The new CCO will also serve as general counsel
Sprout Mortgage has appointed Gregory Walker as the company's chief compliance officer and general counsel.
Walker will take over the position from Shannon Leight, who will be the chief compliance officer and general counsel for Sprout Lending.
"As Sprout continues to expand and strengthen its team to solidify our position as the leading, innovative force in non-QM lending, Gregory brings a depth of experience that will help us to accelerate our strategic expansion plan," said Sprout Mortgage President Michael Strauss.
Walker has more than 30 years of legal experience in mortgage financing and securitization. Before joining Sprout Mortgage, he was special counsel at Impac Mortgage. Prior to that, he served as chief compliance officer and general counsel at Towne Mortgage. He also worked as an in-house counsel at Credit Suisse Securities (USA), UBS AG, and Morgan Stanley.
"I'm very pleased to join Sprout and look forward to serving as general counsel as the firm continues its impressive growth to become the dominant non-QM lender," Walker said.