Hometown Lenders appoints division manager for West Coast

Industry vet comes out of retirement to fill new role

Hometown Lenders appoints division manager for West Coast

Hometown Lenders has announced the appointment of Kriss Bates a division manager for the West Coast production team.

Bates is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience. He retired from the industry in May 2018 but was convinced by Hometown management to come out of retirement to help grow the firm’s brand, production, and operations in the West Coast.

"The reason I came back to work is I found a company that is truly open and transparent with the desire to grow," said Bates. "The most important job of a manager is to support your teams. That philosophy has been a big part of my development in the industry and I see the same culture in Hometown Lenders."

"We have worked really hard to find the right professionals to grow and expand with," said John Taylor, president of Hometown Lenders. "The minute I met Kriss, I knew I wanted him to be a big part of our company. Kriss' extensive knowledge and experience is a huge asset as we continue to expand across the country."

"It is incredibly important to find the right people when you're growing at the pace we are," said Billy Taylor, owner and chief executive officer of Hometown Lenders. "Kriss brings so much to the table that is exciting to us. He understands the business so well and knows exactly how to help our branches achieve their goals."