Impac Mortgage appoints strategy, risk leaders

At the company taps talent from Clara Lending and loanDepot

Impac Mortgage appoints strategy, risk leaders

Impac Mortgage has announced that it hired Libby Cooper as senior vice president of corporate strategy and Tiffany Entsminger as senior vice president and chief risk officer.

Cooper joined Impac from Clara Lending, a fintech consumer-direct mortgage platform, where she served as head of mortgage operations since the company was founded in 2015. In that role, Cooper led sales, operations, and secondary marketing and oversaw strategy enabling an end-to-end digital mortgage experience. She has also held roles at Discover Financial Services, LendingTree, and SurePoint Lending. She is relocating to Orange County, Calif., for her new role.

Entsminger most recently served at, where she led operations for the consumer-direct channel and oversaw underwriting, closing and funding, and collateral valuations. She brings more than 18 years of financial services experience, specializing in operational and credit risk. A licensed attorney in California, Entsminger has represented clients in matters including commercial and residential real estate, mortgage fraud, and general corporate strategy.

Impac Mortgage President and CEO George Mangiaracina said the additions show the company’s ability to attract top level talent from across the mortgage industry. “Libby and Tiffany add a diverse skill set to our senior management team, which will enable us to capitalize on opportunities within the evolving mortgage landscape,” he said.


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