Churchill Mortgage announces key moves to bolster talent acquisition and production

Company plans to expand its workforce and bring in new talent

Churchill Mortgage announces key moves to bolster talent acquisition and production

Churchill Mortgage has made two key appointments to its senior leadership team as part of its efforts to attract new talent.

The company has tapped Jesse Vazquez (pictured) as vice president of talent acquisition, while Kelly Lee has been promoted to executive vice president of national production.

Vazquez brings a 27-year track record of success in talent acquisition. He comes to Churchill after an eight-month stint at Equity Prime Mortgage as senior vice president of business development. Before EPM, Vazquez helped several mortgage companies build internal recruiting operations, including First Guaranty Mortgage and Stearns Lending.

Previously SVP of sales, Lee will now be responsible for expanding the company’s retail sales across the country. Prior to joining Churchill in June 2022, he spent over seven years serving on PrimeLending’s executive team.

“We are growing and refining our workforce despite recent cooling in the housing market, which is a testament to the strong foundation of our company,” said Mike Hardwick, CEO of Churchill Mortgage. “With so many talented loan officers looking for better opportunities during uncertain times in the industry, we are thrilled to have Jesse join our team to bring talent acquisition in-house and Kelly oversee our loan officers nationwide.”

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead our national sales team and ensure we are hitting our production goals while also remaining true to the values that have allowed Churchill to thrive for over 30 years,” Lee said. “Achieving sustainable and meaningful fiscal growth that aligns with our culture is my top priority, with a focus on consistent performance across all regions.”

“Churchill’s reputation is unmatched in the mortgage industry, and I’m humbled to join an organization with such a deeply held commitment to its culture,” Vazquez added. “Given the company’s long-term stability, quick turnaround times and 100% employee ownership, I’m confident we have the tools to establish a smart and sustainable model to grow the team with talented loan officers from across the country.” 

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