CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCISCO

Parkside Lending, a national wholesale and correspondent lender, has expanded into New York with the addition of Rich Bloom as Northeastern regional manager and Katie Plezia and Elizabeth Nichols as senior account executives.

Bloom has been in the mortgage business for 31 years, 24 as a sales manager, and will be covering the East Coast from Virginia to Maine.

Plezia has over 30 years of mortgage experience in the New York market and Nichols has over 20 years of experience as a wholesale and correspondent account executive in downstate New York, specializing in jumbo, conventional, FHA and VA loans.

GEORGIA

MACON

LBA Ware has hired Finn Klemann as director of business development.

Prior to joining LBA Ware, Klemann was vice president of sales for the Northeast territory at LoanLogics, a mortgage technology and outsourced services provider.

He has also held several high-level sales positions with financial services companies such as Interthinx (now First American Mortgage Services), Ascendant Capital Partners, Haverford Financial Services, Envestnet and Lincoln Financial Distributors.

ILLINOIS

CHICAGO

Aries/Conlon Capital said that Francisco Nacorda has joined the firm as senior vice president and will lead the boutique commercial mortgage banking firm's originations business in Orlando, Fla.

In his new role as SVP, Nacorda will be responsible for arranging bridge and permanent debt on behalf of owners of all commercial property types nationwide.

He has nearly 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry and prior to joining Aries/Conlon Capital, he served as senior executive vice president of LD Capital for six years, where he sourced, originated, underwrote and structured debt and equity for mid-to-large balance commercial transactions.

IOWA

DES MOINES

Wells Fargo Home Lending has named Liz Bryant to lead the company's retail sales organization.

Bryant has 25 years of experience in mortgage originations and operations, and has been with Wells Fargo since 2003, most recently serving as head of home lending retail fulfillment operations.

She joined the company in 2003 as a regional sales manager from GMAC Mortgage, where she was responsible for retail loan production and operations in 17 Western states.

MASSACHUSETTS

ROSLINDALE

The Cooperative Bank, a full-service community bank specializing in commercial real estate and business lending throughout eastern Massachusetts, has hired Jim Picciotto as senior mortgage loan originator.

In this role, he will generate qualified residential mortgage business in The Cooperative Bank's CRA lending area and surrounding communities.

Picciotto has almost 30 years of experience as a mortgage banker and prior to joining TCB he held positions at United Bank, EverBank and Cambridge Mortgage Group.

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