COO and executive managing director

A strategic thinker, effective communicator and dynamic leader, James Hecht is focused on enhancing Stearns Lending’s ability to sustain its impressive growth. He oversees all production and fulfillment activities for the company’s wholesale, retail, correspondent, consumer direct and alliance sectors, and brings more than 20 years of mortgage banking expertise in sales, operations and strategic partnerships to his role. Prior to taking the reins as COO of Stearns, Hecht was the senior leader responsible for strategic business development and made a tremendous impact on production growth in the strategic alliance and consumer direct channels, both of which experienced significant increases in year-over-year annual funding volume.