Open Mortgage closes deal on recruiter

by Donald Horne09 Jun 2015
When Open Mortgage went looking this year for someone to lead their recruiting efforts in the retail and reverse mortgage space, they also found someone to increase their footprint in the market.

Open Mortgage recently hired JoAnna Bignell to lead their recruiting efforts in the retail and reverse mortgage space – a woman who brings more than two decades of expertise in recruiting.

“JoAnna’s breadth of experience and history of recruiting top talent for leading companies in the Reverse Retail space will add tremendous value to Open Mortgage’s retail division”, says Peter Kallodaychsak, vice president of sales at Open Mortgage. “JoAnna will be responsible for bringing in top producing branches as well as helping our existing branch managers build out their teams as Open Mortgage continues to increase its national presence.”

Bignell – who most recently served as the National Recruiting Director at Security One Lending – is a dedicated people-person and is passionate about empowering others to achieve their career goals and reach new levels of success in their business, says Kallodaychsak.

“I enjoy meeting new people and giving them choices to better themselves in their careers,” says Bignell. “Open Mortgage truly values its employees and I am thrilled to be a part of the team in such an exciting phase of growth.”

“JoAnna is a great addition to Open Mortgage,” says Scott Gordon, CEO of Open Mortgage. “She reaffirms both our commitment to our retail presence, and to the Reverse Mortgage space.”

Open Mortgage is a retail, wholesale and correspondent lender offering a wide variety of mortgage products, including conventional mortgages, mortgage refinance, FHA loans, USDA loans, VA loans, and reverse mortgages.


  • by Joe | 6/13/2015 7:27:52 AM

    JoAnna: I wish you luck in your new position. As a Mortgage Banker with 45 years in this crazy,over-regulated profession, I see many new obstacles ahead. As one who believes in the benefits (for some) of the Reverse mortgage, I feel that the new LESA requirement,together with the fact that most Lump Sum deals are worthless and only LIBOR will give your borrowers the most income,seems to show that once again the government has put it's feet where it does not belong.


Is TILA-RESPA a good or bad thing long term?