Veteran mortgage origination executive Michael Kuehner has joined Envoy Mortgage as regional vice president for the northern California and Nevada region.
Kuehner will also be working in the Pacific Northwest region with Keith Frachiseur, who has since been promoted to executive vice president of Envoy Mortgage's retail arm.Â
Kuehner joins Envoy from Citibank in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he managed mortgage lending for the largest area in the bank's system. Prior to Citi, he managed the Washington State Customer Assistance Center for Bank of America, which handled record numbers of home modifications. He previously spent seven years with Wells Fargo Bank as a branch manager and area manager in Washington, Oregon and in Reno, Nev.
Kuehner also served in the U.S. Marine Corps for six years. At age 20, he was the youngest commissioned officer on the force. He became a helicopter pilot and remains an avid recreational pilot.
After leaving the service, Kuehner became a home builder and real estate developer, founding his own company with a partner.Â
Houston-based Envoy is a full-service mortgage banking firm that originates loans in 48 states with more than 60 retail branches.