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Planet Home Lending Hires Jennifer Folk

The Connecticut-headquartered national lender, Planet Home Lending, has hired Jennifer Folk as SVP of National Operations and operations support. In this role, she is responsible for creating scalable operations to support the growth of the company’s distributed retail sales channel.

“Jennifer has the depth of experience and the ability to develop strategies to help us to continue our growth,” said Suzy Lindblom, EVP of National Operations at Planet Home Lending. “Being a lender in today’s mortgage market means you have to consider new ways to reach your goals. Jennifer has a fresh perspective along with the proven capabilities to help us do that.”

Before joining Planet Home Lending, Folk was SVP of Strategic Planning at Eagle Home Mortgage. She also spent more than four years in operations at Stearns Lending where she was the business lead for various technology initiatives for retail, wholesale and all joint ventures. Folk started her mortgage operations career in 2002 at Nationwide Lending and has worked at MetLife Home Loans and CMG Financial in operations as well.

“Joining the team at Planet Home Lending is an opportunity to work with a growing all-star cast of knowledgeable, committed professionals, including Suzy. I’ve worked with her before and respect her leadership style,” Folk said. “I wanted to be at a company where people enjoy what they do and are passionate about making a constructive difference in the industry. The positive energy here is palpable and it is easy to see why Planet’s potential is limitless. I am excited to have the chance to truly make a difference.”

Founded in 2007, Planet Home Lending is a privately held, national residential mortgage lender with multiple business channels uniquely positioned to provide competitive products and services.

About Author: Radhika Ojha

Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and editor. A former Online Editor and currently a reporter for MReport, she is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her master’s degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas.

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