Reverse mortgage industry veteran Kevin Blakeney has taken on the role of senior vice president of sales, consumer direct/distributed retail at Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc./Security 1 Lending.
Most recently, Blakeney served as the SVP of the national sales team at American Advisors Group from May 2015 until May 2016.
Earlier in his career, Blakeney was executive vice president of Senior Lending Network from January 2001 until March 2009, and more recently he was SVP of reverse mortgages at Associated Mortgage Bankers from March 2011 until May 2014, before AAG acquired the reverse mortgage division of Associated Mortgage Bankers earlier that year.
Blakeney joins RMS President Christopher Mullins to further support RMS as one of the top ten reverse mortgage lenders in the country. Last October, Mullins, also formerly with AAG, joined RMS as the company’s new president.
RMS ranked third among reverse mortgage lenders by volume year-to-date though April 2016 with 1,275 HECM endorsements, however, the company dropped to fifth in the rankings after totaling just 67 endorsements in May, bringing its year-to-date tally to 1,342 units through the first five months of 2016.
RMS could not be reached to comment as of press time.
Written by Alana Stramowski