People Movers of the Week: Feb. 6












imortgage, a mortgage lending company and division of loanDepot, appointed Darien Evans as executive vice president of operations.

Evans joined imortgage in April 2013 as general counsel and chief compliance officer.

Prior to joining imortgage, she served as general counsel and senior vice president at Caliber Funding, where she served on the company’s executive management team and directed the legal/compliance department.



The data and analytics division of Black Knight Financial Services said that Chip McAvoy has joined its organization as vice president of emerging products and technology.

In his new role, McAvoy will support Black Knight’s current MLS offerings, as well as develop and deliver additional products and services to expand its offerings to the real estate industry.

During his career, McAvoy has held positions in both development and management for real estate software firms.



Opus Capital Markets Consultants, a provider mortgage due diligence and a wholly owned subsidiary of Wipro Limited, named William Shuey as director of securitization.

Shuey has more than 30 years of mortgage industry experience.

Prior to joining Opus CMC, he was the due diligence manager at Accenture assigned to Morgan Stanley.

He also held management positions at Goldman Sachs and was vice president at Hudson Advisors.



Flagstar Bank has hired Mark Landschulz from Detroit’s Quicken Loans and Jim Levites from Mount Laurel, N.J.-based Freedom Mortgage to head its performing servicing and specialized loan servicing divisions, respectively. Both have joined the company as executive vice presidents.

As director of performing servicing, Landschulz is responsible for the operation and profitable growth of Flagstar’s mortgage businesses relating to the servicing and subservicing of performing loans.

He brings to Flagstar more than 25 years of experience in mortgage finance and most recently served as vice president in charge of servicing at Quicken Loans.

As director of default servicing, Levites is responsible for managing Flagstar’s servicing operation for past-due mortgage loans, including loan collections.

Prior to Flagstar, he was executive vice president of mergers and acquisitions for Freedom Mortgage.

He also served as managing director of default servicing for both CitiMortgage and Prudential Home Mortgage.



Gregory Tornquist is now the chairman of the board to Cenlar FSB and its holding company, Cenlar Capital Corp., the bank’s board of directors announced.

Tornquist has served as the bank’s president and CEO since 2008, and will continue in those positions.

He succeeded, the previous chairman of the board, Michael W. Young, who led the company from the time of its incorporation in 1984.

Young will continue with Cenlar in the role of vice chairman of the board to both Cenlar FSB and Cenlar Capital Corp.

Since joining Cenlar in 1987, Tornquist has played a lead role in the company’s servicing and subservicing business having served as CFO and EVP prior to his current position of president, CEO and chairman of the board.



Envoy Mortgage hired Andrew Pettola for the newly created position of regional vice president of the Northeast region.

Pettola joins Envoy from Total Mortgage Services, where he was executive vice president of wholesale lending.

Prior, he served in regional vice president roles with Mortgage Services III, AmTrust Bank and Mortgage IT.


Valuation Partners promoted Mark Lyons to the new role of senior vice president, corporate sales development.

He has over 30 years of experience in the mortgage banking and settlement services industries.

Previously, Lyons held executive positions with Countrywide Home Loans and LandSafe Real Estate Origination Services.

Valuation Partners also promoted Clint Reinhardt to senior vice president, national sales and marketing manager.

Reinhardt has over 25 years of business development experience in correspondent, retail, settlement services and sales management in the mortgage industry.

His experience includes serving as vice president in the correspondent division of Bank of America and first vice president of LandSafe Settlement Services.

The company also hired Robert Gans as vice president, national account executive.

Gans will be responsible for selling real estate valuation services to mortgage bankers, banks and credit unions in the Midwest and North Central regions of the U.S.

Previously, he was regional sales manager for Sierra Pacific Mortgage and also served as vice president and regional sales manager with Washington Mutual.

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