EVP of national third-party production
Kathleen Vaughan has always been determined. As a student, she paid her way through Stanford by driving a catering truck. Today, she’s an instrumental part of Stearns Lending’s success. As executive vice president of national third-party production, Vaughan has spearheaded a technology-driven third-party origination platform for Stearns’ wholesale and correspondent channels. Over the last few years, that platform has enabled the correspondent channel to grow its business by nearly 60%. The platform also has been a boon to Stearns’ rapidly growing mortgage servicing rights acquisition unit. In addition to her success at Stearns, Vaughan is the founder of the nonprofit Bridge to Africa, a fair trade organization that enables Africa’s artisans to sell their goods to customers around the world.
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