The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent lending cooperative serving small and mid-sized mortgage lenders and community-based lending institutions, has deepened its senior executive team with the addition of two new hires, the Collaborative’s Chairman, John Robbins, CMB announced.
“We are sealing industry alliances and growing our member base to deliver on The Mortgage Collaborative’s objective of providing tangible economic value and providing our members with the tools they need to grow their business,” Robbins said.
Rich Swerbinsky, a career mortgage banking professional has been named EVP of the Collaborative’s National Sales and Strategic Alliances, and Nancee Mueller, CMB, will serve as the VP of Member and Vendor Services.
“Rich and Nancee bring remarkable mortgage industry know-how and leadership that will further the Collaborative’s organizational mission and operations, as well as provide exciting opportunities for our members and strategic partners,” Robbins said.
Swerbinsky served as VP of Residential Lending at Ohio-based First Federal Lakewood prior to joining The Mortgage Collaborative. There, he oversaw the bank’s residential lending division and is credited for increasing the bank’s mortgage market share in the Cleveland area by more than 4,000 percent over a six-year period. While at First Federal Lakewood, Swerbinsky also chaired the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Community Bank Networking Group and the Lenders One Bank Networking Group.
Mueller, previously a long-time Wells Fargo employee with more than 25 years’ mortgage banking and financial services experience, most recently was VP of Industry Relations for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. There, she was responsible for building and enhancing the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage’s relationship with national and regional trade associations, government groups, consumer groups, and non-profit organizations. In addition, Mueller has been an active member in both local and national mortgage industry trade groups, including serving as President of the Mortgage Bankers Association of St. Louis in 2011.
“As The Mortgage Collaborative enters into its next phase of growth, having executives familiar with the products and services mortgage lenders need to meet their compliance and operations challenges is absolutely critical,” Jim Park, CEO of The Collaborative, said. “Rich and Nancee are both seasoned mortgage banking executives, and the addition of these two industry veterans boldly positions the Collaborative for future success.”