imortgage Hires Two Senior Production Executives, Positioning For Expansion Into Local Housing Markets Nationwide

Dec 10, 2015

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- imortgage, a top national nonbank lender and division of loanDepot, LLC, today announced the appointment of Kevin Budde as senior vice president of production, West Division and Tom Fiddler, senior vice president of production, East Division.

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These two senior industry-leading loan production executives will lead imortgage's tech-enabled, championship production team in expanding local markets across the nation while further shaping the brand into a high-performance lender of choice for millions of borrowers.

"The addition of these exceptional leaders to the imortgage production team reflects our commitment to hiring dynamic and knowledgeable industry experts as we prepare for continued growth and expansion," said Dan Hanson, executive vice president of national production for imortgage. "imortgage is fortifying and expanding our national footprint to capture increasing demand for mortgage services and to further equip our brand with the requisite scale and agility to service a dynamic and changing market. We're very pleased to welcome both Kevin and Tom to imortgage."

Kevin Budde, a 40-year veteran in the home loan industry and the founder of Western Cities Mortgage Corporation, a nationally recognized producer-manager, is responsible for originating over $1 billion in loans. He will oversee the optimization of imortgage's new product launch and sales support process.

Tom Fiddler, a highly respected leader in the lending industry, brings more than 28 years of home loan experience to the imortgage brand. He most recently served as the chief operating officer and president of strategic growth initiatives at Prospect Mortgage.

imortgage is committed to serving the needs of responsible borrowers across the country with an extensive mix of credit products and home finance options, including traditional, jumbo and personal loans. These executive additions to the imortgage championship team come at a critical point in the company's strategic growth and will allow imortgage to continue its unwavering commitment to excellence and build upon its reputation as one of the most well-respected lenders in the industry.

imortgage is a leading private nonbank national retail mortgage lender based in Scottsdale, AZ. Established in 1999, imortgage operates 90+ local lending stores throughout the United States and is one of the fastest-growing, most well-respected retail lenders in the country today. imortgage delivers a service-driven, customer-focused home loan purchase experience which has earned the company the exclusive Eliant Certification for Customer Service Excellence. imortgage is a division of loanDepot, Inc. operating under NMLS# 174457. Learn more about imortgage at

loanDepot, America's lender, is an emerging-growth nonbank consumer lender and market leader offering mortgage and nonmortgage lending products in all 50 states. Founded in 2010 by industry trailblazer and innovator Anthony Hsieh, loanDepot operates under the brand names, imortgage, Mortgage Master, and LDWholesale. The company is headquartered in Foothill Ranch, CA, operates 140+ loan stores offering lending products to consumers nationwide, and generates loan production from five technology-enabled business centers. More than 5,000 people are employed by loanDepot, including 1500+ licensed loan officers. As America's lender, loanDepot is disrupting consumer finance and redefining the market with less division between mortgage and nonmortgage credit amid changes in consumer behavior and technology, access to credit, economic cycles and market consolidation. loanDepot is an approved seller and servicer for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae., Inc., NMLS # 174457 Learn more at

Jennifer DuBois | loanDepot, Inc.
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