People Movers of the Week: Dec. 5












Opus Bank named Paul Evans as managing director in the bank’s structured finance division.

Evans, a 31-year banking and finance veteran, is responsible for further expanding Opus’ Structured Finance client base in the major metropolitan markets in the Pacific Northwest.

He joins Opus most recently from TCG Capital Markets, where he originated over $500 million of market rate and affordable debt transactions through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the FHA.

From 2009 to 2013, Evans served as managing director and earlier as director of originations for Dexia Real Estate Capital Markets.


First American Financial Corp., a global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, appointed Dianna Serio as senior vice president of enterprise data strategy.

In her new role, Serio is responsible for further enhancing First American’s enterprise data and information management strategy.

She has more than 25 years of experience in real estate information with an emphasis in data product development, title plant management, data acquisition, manufacturing and delivery operations.



The United States Senate confirmed the president’s nomination of Nani Coloretti to serve as deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

As the second most senior official at HUD, Coloretti will manage the department’s day-to-day operations, including a $45 billion annual budget and approximately 8,500 employees.

Prior to joining HUD, she served as an assistant secretary at the Department of the Treasury where she advised the secretary on the development and execution of the department’s budget, strategic plans, and the internal management of the agency and its numerous bureaus.



John Duchouquette has joined Collateral Analytics as a senior vice president focusing on executive account management and developing new markets.

He brings to the company over 18 years of industry experience spanning business strategy, operations and risk management.

Duchouquette most recently was with DataQuick where he had the operational responsibility for all the lending solutions products.



Banking industry veteran Ken Jones has joined Greystone as a director in its Chicago office.

In this role, Jones will focus on originating new commercial mortgage loans in the Midwest.

He has spent the past 25 years of his mortgage lending career at Citibank in Chicago, with a background in residential, new construction and commercial real estate lending, including multifamily and retail properties.


Two Harbors Investment Corp. said that the parent company of its external manager, Pine River Capital Management, hired Jack Taylor to serve as global head of commercial real estate and Stephen Alpart and Steven Plust to each serve as managing directors.

Prior to joining Pine River, Taylor served as a managing director and head of the global real estate finance business for Prudential Real Estate Investors.

He joined Prudential in May 2009 to establish the integrated global debt funds platform, and was responsible for strategic planning, product development, client relations and the investment activities of the group.

Prior to joining Pine River, Alpart served as a managing director for Prudential Real Estate Investors.

He joined Prudential Real Estate Investors in 2009 with Taylor and Plust to establish the global debt funds platform.

Alpart was a portfolio manager and a member of the Debt Investment Committee and was responsible for investment activities.

Prior to joining Pine River, Plust also served as a managing director for Prudential Real Estate Investors.

He was a portfolio manager and a member of the Debt Investment Committee and was responsible for investment activities.


Baker Botts, an international business law firm, added Douglas Henkin, a lawyer with over 20 years of experience handling complex commercial and securities litigation, to its New York office. Henkin joins the firm as a partner.

He has worked in the areas of complex securities and other financial products, having represented broker-dealers and securities purchasers in actions involving collateralized mortgage obligations and other mortgage-backed securities, structured notes, convertible debentures and high-yield short-term notes.

Prior to joining Baker Botts, Henkin was a partner in Milbank, Tweed, Hadley McCloy’s New York office.



ServiceLink, a national provider of transaction services to the mortgage and lending industries, said that Stephanie Saunders and Lyndi DeLisio have joined its national sales team.

Saunders is ServiceLink’s newest national sales executive and will support the company’s default sales team.

In her new role at ServiceLink, DeLisio will serve as a national sales representative for origination sales, where she will focus on the VA, home equity and distributed retail programs.



Solutionstar, a wholly owned subsidiary of residential mortgage servicer and originator Nationstar Mortgage, hired Chad Neel as executive vice president of servicing solutions.

Neel joins the company to lead and grow its existing servicing solutions business lines, including the auction and online marketing platform and the asset management, REO closing, short sale management, recovery and field services businesses.

He served as senior managing director and division president for more than 10 years at Lender Processing Services, overseeing several different business units during that period.

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