In Connecticut, ""Total Mortgage Services"":http://www.totalmortgage.com/1/?utm_expid=64021401-36.Pr_TuIaRRK64lcpvU0wEQg.1 recruited Andy Pettola as lead its wholesale lending division as EVP.[IMAGE]
Pettola joins the company with 21 years of mortgage industry experience and 10 years of experience building and retaining high performance mortgage sales teams.
In his most recent position, he served as divisional VP at MSI, where he created and led the firm's Northeast Region sales force. During his time there, his team funded an average $1 billion a year by supporting more than 400 clients.[COLUMN_BREAK]
Before that, he was Northeast Regional VP at Amtrust, where he grew a sales team and maintained a top ranking in production volume.
In his new role, Pettola's responsibilities include increasing wholesale production volume and hiring as well as developing and motivating account executives throughout the country.
""Andy Pettola is a proven leader with core sales management skills, market vision and the ability to bring professionals together and focus on a common goal,"" said John Walsh, president of Total Mortgage Services. ""During his career, Andy has consistently exceeded both sales and profitability benchmarks while providing a best-in-class service experience to the mortgage broker community.
""We are extremely pleased to have him join our leadership team,"" Walsh added.
Total Mortgage also announced the addition of nine account executives, also from MSI, who together were responsible for more than $1 billion in loan production in 2013.