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By MBA Insights Staff
July 8, 2019


DanFichtlerMBA Promotes Dan Fichtler to AVP of Housing Finance Policy
The Mortgage Bankers Association promoted Dan Fichtler to Associate Vice President of Housing Finance Policy within the association's Residential Policy and Member Engagement team.

In his new role, Fichtler will help lead MBA's housing finance policy development, including serving as the lead staff representative for MBA's top residential policy committee, the Residential Board of Governors, as well as the RESBOG Nominating and RESBOG Advisory Committees. Additionally, he will coordinate and execute across the association's key committees, work groups and task forces, including the Secondary and Capital Markets Committee and the Residential Loan Production Committee (and related subcommittees).

"Dan's hard-earned promotion comes at a pivotal time in our industry, and I'm confident his expanded responsibilities will play an invaluable role in shaping MBA's policy work on housing finance reform, government housing programs, and the capital markets," said Pete Mills, MBA Senior Vice President of Residential Policy and Member Engagement. "I can think of no one more deserving or better suited to assume this position."

Fichtler previously served as MBA's Director of Housing Finance Policy, responsible for developing the association's policy work related to loan production and secondary and capital markets issues. Prior to joining MBA, he was a policy advisor at the Treasury Department, where he served on the staff of the Financial Stability Oversight Council. He has also served as an advisor to the majority staff of the Senate Banking Committee, during which time he helped draft the Johnson-Crapo housing finance reform legislation.

Fichtler holds a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Colgate University and a master's in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

MollyMerchantLRES Promotes Molly Merchant to Senior Director of REO Asset Management
LRES, Orange County, Calif., promoted Molly Merchant to Senior Director of REO Asset Management.

Merchant currently oversees operations for both REO Asset Management and HOA Solutions at LRES Corp. As Senior Director, she will focus on expanding the company's REO division and diversifying the company's current REO Disposition and Marketing Analysis services. She has more than 20 years in the REO and real estate mortgage services industry. Merchant leverages her experience to implement improvements at every stage of the REO process.

PeterCarraroBlack Knight Taps Peter Carrara as CIO
Black Knight, Jacksonville, Fla., hired Peter Carrara as Chief Information Officer, responsible for leading the company's Information Technology Services group and manage technology infrastructure planning and deployment.

Carrara has more than 20 years of experience in technology leadership roles. Most recently, he served as Global Head of Infrastructure with TradeWeb; previously, he held senior technology leadership positions with RBC, JPMorgan Chase, Credit Suisse, Citi and Salomon Smith Barney.

MikeEhringARMCO Adds Mike Ehring as Senior Director of Business Development
ACES Risk Management, Pompano Beach, Fla., hired Mike Ehring as senior director of business development, responsible for growing revenue through new client acquisition. His focus will include several verticals, including mortgage lenders, banks, credit unions and fintech companies.

Ehring brings more than 20 years of experience as a senior executive in sales and business development for mortgage fintech companies, including include Dorado, CoreLogic and most recently, LoanLogics.

ChrisGilesMace Innovations Hires Chris Giles as Director of Business Development
Mace Innovations, Salt Lake City, hired Chris Giles as Director of Business Development.

Giles comes to Mace Innovations after spending nearly three years with Tesla in Salt Lake City. Giles launched the local sales operations for Tesla in Utah. On behalf of Tesla, Giles also worked with Salt Lake City and Utah lawmakers to change legislation surrounding car dealerships.

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