People Movers of the Week: Jan. 27




PCLender, a loan origination system provider, said that Joseph Langner has been named president.

He previously served as general manager and executive vice president of Sage Inc.

Langner, who has over 25 years of senior level sales, marketing and general management experience, also served as chief sales officer and chief operating officer at Ellie Mae.



Tanya Eastwood, president of Greystone Affordable Housing Initiatives, a provider of affordable housing recapitalization and rehabilitation services, has been appointed to the board of the National Rural Housing Coalition.

Eastwood’s tenure with the NRHC includes several years as an active member, while simultaneously leading Greystone’s efforts in preserving thousands of affordable housing units across the United States.

NRHC, founded in 1969, has the mission to achieve better housing and community facilities for low-income rural families.



Built Technologies has named Sarah Kaczanowski business development director for construction lenders and their clients in the Western United States.

Kaczanowski, who will be based in Denver, previously served with Ping Identity and Worldwide101 before joining Built Technologies.



Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. said that Mihir Patel has joined Nationstar as the company’s new EVP and chief risk officer.

Patel, who held risk-related leadership roles at Capital One Bank, will lead the enterprise-wide risk management functions at Nationstar.

He will also be a member of the executive management team.



Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp., the principal subsidiary of MGIC Investment Corp., has promoted James Hughes to executive vice president, sales and business development and Salvatore Miosi to executive vice president, business strategy and operations.

Hughes previously held the position of senior vice president, sales and business development.

He has been a member of MGIC’s sales team since 1987 having started with the company as account manager in the mid-Atlantic region.

Miosi previously served as MGIC’s senior vice president, business strategy and operations.

He has been with the company since 1988 and has held a variety of positions in the operations, technology and marketing divisions.



AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets has appointed Steve McCarthy as the new head of North America, and Aaron Kutner as U.S. director of acquisitions. Olivier Thoral, current head of North America, will return to the firm’s headquarters in Paris where he will assume new responsibilities.

With more than 30 years of real estate investment experience, McCarthy joined AXA IM – Real Assets in 2013 from his role as co-founder and principal of MXA Capital.

He previously held senior positions in the U.S. at the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance, Buchanan Street Partners, WestWind Capital Partners and Jones Lang Wootton.

As U.S. director of acquisitions, Kutner reports to and is responsible for sourcing, underwriting and executing acquisitions.

Kutner joins the firm following six years at Clarion Partners (formerly ING Clarion) where, since 2014, he was vice president of acquisitions.

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