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Matic has tapped Shahrzad "Shaz" Kojouri as vice president of legal and compliance.

A licensed attorney with more than 15 years of experience in corporate compliance, Kojouri will have responsibility over corporate governance, regulatory compliance and vendor management at Matic.

Prior to joining Matic, Kojouri was assistant general counsel for nonprofit student loan provider AccessLex Institute.

Before that, she oversaw regulatory compliance testing and Consumer Finance Protection Bureau readiness for national mortgage lender New Penn Financial.



Fintech startup LenderClose has hired Brad Bach to serve as vice president of sales. He will concentrate on introducing more credit unions and community banks to the digital lending platform.

Bach brings more than 15 years of marketing, sales and financial services experience to the LenderClose team.

He has held mortgage and consumer lending roles with Wells Fargo and HSBC and served as a senior financial advisor for Principal Financial Group.



Visionet Systems Inc. has hired John Spencer as vice president, consumer lending.

Spencer, who brings over 30 years of mortgage industry experience, most recently served with Fannie Mae as a senior technology account manager.

Before that he served as senior program manager for Downey Savings & Loan where he was responsible for implementing enterprise initiatives in core banking, residential lending, IT governance and change management.

Previous to these positions, Spencer was a senior vice president of business development for Fidelity National Financial and vice president and enterprise program manager in the IT department for First American/CoreLogic.



Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. has hired Eun "Karen" Cohen as a loan officer in its Columbia, Md., branch.

Prior to joining PRMI, she worked as an international business development manager in New York and also worked as a real estate agent for seven years in Maryland.

Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. has also promoted Michael Jenkins from sales assistant to loan officer in its Larkspur, Calif., branch.

Jenkins has nearly 27 years of experience in the financial industry working with homebuilders and lending companies, and as a licensed real estate agent.



National mortgage lender Waterstone Mortgage Corp. has hired Nathan Vlazny as vice president, underwriting at its Pewaukee-based corporate office.

Vlazny was previously the underwriting manager for the South Atlantic region of Academy Mortgage.

He has more than 15 years of experience in underwriting; 10 of those being in underwriting and operations leadership roles.

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