Irvine-MOS Group, a provider of loss mitigation and default services for the mortgage industry, appointed Greg Hebner as its new president.

Prior to his work with MOS Group, Mr. Hebner served as CEO of Relocation.com.

His career also includes positions as senior vice president of consumer media services at Realtor.com's parent company Move Inc., as well as several financial and operations management roles at consumer products and services companies such as The Walt Disney Co., Premark International and Price Waterhouse.

Santa Ana-The First American Corp. nominated Christopher Niles to serve as president of First American Trust.

Mr. Niles, who had previously served as treasurer for The First American Corp., is expected to assume his new duties effective Oct. 1.

He joined First American in 2006 from Union Bank of California NA, where he had served as senior vice president and director of liability management for the bank and as president and director of UnionBanCal Commercial Funding Corp.


Denver-SafeHaus Asset Management LLC named Jeffrey Dowden the director of REO services for its Denver-based operation.

He joins the SafeHaus with 10 years experience in the REO industry including time as an asset manager, portfolio manager, and as an REO broker in Denver.

Most recently, Mr. Dowden served as a portfolio manager with First American REO Servicing where he managed the daily operations for the company's premier accounts.


Stamford-RBS said that Brian Lancaster has joined its global banking and markets, Americas division as head of MBS, CMBS and ABS Strategies.

He has more than 20 years experience in finance and joins RBS from Wachovia Capital Markets LLC, where he served as chief investment officer in its real estate division.

Prior to this, Mr. Lancaster was head of structured products research at Wachovia Capital Markets LLC.

Before joining Wachovia, he was a managing director principal at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. where he developed MBS/CMBS/CMO strategies for clients.


Altamonte Springs-Mercantile Capital Corp., a provider of U.S. Small Business Administration 504 loans for small business owners, appointed Warren Mohr vice president of sales in the New York/Long Island region.

Mr. Mohr formerly served as a senior account executive with G.E. Capital and has more than 35 years of experience in lending and finance.

Maitland-Digital Risk LLC selected Jim Yeh as chief analytics officer.

Mr. Yeh will have overall responsibility - including client solution development - for Digital Risk's analytical and loss mitigation businesses.

He brings more than 15 years of experience to this position and most recently was executive vice president at Countrywide, where he oversaw execution, pricing and analytics of the secondary market.

Previously, Mr. Yeh served in a variety of global trading, trading oversight and risk management roles at Credit Suisse Group.


Manchester-Merrimack Mortgage Co. Inc. said that David Burns has joined the firm as regional sales manager for the retail sales division.

He brings more than 25 years of mortgage lending experience in the New England market to Merrimack Mortgage.

Mr. Burns joins Merrimack Mortgage following a 17-year career at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, where he was vice president, regional sales manager, managing customer relationships throughout New England and upstate New York.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, he was employed by Fleet Mortgage Corp. for eight years as area manager for New Hampshire and Vermont.


New York-Jefferies & Co. Inc., the principal operating subsidiary of Jefferies Group Inc., hired Mark Plansky as a managing director and head of Jefferies' MBS/ABS/CMBS group in Boston.

He joins the firm from Barclays, where he worked for eight years and was most recently a managing director focused on MBS sales.

Before Barclays, Mr. Plansky was a managing director at Lehman Brothers.


Austin-Amherst Securities Group said that Charlie Ulmer has joined the company as a mortgage-backed securities salesperson.

Mr. Ulmer, who joins Amherst after spending the last 15 years at RBS Greenwich Capital, is based in the company's Greenwich, Conn., office.

He began his career in mortgage-backed securities with RBS Greenwich Capital in October 1993 and has worked with a variety of accounts over the past 15 years, more recently focused on the hedge fund community.

Dallas-Derek Rose has joined Southwest Securities Inc.'s Chicago office as a senior vice president, asset-backed securities and commercial mortgage-backed securities trading, and Steve Palmer has joined the firm's New York office as senior vice president, mortgage trading.

Mr. Rose served most recently as ABS/CMBS trader and director of securitization syndicate at RBC Capital Markets in New York.

He also managed asset-backed securities trading at ABN Amro, Sutro and Nesbitt Burns.

Mr. Palmer, who most recently was an executive director with JPMorgan trading nonagency fixed-rate securities and unsecuritized residential loans, worked at Chemical Securities, Smith Barney, HSBC Securities and FTN Financial prior to joining Southwest Securities.

Houston-Integrated Mortgage Solutions, a collateral protection resource for the mortgage servicing industry, named Karen Binder assistant vice president of marketing and special projects.

Prior to joining IMS, Ms. Binder held positions within Houston-based Stewart Lender Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Co.

Her recent roles there included divisional director of marketing, assistant to the divisional general counsel and various positions within the title and settlement division.

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