CHARLOTTE, NC – June 24, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Real Estate Mortgage Network, Inc. (REMN), is pleased to announce that mortgage industry veteran, Richard Lester, is joining the company. Taking on the newly created role of Area Manager for the Carolinas region, Lester will be charged with growing REMN’s presence across both North and South Carolina. Lester will report directly to Greg Janicki, REMN’s Southeast Regional Manager, who joined the company in February.
Lester comes to REMN with more than 30 years experience in the mortgage industry garnered from working with both bank and non-bank lenders. He most recently held the position of Senior Vice President with Charlotte’s Fifth Third Bank, but also held senior positions with PNC Bank Mortgage, Banc One Mortgage Corp. and Diamond Savings and Loan Co. With a long track record of high level growth performance, strategic planning and team development, Lester is well suited to help REMN continue its grow throughout the area.
“I couldn’t be happier to have Richard on board helping REMN grow in the southeast. The Carolinas are a major priority for REMN and one where our hands on, customer first way of doing business is greatly appreciated,” commented Janicki.
REMN combines the services of a large-scale wholesale brokerage with those of consumer facing retail branches and online channels. REMN currently has more than 30 retail offices licensed to originate loans across the continental US. The company employs more than 600 people across its consumer direct, retail and wholesale divisions, with offices in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas.
Born in Kalamazoo, MI, Lester graduated from Indiana University before relocating to North Carolina more than twenty years ago. He makes his home with his wife in Charlotte, where he is a current board member and former chairman of the Carolinas Rehabilitation Hospital’s Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program. Mortgage industry professionals looking to setup an appointment with Lester can email him at rlester (at) remn (dot) com or contact him in his office at 704-562-1892.
Real Estate Mortgage Network
Founded in 1989 and headquartered in River Edge, NJ, Real Estate Mortgage Network serves the lending needs of home buyers and home owners, real estate professionals and builders across the country. Our associates are passionate about fulfilling the American Dream, and realize they are the key to unlocking the mortgage process. REMN’s Web site is located at www.remn.com.