TMS Funding Hires Six New Account Executives to Increase Market Penetration

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TMS Funding has hired six new account executives.

TMS Funding, the wholesale residential lending channel of Total Mortgage Services, LLC, announced today the hiring of six new Wholesale Account Executives, all with successful track records in developing new business relationships and supporting high quality mortgage brokers.

"We are extremely pleased to have hired such an experienced group of mortgage production professionals that will have an immediate impact on expanding TMS Funding in many key markets and building out our national lending platform," commented Lisa Schreiber, Executive Vice President of Wholesale Lending at TMS Funding. "TMS Funding is focused on hiring the best available talent who understand the importance of technology in the wholesale lending process and the need for exceptional service, which can empower our broker partners to operate more efficiently and profitably."

Ingrid Helfgott
Ms. Helfgott has 30 years of experience in the mortgage business, including sales, processing, and underwriting and management responsibilities. Most recently, Ms. Helfgott was employed by Home Savings of America as an Account Executive concentrating on Bergen County, Central New Jersey, Westchester, Upstate and Down State New York as well as Connecticut. Prior to this position, Ms. Helfgott was an Account Executive with Homecomings Financial working throughout New Jersey and New York. During her career, Ms. Helfgott also held various production, sales and underwriting positions with SIB Mortgage Corporation, Alliance Funding and American Funding LTD. Ms. Helfgott will be focused on building broker relationships and servicing brokers in New York.

Mark Karanovich
Mr. Karanovich has 28 years of mortgage lending industry experience and a proven ability of developing sales opportunities and providing exceptional service in new and existing markets. For the last two years, Mr. Karanovich was a Senior Account Executive with NetMore America, where he successfully built out a new sales territory from 5 to 65 accounts in less than 24 months. Previously, Mr. Karanovich was a Senior Account Executive at VERTICE Lending, a Division of Wachovia Securities and American Brokers Conduit, the wholesale lending channel of American Home Mortgage. Prior to these positions, Mr. Karanovich held positions in production, operations, sales and branch management at American Ideal Mortgage, Maryland Home Mortgage, Inland Mortgage and Chase Home Mortgage. Mr. Karanovich will be focused on building broker relationships and servicing brokers in Virginia.

Samantha Hay
Ms. Hay has over 20 years of wholesale lending experience including origination, closing, and auditing. Most recently, Ms. Hay was employed as a Product/Technology Consultant with AmTrust Mortgage Banking, where she managed broker and correspondent clients in the Central Florida region. Prior to this position, Ms. Hay worked for wholesale lenders Caliber Funding, Sierra Pacific Mortgage and American Brokers Conduit as a Senior Account Executive, managing and growing both broker and correspondent relationships in Florida. Previously, Ms. Hays worked for Ivanhoe Financial, SunTrust and Princeton Financial. Ms. Hay will be focused on building broker relationships and servicing brokers in Florida.

Kathleen McLaughlin
Ms. McLaughlin has over 20 years of wholesale lending experience and a successful track record of servicing, educating and training mortgage brokers to expand their business. For the last three years Ms. McLaughlin was a Wholesale Account Executive with EverBank Wholesale, where she effectively managed a large client base of mortgage brokers, while helping them to expand volume in the most productive manner. Previously, Ms. McLaughlin was a Senior Wholesale Account Executive at Bank of America Mortgage and a Wholesale Account Representative with North American Mortgage Company. Ms. McLaughlin will be focused on building broker relationships and servicing brokers in Virginia.                                                                

Alan Caldwell
Mr. Caldwell has 19 years of experience in wholesale, correspondent and retail mortgage lending. Most recently, Mr. Caldwell was employed by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage as a Wholesale Account Executive managing mortgage broker relationships in Maryland with a focus on both conforming FHA and jumbo loans. Previously, Mr. Caldwell was a Wholesale Account Executive at US Bank Home Mortgage and American Brokers Conduit. During his career, Mr. Caldwell also held production positions at Aurora Loan Services and First Nationwide Mortgage. Mr. Caldwell will be focused on building broker relationships and servicing brokers in Maryland.    

Patrick Creighton        
Mr. Creighton has 16 years of experience in developing, managing and servicing clients in the mortgage lending marketplace. Prior to joining TMS Funding, Mr. Creighton was a Sales Manager with Archer Capital Corp, where he focused on business development and troubleshooting strategies and increased production by 400%. Previously, Mr. Creighton was employed as an Account Executive by both First Magnus Financial Corporation and Argent Mortgage Company and an Area Sales Manager (Long Island, NY) with Countrywide Mortgage. Mr. Caldwell will be focused on building broker relationships and servicing brokers in New York.    

For more on TMS Funding or to speak with one of the new Account Executives, please call 1-888-371-2989 or visit

About TMS Funding

TMS Funding, a wholesale lender, is an emerging leader in the wholesale mortgage industry with a focus on developing long-term relationships with quality mortgage brokers and is committed to offering industry leading customer service, technology, and competitively-priced products. The objective of TMS Funding is to enable its mortgage broker partners to better serve their customers and respond to individual client needs. For more information on TMS Funding, please visit

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Lovallo Communications Group
Telephone: 203-526-6371
Email: john(dot)lovallo(at)lovallocommunications(dot)com
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