Industry veteran Carl Streicher has joined Freedom Mortgage Corp. as the company's new senior vice president and western division leader.
Streicher has more than 23 years of sales and executive experience in the mortgage industry. Prior to joining Freedom Mortgage, he spent 11 years in executive and sales positions with Countrywide and Bank of America.
In his new role, Streicher will be responsible for establishing and building out Freedom Mortgage Corp.'s retail sales division for the western U.S., an area comprising California, Arizona and Nevada. In addition, he will manage all day-to-day operations involved in creating the western division's sales team, including development of policies and procedures, recruiting and ongoing training.
‘We have plans to open 12 to 15 new offices in California, Arizona and Nevada in the next 18 to 24 months, and we have a great strategy for attracting and retaining key talent to drive volume in those branches,’ Streicher says in a press release. ‘With the market shifted to a purchase-driven market, what many lenders don't realize is that loan originators need a different type of support than they did with refinances. Freedom has the processes and infrastructure that not only support retail originators, but also help them succeed in a purchase market.’
‘We are in a serious growth phase at Freedom Mortgage, so we need a strong leader who has not only a track record of successfully building out multistate territories, but also the same business philosophy as we do,’ adds Kevin Buckthorpe, executive vice president of retail for Freedom Mortgage. ‘Carl is an ideal fit for us. He believes in the same back-to-basics approach that has made Freedom successful for 23 years.’
Based in South Windsor, Conn., Freedom Mortgage Corp. is a national, full-service mortgage banker with retail, wholesale, correspondent, and commercial origination and servicing operations. The company is licensed in all 50 states; Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.