Individuals on the transfer: December 24th

District of Columbia


The Mortgage Bankers Association has decided that Charmaine Brown must fill her newly created position as Director of Diversity and Inclusion.

Brown, starting January 4, 2021, will be responsible for developing, promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion programs for the real estate finance industry.

Most recently she was Chief Equity Officer for Charles County, Md. Prior to that, she held various positions at Fannie Mae for over 20 years.


Des Moines

LenderClose has hired Kaustubh Apte as product manager and Logan Keehner as product marketing manager.

Apte joins LenderClose from John Deere Financial in Johnston, Iowa where he was a global product manager. Before that, he was Senior Manager Retail Banking at HDFC and Regional Business Manager at Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Co.

Most recently, Keehner was a project manager at Two Rivers Marketing in Des Moines. Previously, he headed Wunderman's creative team.


Overland park

PMI Rate Pro has hired Eric Low as vice president of information technology.

Low brings more than 20 years of financial services and mortgage insurance experience to PMI Rate Pro.

Previously, he was vice president of e-business and software development at National Mortgage Insurance Corp. and Director of Technology Product Management at PMI Mortgage Insurance Co.



According to Lodasoft, Mark Ramirez has joined the company as a product manager.

He brings over 25 years of experience in the mortgage banking industry, previously serving as Director of Software Engineering for creditDepot.

Prior to joining creditDepot, Ramirez built and sold a pricing engine engine company, Priceweaver.

new York


Arbor Realty Trust Inc. has named Malvina Iannone as Executive Vice President and General Counsel.

She will take over from John Bishar, who will now serve as Senior Counsel for a transitional period and will continue to serve as Arbor's Company Secretary for the Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Arbor, Iannone was Executive Counsel for Global Legal Shares Services at General Electric Co. Prior to that, she worked at White & Case LLP as an M&A and securities law attorney.

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