Jeff Wilkish Named Regional VP For New England At loanDepot

Jeff Wilkish has been named Regional VP for New England at loanDepot, the lender announced in a press release.

In his new role, Wilkish will oversee growth and performance at branches throughout New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont.

“As we considered how to fill this critical leadership position, we looked for someone who is both an exceptional developer of originator talent, and also part of the fabric of New England. A native New Englander, Jeff fits the bill all around,” said loanDepot Executive Vice President John Bianchi.

“I couldn’t be more excited about marrying Jeff’s particular strengths with those of our amazing team.”

Wilkish comes to loanDepot from Movement Mortgage, where he spent seven years as a sales leader in the region. His other experience includes leadership positions at Primary Residential Mortgage, Guaranteed Rate, and First Financial Mortgage. 

“Since our acquisition of Mortgage Master in 2015, New England has been a critical market for loanDepot’s vision of the future. Jeff’s expertise and leadership will be invaluable as we continue to strengthen our position and grow in this critical market,” LDI Mortgage President Jeff Walsh added.

loanDepot has added several key leaders in the last year, including a new head of VA lending and executive director of enterprise partnerships and acquisitions.

Launched in 2010, the California-based company prioritizes a “digital-first” approach to lending. It is one of the largest non-bank lenders in the U.S. and operates hundreds of offices across the nation.

Its actions are informed by its Vision 2025 plan, which aims for “long-term value creation” through organizational restructuring, job cuts, emphasis on outreach to underserved communities, and growing its HELOC business.

At the end of 2023 it debuted a zero-down program for FHA borrowers.

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