AUSTIN, Texas – December 18, 2019 – Today Amplify Credit Union announced the hiring of Bob Almand to serve as its newly created position of Assistant Vice President of Third Party Lending. With more than 15 years of leadership experience in the second lien mortgages marketplace, Almand will be responsible for growing Amplify’s third-party lending products to meet the evolving challenges of the industry.
“Amplify Credit Union has been active on the secondary market for almost a decade,” said Kristin Keller, Vice President of Real Estate Lending, “but in 2019, we committed to building a dedicated wholesale channel around our portfolio offerings. Bob’s insights into the marketplace will be instrumental in helping us take this channel to the next level. Under his guidance, we look forward to building even more sustainable and long-lasting relationships with mortgage professionals across the state.”
Before joining Amplify Credit Union, Almand had worked in IBC First Equity's Austin office, offering second-lien mortgages to residents of Texas and Oklahoma. As the regional Sales Manager, Almand and his team of four worked tirelessly to match borrowers to the unique products and services available in the State of Texas. They doubled sales over six years and oversaw a complete redesign of IBC First Equity’s mortgage workflow, adding speed and efficiency for borrowers and wholesale partners alike. During this period, Almand also served as both Secretary and Treasurer for the Austin Mortgage Bankers Association.
“My experience in the second lien market has taught me the importance of relationships,” Almand added. “Mortgage brokers and lenders need an underwriter who will listen to the needs of borrowers and find creative solutions for every budget. I’m proud to be part of an organization that emphasizes common sense underwriting throughout the lending process, as well as an organization that is willing to invest heavily in digital-first solutions for brokers and borrowers alike.”
With a competitive mix of portfolio products – including 30-year jumbo mortgages, second lien mortgages, and home equity loans - Amplify Credit Union was able to serve more than 50 referral partners in 2018. Thanks to a new wholesale program, competitive partner compensation, and a full suite of digital tools at his fingertips, Almand believes the future is bright for his team. “Amplify is on the cutting edge of third-party lending,” he concluded. “I can’t wait to help build something great.”
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Amplify Credit Union
Phone: (512) 848-5107