Irvine-RealtyTrac has hired Robert J. Houghton as chief information officer/chief technology officer.

Mr. Houghton has more than 25 years of technology experience in operations, management and IT applications across a variety of companies.

For eight years, he held several senior management positions at Western Digital Corp., where he began as director of IS for North America and rose to CIO for the IT division.

Prior to Western Digital, he was a manager of global training and technology for Adaptec's business information solutions group.

Oakland-Robbie Dimon has joined Old Republic National Commercial Title and Settlement Services and will be appointed vice president and branch manager of its Atlanta location.

Ms. Dimon's responsibilities include managing a team of commercial closing coordinators, along with developing and closing multistate and national commercial businesses for the national title and settlement services division.

San Francisco-Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP has hired Kevin Redford as a director in its debt placement group in its San Francisco office.

Mr. Redford will focus on debt and structured finance transactions with a particular emphasis on multifamily properties in Northern California and throughout the Western United States.

Prior to joining HFF, Mr. Redford was a vice president of finance with San Francisco-based Fowler Property Acquisitions Co.


Denver-LenderLive Network Inc. has hired Joseph Camerieri as vice president of sales.

Mr. Camerieri will be responsible for developing new business relationships among banks, credit unions and servicers for LenderLive.

He has spent the last 22 years in vice president positions at PHH Mortgage, most recently as vice president of corporate sales and marketing.


Jacksonville-Lender Processing Services Inc. said that William P. Foley II, chairman and director, retired from its board of directors.

Lee A. Kennedy, currently a board member, has been elected chairman and has served as a director of LPS since May 2008 and as a director and president and CEO of Fidelity National Information Services Inc., LPS's former parent company, since February 2006.

The company also said that Daniel D. Lane and Cary H. Thompson will retire from the board.

Furthermore, Jeff Carbiener (president and CEO), John F. Farrell Jr. and Philip G. Heasley have been elected to the board of directors.


Waltham-Pro-Teck Services said that Mark Chapin has joined the company as senior director, business development.

Mr. Chapin will be responsible for developing and implementing client-specific valuation solutions for mortgage banks, investors, lenders and servicers from Pro-Teck's West Coast office.

He joins Pro-Teck Services from Zaio Corp. where he served as managing director, national business development and prior to that served as senior vice president, business development for Hansen Quality.


Minneapolis-Wolters Kluwer Financial Services named Fran Sullivan to the newly created position of chief information officer.

Mr. Sullivan joined Wolters Kluwer Financial Services as senior director of product development and technology in 2005, and as part of his new role as CIO, will continue managing product development for the company's banking analytics, securities and insurance businesses.

Before he joined Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, he held several senior management positions related to product development, network services, systems integration and client integration at Omego LLC.


New York-GMAC Financial Services appointed Jeffrey Brown to the position of corporate treasurer.

In this role, he will have responsibility for all treasury activities, including funding and balance sheet management.

Prior to joining GMAC, Mr. Brown spent more than 10 years at Bank of America, most recently serving as corporate treasurer.

Prior to his role as corporate treasurer, he worked in a number of other capacities at Bank of America.

Melville-Lend America hired Adeel Saeed as its new chief information officer.

Mr. Saeed brings to this new position over 10 years of experience in the financial services technology industry and will be responsible for managing the technology decisions and architecture of the company.

Before joining Lend America, he was chief information officer of Refinance.com, and prior to this position served as the director of corporate technology and infrastructure at the American Stock Exchange.


Boyertown-National Penn Bancshares Inc. said that Sandra L. Bodnyk, group executive vice president, has been named chief risk officer for the company.

In her new role, Ms. Bodnyk will be responsible for continuing to strengthen National Penn's risk management processes including commercial credit, fraud and loss prevention, security, loan review and Sarbanes-Oxley and regulatory compliance.

She has more than 35 years of financial services experience, holding positions at National Penn, KNBT Bancorp and Wachovia.

She joined National Penn in February 2008 with the company's acquisition of KNBT.


San Antonio-SWBCsaid that Craig Carson has joined the company as executive vice president of sales and marketing.

Prior to joining SWBC, Mr. Carson served as managing director and chief marketing officer for Balboa Life Insurance Co. since 2001. Prior to that, he held numerous positions at Assurant for five years.

He has worked in the financial services industry for the past 16 years with the Consumer Bankers Association, Mortgage Bankers Association, American Bankers Insurance Association and American Financial Services Association.

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