Mortgage Master Names Karen Menza To Lead Midwest Operations Team

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Karen Menza hired as new Regional Operations Manager

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Mortgage Master, a super-regional mortgage bank and one of the Country’s largest privately-owned mortgage companies, today announced the hiring of Karen Menza as Regional Operations Manager to lead the company’s Midwest operation team.

Ms. Menza brings to her new role over 20 years of experience in retail and wholesale lending operations including loan processing, underwriting, closing, post- closing, investor delivery and running an in-house appraisal department. As Regional Operations Manager, Ms. Menza will be responsible for managing operations for Mortgage Master’s Midwest region and building a high-quality operations team to support the company’s growth. Ms. Menza will be based in Lisle, IL and report to Patricia Raymo, Vice President of Mortgage Master.

“Mortgage Master continues to invest in its regional operational infrastructure to ensure the best people, processes and practices are in place to support our team of outstanding loan officers,” commented Paul Anastos, President of Mortgage Master. “Karen’s significant experience in the mortgage industry, coupled with her team building and relationship skills will enhance our customer care platform, while maximizing productivity so we can pass the savings on to borrowers in the form of lower rates.”

Ms. Menza joins Mortgage Master from Fairway Independent Mortgage, where she was Vice President/Wholesale Lending Operations responsible for establishing and building the Wholesale Division’s operational infrastructure. Previously, Ms. Menza was Vice President of Lending Operations at Park National Bank, an $18 billion multi-bank company, where she managed the lending operations and led the development and training of lending personnel. Prior to this position, Ms. Menza held various positions at MidAmerica Bank, including Senior Vice President/Director of Lending Operations where she oversaw retail and wholesale production from point of origination through investor delivery.    

“Mortgage Master’s unique model looks to build out its operational infrastructure prior to expanding production in a specific area,” said Patty Raymo. “Karen’s deep industry knowledge and character is the right model-match for Mortgage Master, and our commitment to the highest level of customer service and delivering value to borrowers throughout the mortgage process.”

To contact Karen Menza please call 630-414-0180 or email kmenza(at)mortgagemaster(dot)com.

About Mortgage Master

Mortgage Master, Inc. was founded in 1988 by Mr. Leif Thomsen and has become one of the country's largest independently owned mortgage company. In 2012, the company funded over $7.3 billion in mortgage loans. Mortgage Master has built its business by generating significant efficiencies in its origination and operational infrastructure, and delivering the cost and time savings on to borrowers in the form of some of the lowest pricing and best in class service.

Mortgage Master employs more than 700 employees nationwide, with approximately 250 loan experts, many ranked as the top 200 loan officers by dollar volume in the U.S. Mortgage Master is licensed in 22 states and the District of Columbia, with key branches in California, Connecticut, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Rhode Island. The company has 33 branch offices and 4 operation centers. For more information on Mortgage Master please visit

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