SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stearns Lending, LLC, a leading provider of mortgage lending services in Wholesale, Retail, Strategic Alliances and Consumer Direct sectors, today announced that it has named highly-accomplished industry veteran Tony Taveekanjana as Executive Vice President, National Head of Retail Lending. Recognized as a decisive, results-focused, solutions-oriented expert, Taveekanjana will be responsible for leadership and management for all retail loan production.
“Stearns is extraordinarily pleased to welcome Tony to the senior executive leadership team,” said James Hecht, COO of Stearns Lending. “Tony is an exceptional leader whose 20 years of experience, along with his impressive track-record for growing retail lending production, will be invaluable to achieving our vision for strategic growth. We look forward to the significant contributions he will make as we continue to grow our Retail footprint across the United States.”
Prior to joining Stearns, Taveekanjana served as Divisional Vice President at Movement Mortgage, where he was responsible for growth and profitability in the Western Division. He led this division to exceptional achievements, including increasing production volume by approximately 1,000 percent over a period spanning less than three years.
Earlier in his career, Taveekanjana held leadership positions at New Penn Financial, where he served as Divisional Vice President, and at Fifth Third Bank, where he was Senior Vice President and Head of Mortgage. He served as Regional Vice President at Countrywide Home Loans. Taveekanjana attended the University of Tampa’s John Sykes College of Business and the Leadership Development Institute at Eckerd College.
For more than 28 years, Stearns has been helping employees, borrowers and business partners to reach their goals by successfully exceeding expectations and leading the industry with innovation and efficiency.
About Stearns Lending, LLC
Stearns Lending, LLC is a leading provider of mortgage lending services in Wholesale, Retail, Strategic Alliances and Consumer Direct sectors throughout the United States where licenses are held. Stearns is consistently listed as a top Mortgage Originator 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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