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April 2023 » 11 April 2023 M O V E R S & S H A K E R S ture of retail sales, and the synergies between all departments at NAF. "We couldn't be more excited to welcome Pat to the team," said Christy Bunce, Presi- dent of New American Funding. "He is expe- rienced in many facets of the mortgage busi- ness, and his track record speaks for itself. We already have a very strong sales team, and bringing Pat onboard as the new leader will help us reach even greater heights." Prior to joining New American Funding, Bolan served as a Division Manager at one of the nation's largest lenders, where he developed a sales team from scratch. He was also able to build an operations team that enabled the loan officers in his division to produce at a very high level. Additionally, he has experience as a Divisional President and SVP, Director of Retail Mortgage Sales in previous roles. PATRICK CREEK JOINS DEEPHAVEN MORTGAGE Patrick Creek has joined non-QM lender Deephaven Mortgage LLC as Western Regional VP, Whole- sale Sales. Creek has more than 15 years' industry experience as a business develop- ment executive, with a focus on helping mortgage brokers and correspondents succeed in the non-QM marketplace. He was previously Regional VP of Sales with Arc Home LLC and VP, Wholesale-Non Delegated Sales with First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation. "Deephaven is seeing tremendous interest in non-QM products from mortgage brokers who are new to the segment," Creek said. "I am thrilled to introduce them to our knowledgeable and responsive team." At Deephaven, Creek will be responsible for working with brokers within and west of Texas to grow their non-QM revenues, drawing on Deephaven's product offerings, in-house underwriting expertise, and train- ing and support. "Pat brings deep experience in non-QM sales, operations, and loan production to Deephaven," said Tom Davis, Chief Sales Officer for Deephaven Mortgage. "His hands- on product knowledge and passion to be a strategic partner to our customers make him a valuable addition to our firm." WATERSTONE PROMOTES JENNIFER GEORGE TO VP OF INVESTOR RELATIONS AND CREDIT POLICY Waterstone Mortgage Corporation has announced the promotion of Jennifer George to the role of VP–Investor Relations and Credit Policy. George has more than 30 years of expe- rience in the mortgage lending industry and throughout her career, has held a variety of positions. In 1992, she started in a customer service support role for a mortgage servicer. From there, she transitioned into the areas of funding, closing, processing, and underwrit- ing. She joined Waterstone Mortgage in 2018 as the Regional Underwriting Manager for the Western Region and was later promoted to VP–Credit Policy. "I have been fortunate to work at Water- stone Mortgage for more than four years, and I look forward to the new opportunities and challenges that my role will bring," George said. "What I enjoy most about Waterstone is that—no matter how much we grow—I've always felt like I'm part of one team where ev- eryone supports each other, and we all have the same goals. Waterstone is always open to making positive, impactful changes—which works perfectly for me and my role." During her time at Waterstone Mortgage, George has been instrumental in reengi- neering the company's credit policy strategy. She also oversaw the addition of manual underwriting for the lender's government products and worked closely with the Prod- uct Development team on the rollout of loans for singlewide manufactured homes. In her new role, George will continue "Deephaven is seeing tremendous interest in non-QM products from mortgage brokers who are new to the segment. I am thrilled to introduce them to our knowledgeable and responsive team." —Patrick Creek, Western Regional VP, Wholesale Sales, Deephaven Mortgage LLC

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