Liberty Hires Three Reverse Mortgage Industry Veterans to Drive Sales Growth

Aiming for strategic growth across its retail sales channel, top-10 reverse mortgage lender Libery Home Equity Solutions has added to its workforce with three new hires.

Industry veterans Garrett Kolb, retail sales field leader; Pat Kubert, retail business development manager; and Peter Klamkin, division sales manager overseeing the Central-Midwest retail field region have joined the company. Each is tasked with strengthening the retail channel for Liberty. 

All three bring longstanding reverse mortgage backgrounds to the company. 

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Kolb previously led the wholesale and retail platforms at Reverse Mortgage Solutions. He joined Liberty in August as vice president of the company’s home builder channel, and in his new role will continue to work on growing engagement with home builders across the nation. 

“We plan to build and scale our retail sales team in 2017,” said Tom Werder, Vice President of Retail Sales for Liberty. “Garrett’s leadership and experience will further sharpen our focus in strategic markets while enhancing our Retail Sales model and reverse mortgage service offering to consumers,” 

Kubert, who formerly served as wholesale underwriting director for RMS also held retaining and operations roles for reverse lenders Urban Financial Group (now Finance of America Reverse) and First Financial Mortgage. 

In his new role, Klamkin will be working with division sales managers Dennis Loxton and Bill Donofrio. He brings more than 22 years of experience in financial services including recent roles as reverse business development director for Eagle Home Mortgage, as well as roles with Retirement Funding Solutions, Security One Lending, Financial Freedom and Columbian Financial Group. 

As part of its overall growth plan, Liberty says it is implementing several strategic initiatives in the coming year, including the expansion of home builder relationships and offering continuing education courses for professionals in the financial services and real estate sectors. 

Written by Elizabeth Ecker