Urban Financial Group, the largest reverse mortgage lender by volume, today announced it has hired three former MetLife account executives to its wholesale lending channel. Kevin Lee, Don Ragan and Mike Suits, formerly AEs with MetLife, have joined the Urban staff, with a focus on the central region of the U.S.
“They are seasoned professionals and will be an asset to our partners, ” said Sherry Apanay, Managing Director of Sales.
The new account executives will help drive the company’s presence in the central part of the country, Urban says.
“Having disciplines in both retail and wholesale origination gives the team a competitive edge as we expand our value-added services to include business planning, marketing and training,” Apanay said.
In addition to the new wholesale staff, Urban has hired former MetLife trainer Lorraine Geraci. In her new role, she will be tasked with developing curriculum for wholesale clients focusing on sales and operational courses and will report to Apany. She has trained more than 500 reverse mortgage professionals.
“These key hires are an essential ingredient as we expand our role in our partners’ businesses,” said Urban President and CEO Steve McClellan. “We are
deeply committed to helping our partners nurture and grow their respective businesses.”
The wholesale additions come following a June announcement that Urban has hired three former MetLife retail professionals in an effort to grow its retail presence.
Written by Elizabeth Ecker