Mortgage veteran jumps from Rocket Pro TPO
Interfirst Mortgage Company has brought on Austen Richards as a wholesale senior account executive for the Western division.
The private equity-backed mortgage originator tapped Richards to help Interfirst build its presence in the West and foster relationships with conventional mortgage brokers, credit unions, and community banks throughout the state. Richards will report Mike Tague, senior vice president of Western Division production for the wholesale channel.
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Richards has 15 years of wholesale lending experience in his new role. Before making the switch to Interfirst, he was an account executive at Rocket Pro TPO’s wholesale lending division. He also served as a senior account executive, wholesale at US Bank Home Mortgage.
“Austen has a proven track record of developing sustainable relationships throughout the mortgage broker community by delivering a best-in-class customer service experience throughout the mortgage process,” Tague said. “He will be an essential part of our team as we enable our mortgage broker partners to operate more efficiently through a fiction free technology-driven model based on service, speed and competitive pricing.”
“I am excited to join Interfirst at such an exciting time for the company and the wholesale channel,” Richards said. “Today, the mortgage broker community is looking for the right mix of technology and personal interactions to help them close more loans quicker. Interfirst empowers its wholesale AEs to take control over their business and put mortgage brokers first so they can better meet the needs of their customers and build market share.”