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California

Irvine

Cloudvirga has appointed Daniel Akiva as chief technology officer.

Akiva, who has over 20 years of industry, experience joins Cloudvirga from loanDepot, where he was the senior vice president of consumer lending technology.

Previously, he was a co-founder and CTO of HomDNA and served with Rapid7 and Borland.

Santa Clara

Tavant, a provider of AI-powered digital lending technologies, has appointed Prashant Kumar as vice president.

Prashant has more than 25 years of mortgage, auto lending and personal finance industry experience.

In this role, he will oversee the management and growth of Tavant's global consumer lending efforts, including North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Colorado

Littleton

Michelle Oddo has joined LeaderOne's expansion across Colorado as the branch manager and senior mortgage banker for its new office in Littleton.

Oddo was previously a senior loan officer at Nova Home Loans in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

She brings to the company over 25 years of industry experience as a loan originator as well as a loan processer and underwriter.

District of Columbia

Washington

The Mortgage Bankers Association has nominated Kristy Fercho, EVP, president of mortgage at Flagstar Bank, to serve as vice chairman for the 2020 membership year. She is expected to be installed at the association's 106th Annual Convention this October in Austin, Texas.

Fercho currently serves as a member of the MBA's board of directors and sits on its audit committee.

She joined Flagstar Bank in 2017 after 15 years with Fannie Mae, where she served as senior vice president, customer delivery executive.

Texas

Houston

Republic State Mortgage Corp. has hired Stacy London as a residential mortgage loan originator.

London brings 38 years of experience as a mortgage professional to her work at Republic.

Most recently, she was with Homeowners Financial as a regional manager, and prior to Homeowners was president of Houston Capital Mortgage for 21 years.

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