Beverly Hills-Kennedy Wilson Auction Group said that Anthony Bains has been named vice president, business development.

Prior to his position at LandCap Partners, Mr. Bains worked for Sky Cos., a homebuilder in Los Angeles, Palmer Investments Inc., a land developer in Santa Monica, and Empire Cos. in Ontario.

Kennedy Wilson Auction Group also hired Aubrey Glaser as senior managing director.

He was formerly president of Kennedy Wilson Inc. in Europe, headquartered in London.

Prior to rejoining Kennedy Wilson, Mr. Glaser served as a partner at Rankvale Plc and was primarily involved with property transactions, including evaluation, negotiation and ongoing property management.


Washington-Fannie Mae's new chief executive Michael Williams has recruited three bankers from outside the company to serve as his executive vice presidents in key posts.

Timothy Mayopoulos from Bank of America will serve as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary.

Edward G. Watson from Citicorp will be the government-sponsored enterprise's new executive vice president for operations and technology.

Kenneth J. Phelan from Wachovia Corp. will be executive vice president for risk management.


Tampa-ProVest, a national process server provider management company for the mortgage default industry, appointed Les Zeiter as vice president of operations for its Ohio office.

In this position, Mr. Zeiter is responsible for maintaining customer relations with current clients and potential clients and working with clients to enhance efficiencies in service of process and loss mitigation initiatives.

He brings more than 20 years of industry experience working with consumer and mortgage collections, loss mitigation, bankruptcy, foreclosure and REO.

He held multiple positions at National City Mortgage including business technology manager, business analyst, default support and project manager and collections manager.


Northbrook-Heart Financial Services said that Donna M. Krall has accepted the position of executive vice president of operations.

Ms. Krall joins Heart Financial Services from JPMorgan Chase (formerly Washington Mutual) in Bloomfield, Mich., where she was senior vice president of operational quality and compliance manager for home loan production.

Before taking on that role, she was senior vice president and national operations director for retail lending at Washington Mutual, managing 14 loan fulfillment centers.


Lexington-Forcht Bank has named Mark Boison as president.

Mr. Boison, a 34-year veteran of the banking industry, most recently served as regional manager of specialized industries for JPMorgan Chase. In that role, he managed a team of bankers, underwriters and client support personnel in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Mr. Boison also has served as market manager of the commercial banking group at JPMorgan Chase in central Kentucky.


Scarborough-Olympus Asset Management Inc. added REO industry veteran Lynn Effinger to the firm's executive management team as vice president, client relations.

Mr. Effinger has over 15 years of experience on both the mortgage loan default servicer side and the vendor side of the business.

He has previously served as and vice president-REO manager for Great Western Bank/Washington Mutual Bank and Citicorp Trust Bank, director of REO services for Safeguard Properties, and manager of operations and new business development for eAppraiseIT, a division of First American Corp.


Waltham-Pro-Teck Services hired Andrew Merz as director of training and professional development, a newly created position within the company.

Mr. Merz will be responsible for creating and conducting programs aimed at improving quality and productivity through employee and vendor skills.

This will include the development of training programs, client/vendor-facing technical documentations, on-line help and knowledge base content.


Fort Lee-Gramercy Auctions, a provider of auction solutions to REO sellers nationwide, said that Gloria Lynn Gardner has joined the firm as head auctioneer and head of strategic sales.

In this role, Ms. Gardner will oversee auction operations and will be responsible for providing the executive sponsorship of and direction to lead all auction process development initiatives.

Concurrent with Ms. Gardner's joining Gramercy Auctions, Gramercy will merge HomeLand Auctions into its own operations.

Ms. Gardner founded and was president and COO of HomeLand Auctions since 2005.

Prior to that she was vice president and corporate auctioneer of the auction department for Long & Foster Real Estate.

She has also served as the chair for the auction forum for the National Association of Realtors.

Mount Laurel-PHH Corp. has hired John C. Sites Jr. to provide consulting services to the company and its board.

Mr. Sites is a partner at Wexford Capital LP, an investment advisor that manages a series of affiliated hedge funds and private equity funds. There he focuses on Wexford's investments in mortgage-backed securities and mortgage-related enterprises.

Previously, Mr. Sites served as a director of Fannie Mae and as a general partner of Daystar Special Situations Fund and Rock Creek Partners II Ltd.

From 1981-1995, Mr. Sites was with Bear Stearns & Co. Inc., where he eventually became executive vice president.


Carrollton-Wingspan Portfolio Advisors named Suzanne Singer vice president of business development and Peggy Browne director of business development.

Ms. Singer, who will be based in Potomac, Md., has 16 years of experience in the loan servicing business.

Prior, she was a director in the institutional clients segment at GMAC-RFC, Minneapolis, working with large subprime mortgage companies, banks and mortgage bankers.

Ms. Browne, who will be based in Minneapolis, brings 17 years of mortgage industry experience to the company.

Before joining Wingspan, she was a vice president in the correspondent sales division of Credit Suisse.

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