People Movers of the Week: Dec. 16




ClosingCorp said that Gerardo Caceres has joined the company as senior vice president of data operations and product management.

Prior to joining ClosingCorp, Caceres was the senior vice president of service delivery and account management at RealEC Technologies/Black Knight Financial Services.

Before joining Black Knight, he held a series of executive positions at Bank of America, most recently as senior vice president of title strategy and national title platform.



Fannie Mae said that George Haywood has been elected to the company’s board of directors.

He has been appointed to the Compensation Committee and the Strategic Initiatives and Technology Committee.

Haywood has been a self-employed private investor since 1998. From 1994 to 1998, he was the director of corporate and high-yield bond investments for Moore Capital Management, a hedge fund management firm.



Joseph A. Iacovino Jr. has joined Mortgage Network Inc. as a loan officer in the company’s Conshohocken, Pa., branch office.

Iacovino brings to Mortgage Network five years of mortgage banking experience in the Philadelphia area.

Before joining Mortgage Network, he served in the commercial lending department at Royal Bank America.



Hunt Mortgage Group has opened an office in Charleston, S.C., and John Beam has been tapped to lead the local effort.

Beam is also responsible for leading the firm’s Atlanta office.

He will focus on originating agency debt, including small-balance loans under the Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Small Balance Loan Programs, as well as bridge financing through Hunt Mortgage Group’s Proprietary Loan Group.


Arbor Realty Trust Inc. has appointed Stuart Gans as FHA originator in its Dallas office.

Gans is responsible for originating multifamily, health care and hospital loans nationwide utilizing Arbor’s FHA loan program.

Before joining Arbor, he originated HUD loans for Love Funding, and prior to that spent 22 years at Lend USA, the commercial and mortgage lending company he founded in 1992.



United Community Mortgage Services has added Donnell Drummond to its team in Upstate South Carolina.

In his role as CRA mortgage loan originator, he will focus on generating Community Reinvestment Act loans in an assigned metropolitan territory and support the bank’s CRA plan as it relates to residential mortgage production.

Drummond has more than 20 years of experience in financial services, specifically in affordable housing lending and corporate banking.



Simplifile hired Brian Boike as director of product strategy. Before joining Simplifile, he served at Michigan-based United Shore Financial Services, whose portfolio of brands includes United Wholesale Mortgage and Shore Mortgage.

Prior to that, Boike was the product manager of a loan origination system at FIS.

Boike is also a former chair of the Mortgage Bankers Association Residential Mortgage Technology Forum.

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