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CALIFORNIA

NEWPORT BEACH

NotaryCam has hired digital mortgage specialist Kelly Purcell as executive vice president of marketing and business development.

Before joining NotaryCam, she founded eRelevant Consulting to advise lenders on using digital technology to meet business objectives, overcome problems and remain competitive.

Prior to that, Purcell spent more than 14 years with eSignSystems as executive vice president of sales and marketing, a position she maintained through two acquisitions — first by Wave Systems in August 2001 and then by DocMagic in October 2014.

SAN FRANCISCO

Melissa Richards has joined Mayer Brown as a partner in the financial services regulatory and enforcement practice and consumer financial services group in its Northern California offices.

Richards most recently served as the chief legal and risk officer at national mortgage banking firm CMG Financial.

She also served as outside general counsel to the California Mortgage Bankers Association and as a member of its board of directors.

CONNECTICUT

MERIDEN

Planet Home Lending has named Fobby Naghmi senior vice president of its Eastern division.

Before joining Planet Home Lending, Naghmi was vice president of retail lending at Pacific Union Financial.

Prior to that, he held positions at Carrington Mortgage Services, Access National Mortgage and WestStar Mortgage.

TEXAS

SUGAR LAND

MorVest Capital has hired Ruth Lee as executive vice president for expansion of mortgage liquidity and MSR advisory services.

With over 24 years of sales and operational leadership, Lee is a prevalent speaker, author and thought leader in the mortgage industry.

Having built and sold two companies, one in origination and one in operational and compliance services, her background spans retail, wholesale, correspondent investing, warehouse lending, servicing, market analysis and project management.

Are you a mortgage professional who recently changed jobs? Let us know! Send your announcement and photo (if available) to Glenn McCullom at glenn.mccullom@sourcemedia.com.

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