People on the move: Nov. 16
LERETA LLC has tapped Eric Christensen as its chief strategy officer. He is responsible for product development, corporate strategy, marketing and M&A transactions.
Christensen, who most recently was the founder and managing director of Credit Data Solutions, has spent his career developing knowledge around financial software, predictive modeling and analytics, credit risk technology and decisioning software.
Before Credit Data Solutions, Christensen held executive positions at several financial services companies, including Interthinx/Strategic Analytics, FICO, Fannie Mae and LoanPerformance/CoreLogic.
Franklin Street, a commercial real estate firm, has named Brett Price as director in its capital advisors division in the firm's Atlanta office. In this role, he will specialize in loan origination, negotiation, and structuring of debt and equity investments for all asset types.
Most recently, Price served as an adjunct instructor of real estate development finance at Columbia University in New York.
He previously served as asset manager for a REIT operated by Clipper Equity, a New York Stock Exchange-traded residential landlord and development firm.
Fintech startup LenderClose has named Dan Davis as its director of technology.
For over 17 years, Davis worked in the IT departments of three Midwest credit unions, culminating in a vice president position with Financial Plus Credit Union in West Des Moines.
For the credit unions, he supervised IT staff, contributed to strategic planning, negotiated vendor contracts, and managed technology budgets and procurement.
In 2014, Davis became a product manager and consultant for CUTEK Inc., which provides custom programming services to credit unions.
Flagstar Bank has hired Scott Bristol as senior vice president and national production manager of its retail mortgage business.
He brings to Flagstar more than 20 years of experience, exclusively in the retail mortgage sector, most notably from New American Funding, where he was national sales manager, and from PrimeLending, where he was president and national sales manager.
In his new role, Bristol will partner with Susan McHan, president of distributed retail for Flagstar, to create a growth strategy for retail, develop and execute a technology roadmap for Flagstar's national retail operation, and optimize its platform to support its loan officers.
Greystone has hired Jennifer Cherney as a managing director as part of its ongoing effort to expand the firm's lending operations across the Northwest. Based in Seattle, Cherney is focused on national multifamily real estate lending across a range of sectors.
Before joining Greystone, she most recently was executive director, commercial term lending and multifamily finance for JPMorgan Chase in Seattle.
Cherney has also served as vice president of strategic finance at Extell Development Co. and as a managing director at Meridian Capital Group.
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