Rich Swerbinsky and Nancee Mueller have joined The Mortgage Collaborative as executive vice president of national sales and strategic alliances and vice president of member and vendor services, respectively.
The Mortgage Collaborative is an independent lending cooperative serving small and mid-sized mortgage lenders and community-based lending institutions.
Swerbinsky previously worked as vice president of residential lending at Ohio-based First Federal Lakewood, where he oversaw the bank's residential lending division. In that role, he managed to increase the bank's mortgage market share in the Cleveland area by more than 4,000% over a six-year period. While at First Federal Lakewood, he also chaired the Mortgage Bankers Association's Community Bank Networking Group and the Lenders One Bank Networking Group.
Mueller, previously a long-time Wells Fargo employee with more than 25 years' mortgage banking and financial services experience, most recently was vice president of industry relations for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. There, she was responsible for building and enhancing the division's relationship with national and regional trade associations, government groups, consumer groups and non-profit organizations. In addition, Mueller served as president of the Mortgage Bankers Association of St. Louis in 2011; as a member of the board of governors of the Mortgage Bankers Association of St. Louis from 2005-2011; and as a board member of the Mortgage Bankers Association's Research Institute for Housing America from 2009-2011.
‘As The Mortgage Collaborative enters into its next phase of growth, having executives familiar with the products and services mortgage lenders need to meet their compliance and operations challenges is absolutely critical,’ says Jim Park, CEO of The Collaborative, in a release. ‘[Swerbinsky] and [Mueller] are both seasoned mortgage banking executives, and the addition of these two industry veterans boldly positions the collaborative for future success.’