Stearns Retail Appoints Industry Veteran Drew Lindblad as Regional Vice President for Southeastern U.S.

SANTA ANA, Calif.--()--Stearns Lending, LLC, a leading provider of mortgage lending services in Retail, Wholesale, Strategic Alliances and Consumer Direct sectors, today announced that industry veteran Drew Lindblad has joined the company’s leadership team as Regional Vice President, Southeastern Region of the Retail business channel. In this role, Lindblad’s responsibilities include oversight of all loan production, growth, and business development efforts in the region, with particular focus on Florida’s housing markets.

“We are excited to add another accomplished industry veteran to our regional leadership team,” said Stearns National Head of Retail Lending Tony Taveekanjana. “Drew brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and success and we’re confident that he will help us grow the Southeast and Florida presence at an exponential rate.”

Lindblad brings over 28 years of experience to Stearns Retail. Prior to joining the company, he served as Senior Vice President, Regional Manager at Prospect Mortgage, where he was responsible for all production and growth for Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee. Lindblad also led the company's expansion for all geography east of the Rocky Mountains.

Earlier in his career, Lindblad held leadership positions at several mortgage companies, including Wells Fargo, Countrywide and Pinnacle Financial. He also has experience in the home-building industry. Lindblad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Indiana University.

“I am looking forward to working with the leadership team at Stearns, and am eager to play my part in growing the retail footprint of this rapidly growing company in Florida and throughout the Southeast,” Lindblad said.

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

A rapidly-growing mortgage industry leader and innovator, Stearns Lending, LLC, provides responsible, simplified mortgage solutions in Retail, Wholesale, Strategic Alliances, and Consumer Direct sectors throughout the United States where licenses are held. The company and its team members are passionately committed to delighting customers, while leading the industry in profitable growth.

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.

For more information, visit www.stearns.com.

Contacts

Stearns Lending, LLC
Brad Hoke
Executive Vice President
972-521-1057
bhoke@stearns.com

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Contacts

Stearns Lending, LLC
Brad Hoke
Executive Vice President
972-521-1057
bhoke@stearns.com