Four New Hires At DPR

Down Payment Resource has announced four new hires to help expand its sales footprint, relationships, and customer base.

The new crew includes two leadership appointments – Tani Lawrence as Enterprise Sales Executive and Angel Romero as HFA relationship manager – as well as two DPA program specialists, Keith Futrell and Kathy Gault.

“Intense consumer demand for homebuyer assistance has driven explosive usership across our tools for lenders, agents, and listing sites — prompting us to grow our team with the addition of four incredibly knowledgeable and passionate housing finance professionals,” said DPR Founder and CEO Rob Chrane.

“I look forward to working with the expanded DPR family to champion innovative tools, strategies, and programs that make homeownership more affordable and accessible for everyone.”

Lawrence will focus on business growth by showing housing pros the benefits of DPR’s solutions to their customers and operations. Prior to this position, she served in a business development role at Optimal Blue and as a senior business development exec at a document fulfillment fintech.

Romero brings more than ten years of industry experience to the position. She will spearhead DPR’s relationships with HFAs across the nation. Prior to DPR, she was AVP, post-closing manager, and resident housing program expert at Cherry Creek Mortgage.

Futrell and Gault will guide DPR partners to custom down payment assistant insights and strategies. Futrell’s background is in mortgage account management, processing, and underwriting, with a specialized knowledge of underwriting DPA programs.

Gault, who previously worked for Mountain West Financial, curated the lender’s DPA program roster, managed DPA programs, and trained originators on them.

Down Payment Resource is a housing tech provider that tracks every homebuyer assistance program, giving it the expertise necessary to assist nonprofits, HFAs, GSEs, and policymakers, among others. Its technology is used by five of the top 10 retail mortgage lenders by volume, three of the four largest real estate listing websites, and 500,000 real estate agents.