Wholesale lenders Art lending brought mortgage veteran Suzy Lindblom as chief operating officer, the company said on Tuesday.
Lindblom has over 40 years of experience in the mortgage business, most recently as COO of Planet Home Lending for three and a half years. Previously, Lindblom was Managing Director for National Fulfillment and Operations at Stearns Lending – the first idea from Glenn Stearns, who happens to be the founder and CEO of their newest employer, Kind Lending.
“Welcoming Suzy to Kind Lending feels like coming home,” said Stearns. “She is a results-driven executive with four decades of mortgage banking experience that many of us have enjoyed working with in the past. She brings an incredible wealth of knowledge to the world after having enthusiastically created and directed major national operations. “
During her tenure in the mortgage industry, Lindblom has received a number of awards including HousingWire’s Women of Influence Award in 2015 and 2019, Most Powerful Women in 2019 by National Mortgage Professionals, Most Influential Women in Fintech in 2019, and the Southern Southern des National Diversity Council California’s Most Powerful and Influential Women of 2016, along with NEXT’s 2020 powerhouse list.
In 2020 she was named one too HousingWire VanguardThanks to their help in doubling Planet Home Lending’s origination capacity and managing a 20% growth for the company in dealing with the pandemic.
At Kind Lending, Lindblom will oversee several corporate departments along with President Yvonne Ketchum and support the lender in building its retail and joint ventures business. Lindblom will also assist in building and implementing new charging product offerings in its various channels.
“I’m excited to join Kind Lending and work with Glenn and Yvonne again,” said Lindblom. “This is the perfect company for me – great leadership, great people, a culture to match their name, and I look forward to helping make it the best company for all of our customers.”
The wholesale lender had a blast, Origin of $ 1 billion in the first six months of production in 2020 – an accomplishment that took Stearns’ first company 15 years to complete.