Urban Financial Group has announced the hires of three new sales managers for its growing field retail reverse mortgage channel. Geoffrey Bench, Ernest Castro and Castulo Romero have joined Urban’s retail sales force.
Bench will manage sales in central New York and surrounding areas; Castro is based in Virginia and Romero in the Los Angeles region.
The hires are targeting areas of growth for Urban, including New York where the company recently became licensed.
“We’re delighted that these three outstanding professionals have joined our team as we continue to expand our field retail reverse mortgage sales force,” said Ken Sawan, vice president of retail sales. “They each have a strong entrepreneurial spirit, an excellent reputation and a proven track record of success, and we look forward to watching them grow their teams.”
Each of the new employees brings reverse mortgage experience with Bench having most recently worked for Liberty Home Equity Solutions and MetLife home loans; Castro having worked for Wells Fargo and MetLife; and Romero, who is fluent in Spanish, bringing experience from Wells Fargo, MetLife and Security One Lending.
Urban is targeting retail growth specifically through the new hires, after a strong historical presence as the largest reverse mortgage wholesaler.
“To support Urban’s flourishing consumer business and plans for continued growth, we intend to establish a greater presence in the retail space,” said Urban Financial Group CEO Steve McClellan.
Written by Elizabeth Ecker