Management and Career Moves News

Management and Career Moves News – including staff changes, new hires, promotions, HR and related career news as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


TRK Connection Promotes Randy Abbey to Chief Technology Officer

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 21, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TRK Connection, a leading provider of mortgage quality control and origination management solutions, announced it has promoted former Senior Systems Architect Randy Abbey to Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this new role, Abbey will bring to bear his two decades of SaaS, cloud security and diverse solution development expertise.

The Mortgage Collaborative Appoints Arthur Prieston, CMB, Chair of Newly Formed Capital Markets Committee

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced that industry authority Arthur Prieston has been appointed chair of its newly formed Capital Markets Committee. In this role, Prieston will lead capital market engagements for the group’s lender members.

ARMCO Promotes COO Phil McCall to President

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., July 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of financial quality control and compliance software ACES Audit Technology(TM), announced that chief operating officer Phil McCall has been promoted to company president. In his new role, McCall will oversee all operations for the company, including the expansion of the company’s award-winning ACES Audit Technology platform.

Mortgage Capital Trading Taps Industry Capital Markets Veteran Bill Berliner as Director of Analytics

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 10, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing technology firm, announced that it has appointed Bill Berliner to the newly created position of director of analytics. In this role, he will take the lead to develop new products and services, enhance existing solutions, and help expand MCT’s footprint as the preeminent industry-leader in secondary marketing capabilities for lender clients.

Veteran Corporate Attorney Lloyd A. Schmidt Joins Hoge Fenton

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 5, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — We are pleased to announce that veteran corporate attorney Lloyd A. Schmidt, formerly a shareholder at Hopkins & Carley, has joined Hoge Fenton. With over 30 years of experience advising companies and business owners, Lloyd is a well-known and respected corporate, M & A and business transactions attorney.

Jake Seid, Real Estate Industry Veteran Joins Qualia Advisory Board

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 22, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Qualia today announced that Jake Seid will join the company’s board of advisors. In addition to his time as president of Ten-X (formerly known as Auction.com) and Managing Director at Lightspeed Venture Partners, Seid is an investor and advisor to a myriad of companies touching the real estate sector, including Blend Labs, LendingHome, Opendoor, Reside, Roofstock, Shogun, and Ten-X.

Mortgage Automation Pioneer Hires Veteran Tech Entrepreneur Michael Schreck as CEO

IRVINE, Calif., June 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga(SM), developer of next-generation loan officer and direct-to-consumer point-of-sale (POS) systems, has named Michael Schreck its chief executive officer. He succeeds cloudvirga co-founder Bill Dallas, who will continue as chairman of cloudvirga’s board of directors.

Technologies Management, Inc. Adds Consulting Strength in Telecom Network Planning and Cost Management

MAITLAND, Fla., June 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Technologies Management, Inc. (“TMI”) announced today the addition of Don Gale to its team of consultants. TMI, a leading provider of consulting services, project management, compliance reporting and information tools to over 200 communications companies, said that Mr. Gale’s addition to their consulting team significantly enhances the firm’s expertise in the areas of communications network design, implementation and cost optimization, allowing it to better serve its clients’ needs in those critical areas of their operations.

Utelogy Corporation Continues Its Growth with the Addition of Jimmy Ho as Product Development Vice President

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 5, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Utelogy, which makes software for control, enterprise management and analytics of audiovisual systems for business and education, announces Giang “Jimmy” Ho joins the company as Vice President, Product Development. Utelogy has seen steady growth in clients, representative firms, and solution partners throughout North America.

VLP Law Group Continues Its Growth with the Addition of Real Estate Partner David B. Franklin

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 2, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that David B. Franklin has joined the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group as a partner based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Franklin’s practice concentrates on real estate transactions and land use, primarily in California and Hawaii.

FormFree Names Douglas Brewer Director of its Enterprise Architecture

ATLANTA, Ga., June 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced the appointment of senior software developer Douglas Brewer to the role of director of enterprise architecture. Brewer, who first joined FormFree in 2014, will be responsible for managing the retention and growth of FormFree’s software development team, overseeing enterprise software design and ensuring the quality and timely delivery of software updates.

Industry Veteran Joins Mortgage Technology Vendor, LBA Ware

MACON, Ga., June 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware(TM), a leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lending and retail banking, announced it has hired Finn Klemann as director of business development. In this role, Klemann will bring his more than 20 years of business development and sales experience in forging new relationships for LBA Ware in the financial services industry, with a specific focus on targeting growth in the mortgage industry.

Ann Fulmer Joins FormFree as Chief Strategy and Industry Relations Officer

ATLANTA, Ga., May 23, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree(R) today announced that it has hired mortgage loan quality subject matter expert and analyst Ann Fulmer as its chief strategy and industry relations officer. FormFree’s flagship product, AccountChek(R), is an asset verification app that streamlines the loan underwriting process for both borrowers and lenders, resulting in higher borrower satisfaction and shaving more than a week off the time it takes to close a loan.

Dr. Cheikh Mboup will Ensure that DIBCOIN is the First Cryptocurrency to Be Accepted Into 500 Retail Outlets within 12 Months

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 22, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DIB Funding, Inc. today announced the Company has signed a recognized entrepreneur with a keen eye on acquisitions and mergers, Dr. Cheikh Mboup, to the Company’s Advisory Board. He will immediately begin integrating DIBCOIN into the Point of Sale (POS) systems in up to 500 brick and mortar stores.

EPIC Insurance adds Broker/Producer Nick Pedisich

SAN FRANCISCO and CONCORD, Calif., May 22, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Nick Pedisich has joined the firm as a Transportation Industry-focused insurance broker/producer.

Technologies Management, Inc. Selects Director for Its Burgeoning Telecom Regulatory Compliance Reporting Practice

MAITLAND, Fla., May 17, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Technologies Management, Inc. (“TMI”), a leading provider of regulatory consulting services, network optimization, and project management to communications providers, has named Patrick MacNeil as Director of Compliance Reporting.

William Reyes Joins Wholesale Trading Insurance Services in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wholesale Trading Insurance Services, LLC (WTIS) announced today that industry veteran William Reyes has joined the firm as Director/Casualty Broker in Laguna Niguel, Calif.; he will work in conjunction with the firm’s principal office in San Francisco.

The Mortgage Collaborative Welcomes LaNette Holley as Director of Strategic Initiatives

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, announced the hiring of LaNette Holley as their Director of Strategic Initiatives. Holley comes to The Mortgage Collaborative with over 25 years of experience in the area of mortgage lending.

Jim Paul Joins Bank of Southern California N.A.

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced that Jim Paul has joined the Bank as Vice President, Business Banking at the Del Mar Corporate office. He will primarily focus on building new client relationships for the bank.

Simplifile Hires Toni Carroll as National Settlement Account Manager

PROVO, Utah, April 26, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, announced it has hired title and settlement industry veteran Toni Carroll as national settlement account manager. In this position, Carroll will maintain and improve Simplifile’s settlement software vendor relationships while supporting the sales effort to deliver Settlement Collaboration to the real estate industry.

Mortgage Capital Trading Adds Cara Krause to its Growing Sales Team

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 26, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing technology firm, announced that Cara Krause has joined the company as regional sales director. Ms. Krause will handle business development efforts and client management for new lender clients in the Northeast region of the country.

The Capacity Group – an EPIC Company adds Jeanne Braun as President of Health Care Strategy Group

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., MAHWAH, N.J., LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 17, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capacity Group of NY LLC (CGNY), a division of The Capacity Group – an EPIC Company and a retail property & casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefit consultant, announced today that Jeanne Braun has joined the firm as president of CGNY’s newly established Health Care Strategy Group.

Twelve 11 Media Names Kristin Messerli Managing Editor of Mortgage Women Magazine

LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Twelve 11 Media, the Publisher of “Mortgage Women Magazine” and “Mortgage Compliance Magazine,” announced today that Kristin Messerli has been named Managing Editor of Mortgage Women Magazine. Kristin officially started on April 1, 2017 and the May-June 2017 issue of “Mortgage Women Magazine” will be the first issue produced under Kristin’s leadership.

Melyn Acasio Joins Bank of Southern California, N.A.

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced that Melyn Acasio has joined the Bank as Vice President, Client Relationship Manager at the Del Mar Corporate office. She will primarily focus on building new client relationships for the bank.

Alessandro Feitosa joins 5 Bars as Vice President, Solution Engineering

IRVINE, Calif., March 24, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 BARS(R) announced today that Alessandro Feitosa has joined 5 Bars as Vice President, Solution Engineering. Alessandro brings 15 years of experience and expertise in the sports and technology space. He has led strategic pursuits and deployments across the globe.

LBA Ware Adds Matthew Marshall as Solutions Consultant

MACON, Ga., March 22, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware(TM), a leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lending and retail banking, announced it has hired Matthew Marshall as a solutions consultant to support the firm’s sales efforts. In this role, Marshall will be responsible for articulating the value proposition of LBA Ware’s solutions.

Hoge Fenton Intellectual Property and Privacy & Data Security Practice Grows

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — We are pleased to announce that Counsel Lee Lueddemann, formerly of the Law Office of Leopold Lueddemann in San Ramon, Calif., and Associate Marianna Khoury, formerly of Twitter, Inc., have joined Hoge Fenton. Both are members of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Privacy & Data Security Groups.

Ascende – an EPIC Company adds Gary C. McKinney to Southwest Region Business Development Team

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, March 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Gary C. McKinney has joined the firm’s Southwest Region Employee Benefits Consulting Practice in Houston (Ascende – an EPIC Company) as Business Development Manager.

Philip Stevens joins Optima Group as Director

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Feb. 23, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Philip C. Stevens has joined Optima Group, Inc. as Director, with responsibility for helping the firm’s clients achieve their goals through the development of business and marketing strategies as well as the deployment of communications initiatives. A seasoned executive from the financial services and insurance industries, Philip was most recently with Pappas MacDonnell, Inc., where he worked with a variety of clients in banking, investment management, insurance and business services.

Global DMS Hires Industry Veteran Julie Bussey as Director of National Accounts

LANSDALE, Pa., Feb. 23, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global DMS, a leading provider of cloud-based compliant valuation management software, announced that Julie Bussey has joined the company as national accounts director. In this businesses development position, she will play an instrumental role in introducing Global DMS’ suite of automated valuation management technology solutions to the mortgage lending industry.

EPIC’s Thomas E. O’Neil Returns to New York as President of EPIC’s Northeast Region

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Thomas E. O’Neil has been appointed Northeast Region President, relocating to New York City from EPIC’s headquarters in San Francisco.

Chris Kiley Joins Wholesale Trading in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wholesale Trading Insurance Services, LLC (WTIS) announced today that industry veteran Chris Kiley has joined the firm as Managing Director/Property Broker. WTIS is a privately-held wholesale insurance broker created and managed by industry veterans whose goal is to better align the business interests of the retail broker, the wholesaler and insurance carriers.

EPIC Insurance Adds Adam Frugoli as Vice President in Health Care Strategy Group

SAN FRANCISCO and SACRAMENTO, Calif., and IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Feb. 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property & casualty brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Adam Frugoli has joined the firm as a vice president of EPIC’s Health Care Strategy Group.

EPIC adds Doug Bull to Construction and Design Solutions Practice in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that risk management and insurance professional Doug Bull has joined the firm’s Construction and Design Solutions team in San Francisco as a vice president.

Bank of Southern California NA Announces Promotion of Tony DiVita to Chief Banking Officer

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced that Tony DiVita has been promoted to the role of Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer. In his expanded role, he will continue to oversee new business origination and customer retention efforts, the Small Business Administration (SBA) Group, and bank marketing.

EPIC Adds Bill Bergstrom as Vice President and Program Leader of Golf Insurance Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property & casualty brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Bill Bergstrom has joined the firm to lead the operations and growth initiatives of its Golf Insurance Services Program, which has provided insurance and risk management solutions to golf courses and country clubs since 1985.

EPIC Insurance Adds Christopher J. Giuditta as Vice President in the Northeast

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Christopher J. Giuditta has joined the firm as a vice president. Giuditta will focus on the cultivation and development of new revenue opportunities throughout EPIC’s Northeast Region.

Utelogy Corporation Appoints Joey D’Angelo as V.P. of Engineering

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 24, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Utelogy Corporation, creator of audio/visual control, management, and analytics software, announces Joey D’Angelo joins the company as Vice President of Engineering. D’Angelo will help drive Utelogy’s growth velocity and product feature sets as the company continues on its mission to deliver true, non-proprietary Software-Defined AV solutions that can be virtualized or leveraged on any common data center and network infrastructure.

5 BARS names Monnie McGaffigan President

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 23, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 BARS(R) announced today the appointment of Monnie McGaffigan as president of the wireless solutions firm. 5 Bars is a premier provider of master wireless plans and marketing agreements for cities and municipalities across the United States.

Senior Business Leader and Consultant Duane Dennis Joins EPIC in Southern California

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 23, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Duane Dennis has joined the firm as a senior consultant and principal in the firm’s Southern California Employee Benefits Consulting Practice.

ReverseVision Names Kelly Kelleher Director of Corporate Marketing and Events

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, Inc., the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced the promotion of Kelly Kelleher to the role of director of corporate marketing and events. In her new role, Kelleher will refine ReverseVision’s brand identity to ensure it resonates with an evolving reverse mortgage marketplace.

McWhirter Realty Partners Announces 15-percent Growth in 2016

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — McWhirter Realty Partners, a comprehensive real estate services firm offering brokerage, property management and development services, today announced a significant increase in business during 2016, realizing 15 percent growth over 2015.

Maria Chambers, IACCP, Promoted to Chief Compliance Officer at Klingenstein Fields Wealth Advisors

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Klingenstein Fields Wealth Advisors (KFWA), a leading wealth management firm with more than $3 billion in assets under management, is pleased to announce that Maria Chambers, Vice President, has been promoted to Chief Compliance Officer at the firm. Ms. Chambers’ responsibilities include administering KFWA’s compliance program, overseeing day to day compliance needs, maintaining and developing compliance policies, procedures and processes.

EPIC adds Timothy B. Ward to Risk Solutions Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that casualty risk management professional Timothy Ward has joined the firm’s Stamford, Connecticut-based EPIC Risk Solutions Practice as a Principal and Casualty Practice Leader.

5 Bars welcomes Greg Steininger as National Vice President of Communities

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars(TM) a leader in wireless technology solutions, announced the appointment of Greg Steininger as National Vice President, Communities. 5 Bars is a premier provider of wireless master plans and asset marketing for cities, counties and large-scale venues.

Hoge Fenton announces that attorney Crystal N. Riggins has been elevated to shareholder, effective Jan. 1, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Crystal Riggins, based in Hoge Fenton’s Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Ethics & Professional Liability practice groups. Hoge Fenton is a multi-service law firm.

EPIC Adds Melissa Delaney as Senior Vice President – Private Client Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE)– EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property, casualty brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Melissa Delaney has joined the firm as a senior vice president in their Private Client Solutions Specialty Group. Delaney will be responsible for client relations, management and production for EPIC’s Northeast Region Private Client Solutions team.

Rod Gummerman Joins Utelogy Corporation as Senior Developer

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Utelogy Corporation, creator of software for control and management of audiovisual systems for business and education, brings Rod Gummerman on board as Senior Developer in the company’s most recent hire.

NRMLA Adds ReverseVision President and CEO John Button to Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that its president and CEO, John Button, has joined the board of directors for the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA).

Brian Boike Joins Simplifile as Director of Product Strategy

PROVO, Utah, Dec. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leader in electronic document and data workflow technology for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, today announced it has hired Brian Boike as director of product strategy. In his new role, Boike will work with executive leadership and business partners to identify new technological solutions for collaboration and information sharing that enable Simplifile’s clients to work more efficiently and profitably.

Nationwide Appraisal Network Hires Monica Bankus as VP of Operations, and Establishes a New Platinum Standard for Customer Experience

OLDSMAR, Fla., Dec. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nationwide Appraisal Network (NAN), an innovative, women-owned, industry-leading appraisal management company with true national coverage, announced today that Monica Bankus has joined the company and will serve as VP of Operations. In that role, she will lead a team that will employ proprietary, groundbreaking technology, enhanced workflow and processes, improved communication with appraisers and lenders – and establish a new Platinum Standard for customer experience at NAN, a standard that with time the mortgage industry might attempt to adopt as its own.

MetaSource Promotes John Nixon to Chief Revenue Officer

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MetaSource, the leading provider of mortgage quality control (QC) compliance advisory and workflow automation solutions, announced it has promoted John Nixon to Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). In this new role, Nixon will be responsible for the alignment of all resources dedicated to demand creation for business development, strategic account management and marketing to foster growth to continue MetaSource’s success.

VLP Law Group LLP Continues Growth with Addition of Corporate Partner Geoffrey Perusse

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Geoffrey Perusse has joined the firm’s Corporate Practice Group as a partner based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Perusse will chair the firm’s Private Funds and Investment Management Group.

Utelogy Continues Building Technology Team with New Hire to Augment Support and Integration

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Utelogy Corporation, creator of software for control and management of audiovisual systems for business and education, continues to hire as a result of growth and a desire to build a strong team of developers and technical experts.

The Mortgage Collaborative Appoints David G. Kittle, CMB, President

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending cooperative, today announced the appointment of David G. Kittle, CMB as its President said John M. Robbins, CMB, the corporation’s Chairman.

Local Banker Luz Gonzalez Joins Bank of Southern California, N.A.

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Nov. 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced today that Luz Gonzalez has joined the Company as Branch Sales Manager of its Rancho Mirage branch. Most recently, Ms. Gonzalez served the Coachella Valley community as a Deputy Sheriff for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, following a successful eleven-year career at El Paseo Bank.

EPIC Insurance adds Broker/Producer Rick Haycock in Sacramento, Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO and SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that Rick Haycock has joined the firm as a property & casualty insurance broker/producer.

Ascende – an EPIC Company Expands Southwest Leadership Team and Welcomes New International Benefits Leader

HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Ascende – an EPIC Company has promoted Mary Parker and Dina Flavin to managing principals, joining Steve Goulet and Suzanne McGarey as strategic leaders of Ascende’s Health & Welfare practice. Collectively, they also serve as client engagement managers, providing senior leadership support and direction to the firm’s consulting clients.

VLP Law Group LLP Continues Growth with Addition of Melissa Krasnow as a Partner in the Firm’s Privacy and Technology Transactions Practice Groups

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 31, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Melissa Krasnow has joined the firm as a Partner in the Privacy & Data Security, Technology Transactions and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Groups. As the first Minnesota attorney to join VLP, she will be based in Minneapolis and will continue her practice in these areas.

Schmidt Mortgage Hires John Kulka to Oversee New Business Efforts

CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Schmidt Mortgage Company (Schmidt) Executive Vice President Jeffrey Steed announced today the addition of John Kulka as manager of new business development. A 25-year mortgage industry veteran, Kulka brings considerable experience in cross-selling mortgage products across related industries, affinity marketing and retail mortgage lending.