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Nomis Solutions has appointed Joe Zeibert as managing director of global lending.

Zeibert joins Nomis from Ally Financial Inc. where he served as senior director of product, pricing, credit and analytics.

Before that, he served as senior vice president of consumer products and pricing at Bank of America.

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Susan Allen has been named head of product for Experian Mortgage.

In her role, Allen will be responsible for product strategy and execution of Experian's offerings for the mortgage industry.

Allen, who brings to the company 25 years of industry experience, previously worked with CoreLogic, JPMorgan Chase and General Motors Acceptance Corp.



Akerman LLP is expanding its real estate finance practice with the addition of Beau Baker and Christopher McCranie, who join the firm from Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Jacksonville.

Baker focuses his practice on real estate capital markets, securitizations, financial services, structured and commercial finance, creditors' rights and loan portfolio management/servicing.

McCranie focuses his practice on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions.



Appraisal Logistics has promoted Dennis Ashcroft to executive vice president of sales.

He will oversee the team that will sell both the company's AMC services and its AIMPort appraisal management software.

Ashcroft has led the company's business development efforts since the company's inception in 2008.



Gateway First Bank has appointed Jeff Schmidt as its chief mortgage operations officer.

Schmidt will manage the underwriting, appraisal, closing/funding, post-closing and construction lending departments.

He joined the Gateway team in October 2010 as regional vice president.

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