Hecht brings over 20 years of mortgage banking sales, operations and strategic partnership experience to the company.
Prior to joining Stearns, he most recently served as executive vice president, national retail and builder production, for Nationstar Mortgage.
Previously, Hecht held executive roles with MetLife Home Loans, Bank of America and Countrywide Home Loans.
“As a member of the Stearns executive management team, James will be responsible for leading and growing strategic production channels such as consumer direct, builder, credit union partners, and our marketing and recruitment teams,” said Brian Hale, the company’s chief executive officer, in a press release.
“He will be based in Dallas and will provide oversight to our growing operations in the DFW market.”