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware markets. Most recently, Stirling was the Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager for U.S. Bank. Stirling is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Metropolitan Washington. He serves on the Board of Directors for Maryland Therapeutic Riding Inc., a nonprofit organization that works with the natural healing and therapeutic power of horses to improve the quality of life of children, adults, and veterans with special needs. SERVICE PROVIDERS SHREYANS JAIN RICHARD CHANG DANNY GARCÍA-VÉLEZ Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC) has an- nounced that Shreyans Jain and Richard Chang have joined the company and announced the promotion of Danny García-Vélez to Group VP–Head of Regional Sales & Marketing. Jain joins MGIC as SVP–Mortgage Risk Analytics, coming from PNC where he was responsible for analytics, strategy, portfolio manage- ment and data for a $10 billion busi- ness banking portfolio. Prior to that role, he held the position of Head of Analytics for Consumer Real Estate and Portfolio Management and prior to joining PNC, he was at Fannie Mae. Chang joins MGIC as VP–Internal Audit, coming from Fiserv where he was a Director in the Internal Audit group focused on IT. Prior to that, he was at Rockwell Automation, where he held various roles in Technology Operations, Information Security, and Internal Audit. García-Vélez joined MGIC in 2017 with a background in housing policy, community development, and product management, and he rose to VP– Business Development. With this pro- motion to Group VP–Head of Regional Sales & Marketing, he will be responsible for MGIC's regional business develop- ment, inside sales, marketing, and busi- ness strategy teams. SUZANNE TINSLEY WFG National Title Insurance Company (WFG), a provider of title insurance and real estate settlement services, has promoted Southwest Regional Manager Suzanne Tinsley to SVP for the company's Southwest, Western, and Rocky Mountain Regions. Tinsley, who was previously re- sponsible for running the daily agency operations in Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, will now expand her role to include leadership of agency operations for all three company regions. In this ex- panded role, she will support WFG's current agent base, drive expansion, and oversee all associated staff and state-related initiatives, improvement and budget initiatives, training, and education for the regions. In addition, Tinsley will promote and grow the WFG Blocks program, a system to integrate modular WFG solutions that best benefit each cus- tomer's growth objectives, within the three regions. "Our Southwest Region has reached new heights due to Suzanne's leader- ship," said Baron C. Buss, EVP of Agency Operations for WFG National Agency Group. "Agents adore her and more deserve to be exposed to her. Elevating her within our organization will broaden her impact, including our Western and Rocky Mountain regions. The real winners are our agents, as they experience her unwavering integrity, experience, and professionalism." Tinsley began her career in the real estate industry in 2001, transitioning from the oil and gas industry after 9/11. Having served in many facets of the industry, she admits her best years have been since being on the underwriting side of the business. Tinsley is a member of several land title associations, volunteer com- mittees, and is the district legisla- tive liaison for the Texas Land Title Association PAC. She is a Texas Real Estate Commission CE instructor and also a sales and marketing trainer for title agents. She won the Society of Commercial Realtors and Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors awards for service and has served on numerous boards in her community. She actively participates in the Ronald McDonald House, Cara Young Fish for Life and Love4Locals charities. CHAD JAMPEDRO Bonzo, a relationship management platform for mortgage and real estate professionals has named Chad Jampedro as CEO. The former CEO of GO Mortgage and Loanmarq, Jampedro was a Bonzo customer and investor in the company before joining. Jampedro joins Bonzo Co-Founders Miles Miller and Jason Perkins, who serve as COO and President, respectively, to round out Bonzo's executive team. Jampedro's duties will include navigating the capital and investor space, supporting and inspiring the Bonzo team, and establishing internal systems to support planned growth. "For Bonzo to have the transforma- tional impact we desire—empowering professionals to create freedom in their lives—we needed a visionary leader with experience in all facets of the mortgage industry and a track record of running successful businesses," Miller said.

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