Phoenix-Marix Servicing LCC hired Kenneth Ganiel as chief financial officer.

Mr. Ganiel most recently held the position of senior vice president of strategy at the consumer mortgage lending division of HSBC Finance Corp. in Tampa, Fla.

Prior to HSBC, he worked at Citigroup where he had roles in mortgage operations, audit oversight, Sarbanes-Oxley implementation and compliance review.

He was also a major contributor in developing and implementing the strategic business plan for Citigroup's Latin American Corporate Bank.


Irvine-Daniel P. Culler has joined REDC, a real estate auction firm, as chief operating officer to oversee the company's new commercial real estate division.

Mr. Culler comes to REDC following a 13-year career at CT Realty Corp. in Newport Beach, where he was vice president of asset management and dispositions from 2003 to the present.

Prior to that, he was director of asset management (1998-2002) and senior analyst (1996-98) at the company.

San Francisco-The board of directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco has selected Paul R. Ackerman to fill an open member director position on its board.

Mr. Ackerman is executive vice president and treasurer at Wachovia Mortgage FSB, North Las Vegas, and at Wells Fargo & Co. The director position, currently allocated to Nevada, has a term ending Dec. 31, 2012.

Mr. Ackerman has over 22 years of senior management experience in the financial services industry. Mr. Ackerman was appointed to his role as executive vice president and treasurer at Wells Fargo in 2005. After Wells Fargo acquired Wachovia Corp., the parent company of Wachovia Mortgage FSB in December 2008, he began serving as EVP and treasurer at both Wells Fargo and Wachovia Mortgage.

David Martens, senior vice president, enterprise risk management, has been appointed director of internal audit by the board. The board has also appointed Robert Shovlowsky as senior vice president, credit and collateral risk management.

Mr. Martens will continue to oversee enterprise risk management of the bank and will now direct the bank's internal audit function.

He began his career at the bank as director of internal audit in 1996 and was promoted to senior vice president, credit and collateral risk management, in 1998, adding responsibility for enterprise risk management in 2004.

Mr. Shovlowsky will oversee the credit and collateral risk management function of the bank.

Before joining the bank in May 2009, he was a senior bank examiner at the Federal Housing Finance Agency, where his primary responsibilities included the oversight of examination teams and the production of annual examination reports at some of the 12 Federal Home Loan Banks.


Washington-The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust said that Theodore Chandler has been named its chief operating officer.

Mr. Chandler's experience includes 15 years with Fannie Mae and six years with the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

He served most recently as vice president of marketing for Fannie Mae's Western regional office in Pasadena, Calif., where his work included managing relationships with national mortgage banking customers.

Previously at Fannie Mae he served as vice president of housing and community development for the Western region and as director of the Boston partnership office.

Washington-The Conference of State Bank Supervisors named Margaret Liu as vice president and assistant general counsel.

Most recently, Ms. Liu has worked as a consultant on financial services policy issues for a variety of financial services and housing finance clients.

Before establishing a consultancy in 2007, she spent 10 years at Fannie Mae, where she held a variety of positions, including vice president in the single-family mortgage business, vice president for industry relations and vice president for policy communications.

Prior to joining Fannie Mae, she was an attorney with the law firm of Hogan & Hartson LLP and she served in the Office of Congressional Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.


Waltham-Pro-Teck Services said that Ronald Ahlensdorf Jr. has joined the company as senior director, business development.

Mr. Ahlensdorf will be responsible for developing valuation solutions for mortgage banks, investors lenders and servicers for Pro-Teck's Midwest territory.

He comes to Pro-Teck with more than 17 years of real estate valuation experience, most recently with Default Servicing Technologies and Collateral Risk Solutions.


New York-Jefferies & Co. Inc. hired Marc DeFife as a managing director to head its MBS/ABS effort in Chicago. Additionally, Elizabeth Harper and John Koutoupis join the company as senior vice presidents.

Mr. DeFife was most recently at Barclays Capital following that firm's acquisition of Lehman Brothers, where he spent nine years and was most recently a senior vice president in MBS/ABS sales.

Ms. Harper was also most recently at Barclays Capital following that firm's acquisition of Lehman Brothers, where she was a vice president in MBS/ABS sales and spent three years.

Mr. Koutoupis joins Jefferies from Sandler O'Neill, where he was an associate director focused on MBS/ABS sales, and previously worked in a similar capacity at Lehman Brothers.


Houston-Stewart Title Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp., promoted Samantha Simpson and Kurt Simpson to co-president of Stewart Title Services of Indiana.

The two currently serve in a similar capacity for Stewart Title of Elkhart County Inc. with offices in Goshen and Elkhart, Ind.

Both will continue to serve as co-managers now for all Indiana operations of the company.

Prior to joining IMS, he spent nearly 10 years in multiple roles at the Mortgage Bankers Association.

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