Jeff Fonda Joins Nymbus As CFO

Jeff Fonda is joining financial tech solutions company Nymbus as its new Chief Financial Officer. Fonda brings a deep well of experience to the position, having expertise in fintech, SaaS, and executive-level leadership.  His experience includes VP of Finance at Mortgage Cadence, a cloud-based digital lending platform. He also spent many years in leadership positions for financial planning and analysis across several companies. Prior to Nymbus, Fonda served as CFO of DotCom Therapy, a telehealth therapy company. “Jeff’s proven track record in financial leadership at high-growth companies aligns perfectly with our mission. His expertise will be instrumental as we expand our partnerships with banks and credit unions, providing them with accessible solutions to move beyond the constraints of traditional banking…

Marketing Exec Courtney Dodd Joins Floify

Mortgage POS company Floify hired Courtney Dodd as its head of marketing, the company announced in a press release. In her new role, Dodd will lead Floify’s marketing team to “reinvigorate” the company’s brand and position it as a leading innovator in the field. “I’m very excited about Floify’s mission to simplify and facilitate the point-of-sale processes to help people feel more confident and comfortable with applying for and following up on their loan,” says Dodd. Dodd brings more than a decade of industry experience to the position. She previously served as Director of Integrated Marketing at SimpleNexus, driving business growth through enhanced brand relationships across audiences. Her other experience includes product marketing manager at Ellie Mae (now ICE Mortgage…

Newrez, Keller William Launch NJ Mortgage Company

Newrez announced a new venture mortgage company with Keller William Bergen County Partners. Headquartered in Ridgewood, NJ, Carnegie Mortgage Partners allows homeowners in New Jersey to access a network of real estate agents offering mortgage product suites from Newrez and Newrez Ventures. “We are excited to partner with Newrez because their vision, and more importantly, their values fit nicely with our own,” said Al Donohue, Operating Principal of Keller Williams Bergen County Partners. “We feel that bringing mortgage operations in-house will allow us to provide a one-stop-shop that will provide an enhanced experience for our agents and their clients.” The company specializes in residential purchase mortgage lending and will focus on borrowers in New Jersey. Newrez noted that the partnership…

Guild Acquires Illinois-based First Centennial Mortgage

Guild Mortgage has acquired Illinois-based First Centennial Mortgage, the company announced in a press release. Founded in 1995 by brothers Steven and David McCormick, First Centennial operates predominantly in the Midwest. It recently ranked 64 of 75 in Scotsman Guide’s Top Mortgage Lenders of 2023 list and has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine from 2017 to 2022. San Diego-based Guild Mortgage is a nationally recognized independent mortgage lender providing residential mortgage products and local in-house origination and servicing. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. “We continue to effectively execute our strategy to grow and gain market share through acquisitions where there exists a strong cultural match and the potential…

Arrive Home Promotes Two Execs

Arrive Home has promoted two c-suite executives, the company announced in a press release. Matt Pettit, co-founder and president, has been promoted to CEO, while Tai Christensen, co-founder and chief diversity and public relations officer, will replace him as president. Arrive Home is a national affordable housing program that provides down payment assistance offerings and alternative credit solutions to underserved and minority communities. Arrive says the change reflects the company’s growth since debuting in November 2022. “We are thrilled with the progress we’ve made since launching last year, and are excited to introduce other credit solutions to the market in the coming months,” said Pettit. Arrive offers a suite of products geared towards helping new borrowers buy a home, especially…

Open Lending’s Tom Rice Joins Volly

Tom Rice has been named SVP of Sales and Account Management at mortgage tech and marketing company Volly, according to a press release. Rice brings more than two decades of experience to the position, having previously served in leadership roles at Open Lending and CUNA Mutual. “I am thrilled to be a part of the Volly team,” said Rice. “I joined the company at a very exciting time. Volly is an incredibly innovative company with a people- and values-first approach that I greatly admire.” In his new role, he will lead Volly’s sales team while increasing revenue growth through new initiatives and programs. “I am beyond excited to have Tom join us here at Volly,” said CEO Katharine Loveland. “His…

SoFi Acquires Wyndham Capital Mortgage In Cash Deal

Digital financial services company SoFi Technologies has acquired Wyndham Capital Mortgage, the company announced in a press release. SoFi is a financial services company that offers a lending arm, as well as a financial technology stack. SoFi’s acquisition includes both talent and technology, allowing the company to expand the mortgage products available to its members. By integrating Wyndham’s scalable digital mortgage platform, the company is taking on a “full stack” approach that allows it to rely less on third-party partners and processes, according to company leaders. “At SoFi, we’re on a mission to help people get their money right, and purchasing a home is often one of, if not the, biggest financial decisions individuals make in their lives,” said Anthony…

Daily AI Rebrands To Aidium Mortgage CRM

Daily AI, a customer relationship management company, is rebranding as Aidium Mortgage CRM.  Company leaders say months of research and analysis revealed the name suited the company’s vision and goals while reflecting its focus on innovation and customer service. “We’ve been in the mortgage CRM space for many years, and this rebranding effort represents a strategic move to better align all our brands under one company with our mission to help mortgage companies succeed,” said Spencer Dusebout, CEO of Aidium.  “We’ve always been dedicated to providing the best solutions and customer service in the industry, and our new brand reflects that commitment.” The rebrand includes updates to the company’s core product, website, marketing materials, and other communications. Aidium says the…

First Home Mortgage Appoints Matt Nader To SVP, Director Of Sales

Matt Nader has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Director of Sales at First Home Mortgage, leaders at the lender announced in a press release. Nader joins the executive team after five years as a loan originator and branch manager, being named the company’s top originator for the last four years. “The last five years of originating at First Home Mortgage have been the greatest chapter of my career,” Nadar said. “I am looking forward to this new opportunity, and I can’t wait to dig in deeper with our sales force and marketing team to further build our origination business, open new relationships, and continue to be the best retail mortgage provider in the U.S.” Nader brings nearly two decades…

The Mortgage Calculator Takes On Non-QM

The Mortgage Calculator has entered the originations game and is now offering loans through a new entity, Mortgage Calculator Company LLC, the company announced. The company first went solo back in September, when it left its parent company and became a standalone correspondent lender with 200 loan officers. “We put in a lot of work to become a lender,” President Nicholas Hiersche said at that time. “We started as a branch at a bank, to a branch at a brokerage, to a branch at a lender. We are very excited to finally be in total control of our business.” Specializing in Non-QM products, Mortgage Calculator is offering DSCR loans, Bank Statement loans, and Fix and Flip loans. Borrowers can now…