Tammy Richards Named Kind Lending COO

Industry veteran Tamara “Tammy” Richards is joining California-based Kind Lending as its new Chief Operating Officer. In her new role, Richards will oversee all operational aspects of Kind Lending, especially focusing on scaling its infrastructure and processes to support growth. “I am incredibly excited to join Kind Lending at such a pivotal time in the company’s growth,” she said.  “I am deeply impressed by Kind Lending’s commitment to social impact and its innovative approach to making homeownership more accessible for all.” Richards brings more than four decades of experience to the position, having served in positions across the mortgage spectrum. She held executive leadership roles at Bank of America, Caliber Home Loans, and most recently loanDepot, where she was COO.…

Rick Allen Promoted To Optimal Blue COO

Rick Allen has been named Chief Operating Officer at Optimal Blue, the company announced in a press release. In his new position, he will focus on operational oversight across the company and work to enhance efficiencies and execution. “Our clients have long relied on our technology and data to operate profitably and efficiently, and our ability to serve them has always come from our own ability to operate with agility,” said Allen.  “It’s a privilege to step into this role and assume executive oversight of Optimal Blue’s operations so we can continue delivering the highest quality products and services to our customers and partners.” Allen was promoted from his position as Chief Administrative Officer. He brings nearly four decades of…

Mark Tribuna Named Arrive Home COO

Mark Tribuna has been named Chief Operations Officer at Arrive Home, the company announced in a press release. In his new position, Tribuna will take charge of operations and oversee the company’s growth as it expands homeownership access to underserved borrowers. He previously served as Chairman and CEO of Nation One Mortgage Company. His other experience includes executive-level positions at EquiShare Alliance, NAF, Southwest Funding, and CBC Mortgage Agency, among others. “We are excited to welcome Mark to the Arrive Home team,” said Arrive Home President Tai Christensen. “His expertise in mortgage operations and financial management will be critical in assisting us as we make massive strides toward solidifying our position as a leader in affordable housing solutions.” Arrive Home…

New Rocket CEO Named

Fintech exec Varun Krishna has been named CEO of Rocket Companies, the parent company of Rocket Mortgage. “I am honored to join the Rocket Companies team,” Krishna said in a statement. “Rocket has a rock-solid foundation and tremendous potential, with its comprehensive ecosystem and industry-renowned technology, strong brand, and award-winning client service. I look forward to working with Bill, the Board, and Rocket’s exceptionally talented team members to drive the company’s future success and create long-term value for our stakeholders.” Krishna succeeds Bill Emerson, who has served as interim CEO since June when Jay Farner retired. Emerson will remain on the Board and work with Krishna throughout the transition. Krishna officially takes over on September 5. Krishna brings over two…

Shawna Hernandez Named Endpoint COO

Digital title and settlement company Endpoint promoted Shawna Hernandez to COO, a newly created position, the company announced. “I’m honored to be named COO at Endpoint. We have such a talented and fantastic group of folks here at Endpoint, making it a joy to collaborate with great people and drive meaningful change in our industry,” she said. Hernandez was promoted from SVP of Operations, a position she held since April 2022. In her new role, Hernandez will take lead on implementing the company’s digital closing solutions, as well as introducing strategies to optimize and scale operations. Hernandez joined Endpoint in October 2020, bringing two decades of settlement industry experience to the company. She oversaw the development of the company’s proprietary…

Suzy Lindblom Appointed Arc Home COO

Non-QM lender Arc Home LLC has appointed Suzy Lindblom as Chief Operating Officer, the company announced in a press release. “Arc Home is well-positioned for steady growth through innovative proprietary products and technology, and I’m thrilled to have been chosen to be the Chief Operating Officer. My goal is to create a seamless customer-focused experience for our clients and homebuyers throughout the entire mortgage loan process,” Lindblom said. Lindblom is an industry veteran with a strong past history of leadership. Prior to Arc Home, she served as COO for First Guaranty Mortgage, and has held the same position at Planet Home Lending. She has also served as Managing Director of Operations at Stearns Lending. She has earned many industry awards,…

Bindiya Jain Named COO Of HUNT Mortgage

HUNT Mortgage Corporation has hired Bindiya Jain as Chief Operating Officer, the company announced. As COO, Jain will be responsible for increasing overall revenue opportunities, building profitability, and ensuring efficiency within HUNT’s residential brokerage. She will report to president Linda Mallia regarding the overall operations of the company. “Our organization is built on a growth mindset. This is not solely based on volume, but also on the advancement of a diverse and inclusive team achieving its goals,” said Mallia.  “Bindiya shares our vision for growth and will be instrumental in helping us achieve our fullest potential.” Jain is a native of New Delhi, India, where she graduated from Dehli University. She obtained her MBA from Anderson University in Indiana and attended…