Jace Stirling Joins Embrace Home Loans

James “Jace” Stirling has been named the Southeast’s regional sales manager for Embrace Home Loans, the company announced in a press release.

“I’m excited to join such an incredible organization,” Stirling said. “I was drawn to Embrace’s fantastic culture, leadership, and the long-term stability of a nearly 40-year-old company. I was also attracted by Embrace’s wide variety of innovative mortgage products, its great technology, and the marketing tools it offers originators.”

Stirling will succeed former SVP and Sales Director Cary Reines, who is retiring.

As regional sales manager, Stirling will lead Embrace sales from Virginia to Florida, including Alabama. He will also recruit new talent for both branch management and mortgage originator positions.

He brings more than two decades of experience in the industry to the position, including leadership roles at major lenders. His past experience includes general manager of a joint venture between Wells Fargo and a major homebuilder, SVP and division manager at Suntrust for mid-Atlantic markets, and Mid-Atlantic regional manager for U.S. Bank.

“We are delighted to welcome Jace to our team. He has vast experience and great expertise in leading mortgage sales teams. Jace will be a tremendous asset as Embrace continues to expand around the country,” said Dennis Hardiman, CEO of Embrace Home Loans.  

“His years of experience in the mortgage industry and his track record of successfully driving growth for large mortgage lenders are invaluable,” added Embrace President of National Retail Production Steve Adamo.

Stirling is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Metropolitan Washington, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the non-profit Maryland Therapeutic Riding, Inc.