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Docutech has named Amy Brandt as its new chief executive officer.

Brandt, formerly president and chief operating officer, will continue to serve as the company's president and will assume the CEO role from founder Ty Jenkins, now the company's chairman.

Prior to joining Docutech last spring, she most recently served as president of originations and corporate technology at New Penn Financial.

Prior to New Penn Financial, Brandt served as chief operating officer of Prospect Mortgage.



Newfi Lending has hired John Boyles for the newly created position of senior vice president of capital markets.

Boyles brings over 24 years of mortgage banking experience to Newfi Lending.

He recently worked in the traditional retail channel for Freedom Mortgage and previously served for over 10 years as vice president of capital markets for Opes Advisors.


LD Holdings Group, parent company of loanDepot, has appointed Chris Heller to head its recently launched mello Home business.

Heller, who has over 30 years of experience in real estate and lending, served as president of Keller Williams Worldwide division and then CEO of Keller Williams from 2010-2017.



Scott Brady has joined Guaranteed Rate Affinity as SVP, divisional manager. He will oversee the newly named Central region, which includes Illinois and Missouri.

Guaranteed Rate Affinity is a joint venture between Guaranteed Rate and Realogy Holdings Corp.

Brady has held a variety of positions with CitiMortgage, where he was an account executive before taking a position in a divisional management role.

Most recently he acted as area manager for the Greater Chicago market at US Bank.



Holliday Fenoglio Fowler said that Patrick Keefe has joined the firm as a director focused on debt and equity placement transactions in its Boston office.

Keefe has more than 10 years of experience in commercial real estate lending and joins HFF from M&T Bank where he was a vice president, relationship manager.

Prior to M&T, he held similar roles at First Niagara Bank and TD Bank.



Pennybacker Capital has appointed Dave Stahl as managing director, distressed credit and special situations.

His primary responsibilities will include overseeing investments within the special situations strategy and expanding Pennybacker Capital's distressed investment capabilities across the firm.

Stahl joins Pennybacker after a combined 10 years at Lone Star Funds/Hudson Advisors where he most recently served as director of special assets.

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