SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Stearns Lending, Inc., a leading national mortgage lender with Retail, Wholesale and Correspondent business channels, announced today the appointment of Mike Liane as Regional Sales Leader – Retail Division. In this position, his responsibilities include building retail sales teams and growing Stearns’ retail presence throughout the Pacific Northwest.
“We are very pleased to have Mike Liane at Stearns Lending. Mike brings a stellar track record for building and maintaining high performance sales teams, and growing market penetration, in the Pacific Northwest,” said Brian S. Hale, CEO at Stearns Lending. “Our uninterrupted momentum across all Stearns business channels continues to attract the best talent in the industry and enriches our commitment to expand intelligently.”
Prior to joining Stearns Lending, Liane was Regional Manager for Academy Mortgage Corporation, where he was one of the top regional sales leaders in the Pacific Northwest, overseeing and responsible for establishing retail presence in northern California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. He previously served as District Sales Manager for MetLife Home Loans, Regional Sales Executive for Bank of America and Area Manager for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.
“Mike is a phenomenal addition to our Retail Sales Management Team,” said Sean Browning, EVP – Production at Stearns Lending. “We look forward to his contributions and ongoing success throughout the Pacific Northwest.”
Liane brings nearly 20 years of mortgage industry experience, including more than a decade of retail loan origination leadership, to his management role at Stearns. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from Washington State University.
About Stearns Lending, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, Stearns Lending, Inc., and its affiliated entities, have provided 24 years of exceptional mortgage lending services throughout the United States where licenses are held. Stearns’ business channels include wholesale, retail and correspondent lending; financial institutions mortgage outsourcing services and credit union mortgage outsourcing services.
Stearns is licensed and approved to conduct business in 49 states with HUD (United States Department of Housing and Urban Development). Additionally, Stearns is an approved Single Family Issuer for Ginnie Mae (Government National Mortgage Association); an approved Seller/Servicer for FNMA (Federal National Mortgage Association), also known as Fannie Mae; and, an approved Seller/Servicer for FHLMC (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation), also known as Freddie Mac. Stearns is also approved for VA (United States Department of Veterans Affairs), USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), and is an approved lending institution with FHA (Federal Housing Administration).
Stearns is recognized as a 2012 Top 20 Residential Lender Ranked by Total Volume; a 2012 Top 20 Residential Lender Ranked by Total Number of Loans; the 4th largest Residential Lender Ranked by Wholesale Volume 2012; a 2012 Top 20 - Residential Lender Ranked by FHA/VA Volume; and has become the 5th largest Privately Held Lender nationwide.* Stearns, as a company, funded $25 Billion over the past three years (representing 100,000 loans funded “In-house”). Additionally, Stearns has been recognized by Mortgage Technology Magazine’s as one of its “Top 25 Tech-Savvy Lenders” for two consecutive years (2011 and 2012). Stearns also was named a 2012 Top Work Place by the Orange County Register.
The Company was founded in 1989 by Glenn Stearns and is a privately held company. Mr. Stearns received the Horatio Alger Award and was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year. In addition, he received the Orange County Business Journal – Excellence in Entrepreneurship award.
Stearns Lending, Inc. is located at 4 Hutton Centre Drive, 10th Floor, Santa Ana, CA 92707.
For more information call (800) 350-LEND or visit www.stearns.com.
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