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Bill Shirreffs has joined Mortgage Capital Trading Inc. in the newly created position of senior director of sales operations.

Prior to MCT, he was the vice president of sales for the Western region at Freddie Mac.

Shirreffs was also the vice president of customer management at Fannie Mae.



LBA Ware has appointed Chris Gassel as strategic sales specialist. He brings to the firm a 14-year career in the residential and commercial real estate industries.

Prior to joining LBA Ware, Gassel served as a loan officer at such independent mortgage banks as USA Mortgage and Paramount Bank.

Before that, he oversaw the development and management of hotel franchises as vice president of development for Brimark Builders.



Mortgage Network Inc. has hired Ryan Brown as a loan officer in its Danvers branch.

Brown has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and most recently was a mortgage loan officer with AnnieMac Home Mortgage in Waltham, Mass.

Previously, he served as a loan officer with CrossCountry Mortgage.

New York

New York

CIS Credit Solutions has named John Dalton as the first member of its newly formed advisory board.

Dalton served as the 70th Secretary of the Navy, and was recognized by the National Security Caucus as an International Security Leadership Award recipient.

He most recently served as the president of the Housing Policy Council of the Financial Services Roundtable for over 12 years.

Earlier in his career, Dalton served as president of Ginnie Mae, and was later nominated to the Federal Home Loan Bank board, where he served as a member and chairman.



Waterstone Mortgage Corp. has named Elizabeth Spragg as senior vice president, human resources at its Pewaukee-based corporate office.

Spragg previously served as head of human resources for Artisan Partners, a global investment management firm.

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