Top-10 reverse mortgage lender HighTechLending announced this week that Garrett White has been appointed as the company’s new VP of reverse operations. White, who comes off of an 8-year tenure at Liberty Reverse Mortgage, brings that experience and a history of underwriting and overseeing successful changes to processing, according to the announcement of his appointment.
“Garrett is a great addition to [the] reverse team who will continue to ensure that we remain in the Top 10 reverse lenders,” said Don Currie, president of HighTechLending. “Together, we have built a robust sales and marketing engine with our reverse branches across the nation and Garrett will work to build efficiencies across the company’s divisions. As a leader in the reverse industry, HighTechLending will continue to transform the way people approach retirement and turn visions into realities.”
For his part, White relates a sense of shared understanding of the value of the reverse mortgage product category with the leadership team at HighTechLending, according to a statement.
“I knew that HighTechLending was a great fit for me when it became clear that Don Currie and Erika Macias shared my passion for the reverse mortgage product,” White said. “We agree that providing excellent service to our customers is of utmost importance. Streamlined processes, consistent underwriting and a keen focus on the needs of our customers will only further enhance the confidence of our business partners and the satisfaction of our direct lending consumers.”
White’s prior experience at Liberty will also help to streamline HighTech’s own processes as well as add to its ongoing support of evolving the customer service experience, according to Erika Macias, SVP and chief operations officer at HighTechLending.
According to recent Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsement data compiled by Reverse Market Insight (RMI), HighTechLending is the ninth largest reverse mortgage lender in the country with 855 loans over the 12-month period ending in February, 2021.