Stearns Lending, LLC, a leading independent mortgage bank, announced today that Jim Linnane is taking on the position of National Retail President and will report to David Schneider, CEO of Stearns Lending. Linnane will continue to grow Stearns national presence and increase volume while expanding the business into new territories. Linnane previously served as the Division President for Stearns Home Loans over the central and eastern regions.
As we continue to focus on our clear, unwavering commitment to our customers, employees and partners, Linnanes expertise will help drive our national growth and continue to develop our best-in-class sales organization focused on delivering results, said Schneider. Linnane is an excellent leader with a strong background in production, who has a history of developing strong future leaders.
With 25 years of mortgage banking experience under his belt, Linnane is a seasoned leader with a strong background in retail production. His prior experience includes national sales for Guaranteed Rate and 16 years as the Midwest and East Sales leader for Wells Fargo where he had a loan officer team of over 2,000 associates.
Since joining Stearns, I have experienced first-hand the leadership teams commitment to providing a world-class value proposition for the loan officer, the customer, and the referral partner, said Linnane. As we look at the changing landscape in our industry, Stearns is well positioned for growth and I look forward to working with our team to ensure we remain focused on the customer and all of our sales partners who are on the front-line every day.
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In 2018, Stearns originated over 11 billion in combined retail production across Stearns Home Loans, joint-ventures, and preferred partner brands Certainty Home Loans and Citywide Home Loans. Retail continues to be a priority for the company in 2019.
About Stearns Lending, LLC
Stearns Lending, LLC is a leading provider of mortgage lending services in Wholesale, Retail, and Strategic Alliances sectors throughout the United States where licenses are held. In 2018, the company ranked as the #12 non-bank mortgage lender by Inside Mortgage Finance.
Stearns Lending is an equal housing lender and is licensed to conduct business in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Additionally, Stearns Lending is an approved HUD (United States Department of Housing and Urban Development) lender; a Single-Family Issuer for Ginnie Mae (Government National Mortgage Association); an approved Seller/Servicer for Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association); and an approved Seller/Servicer for Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation). Stearns Lending is also approved as a VA (United States Department of Veterans Affairs) lender, a USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) lender and is an approved lending institution with FHA (Federal Housing Administration). Stearns Lending, LLC is located at 4 Hutton Centre Drive, 10th Floor, Santa Ana, CA 92707. Company NMLS# 1854.
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