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John Stachowsky has joined LERETA LLC, a provider of real estate tax and flood services for mortgage servicers, as director of internal sales.

Stachowsky has more than 10 years of sales leadership experience in software manufacturing and SaaS.

He comes to LERETA from ESRI, where he managed the inside sales team, and prior to ESRI he spent nine years in telecommunications at AVST, where he led several initiatives focused on organizational structure and customer retention.



Mortgage Network Inc. has hired Luke Ostrowski as a sales manager and senior loan officer in its Boston branch, serving southeastern Massachusetts.

Ostrowski brings to Mortgage Network more than 15 years of mortgage banking experience, most recently with U.S. Bank, where he was a private wealth mortgage banker.

He has worked for a variety of mortgage companies and banks in the Boston area.



Calmwater Capital has hired Michael Giannone as vice president in its newly opened Greater New York office.

Giannone will lead the East Coast origination efforts between Boston and South Florida. He has more than 10 years of experience in closing multiple senior secured debt loans.

Before joining Calmwater Capital, Giannone was vice president of loan originations at Revere Capital, where he was responsible for sourcing, structuring, underwriting and closing nationwide senior secured debt loans.

The firm has also hired Jeremy Burton as director of originations in its Los Angeles office.

In addition to helping cover the southern California market Burton will be responsible for the Midwest, Texas and Southeast markets.

Prior to joining Calmwater Capital, he was a vice president at Garrison Investment Group, a private equity firm based in New York.



Mortgage Contracting Services has promoted Bethany Ockerman and Ashley Taylor to assistant vice president positions.

Ockerman, who works in the firm's Lewisville office, previously managed various support teams and started her career at Mortgage Contracting Services' Tampa, Fla., office in 2011.

Taylor has held various management positions as an MCS employee since 2014 in its Ruston, La., office.



PenFed Credit Union has named Winston Wilkinson as executive vice president and president of mortgage banking.

Wilkinson brings more than 32 years of experience in large financial services firms and joins PenFed from USAA Federal Savings Bank where he served as president of mortgage and consumer real estate for the last five years.

The majority of his career was spent at Wachovia, where he served as executive vice president in various roles, including, mortgage, wealth management, retail and commercial banking.

Wilkinson replaces Debbie Ames Naylor, who is retiring after 36 years with PenFed.

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