Interfirst Mortgage Company brought in Austen Richards as senior account manager for the West division.
The private equity-backed mortgage originator turned to Richards to help Interfirst strengthen its presence in the West and foster relationships with conventional mortgage brokers, credit unions and community banks across the country. ‘State. Richards will report Mike Tague, West Division senior vice president of production for the wholesale channel.
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Richards has 15 years of wholesale lending experience in his new role. Prior to moving to Interfirst, he was an account manager in the wholesale lending division of Rocket Pro TPO. He also held the position of Senior Account Manager, Wholesale at US Bank Home Mortgage.
“Austen has a proven track record of developing lasting relationships across the mortgage brokerage community by providing a world-class customer service experience throughout the mortgage process,” Tague said. “He will be a vital part of our team as we enable our mortgage broker partners to operate more efficiently through a non-fiction technology model based on service, speed and competitive pricing.”
“I am delighted to join Interfirst at such an exciting time for the company and the wholesale channel,” said Richards. “Today’s mortgage brokerage community is looking for the right mix of technology and personal interactions to help them close more loans, faster. Interfirst enables its wholesale RAs to take control of their business and prioritize mortgage brokers so they can better serve their clients’ needs and gain market share. ”