""Residential Finance Corporation"":http://www.residentialfinance.com/ (RFC), a nationwide mortgage lender based in Columbus, Ohio, named David Stein president of its retail branch division.[IMAGE]
Stein is a seasoned mortgage industry veteran and has significant experience in real estate, labor and employment law, and civil litigation. Previously, he practiced law for private firms in Ohio and also worked as an adjunct professor of law at Ohio State University.
In his new role, Stein will lead the growth of RFC's branch presence throughout the country, overseeing legal, compliance, licensing, human resources, and marketing functions.[COLUMN_BREAK]
The appointment is an expansion of Stein's current role as general counsel. He is also one of RFC's co-founders.
""David is the natural choice to lead the future growth in the retail branch division,"" said CEO and co-founder Michael Isaacs. ""He has a proven ability to guide with vision and authority, and his understanding of the current landscape makes him ideal for the position. As we continue to grow our retail platform, David will provide the leadership to support our branches, while giving them the competitive edge to win business and grow volume.""
Stein has played a key role in RFC's growth since the company's inception in 1997. He is a nationally recognized speaker on regulatory compliance and banking law and serves as a member of the advisory board of Lenders One. He is also a task force member of the Mortgage Bankers Association committee on independent mortgage banking.
""Our focus is pure and simple: to deliver excellence in customer service at all our branch locations,"" Stein said. ""By continuing to strengthen our service departments and back office support, we are processing loans with greater consistency, efficiency and speed, ultimately pleasing our customers with optimal results.""