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EPIC Ranked #46 Among the World’s Top Insurance Brokers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been ranked #46 among the world’s top insurance brokers in Finaccord’s Global Insurance Broking: A Strategic Review of the World’s Top 150 Commercial Non-Life Insurance Brokers.

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EPIC adds John Walsh as Executive Liability and Financial Lines Principal

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct, 21, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that John Walsh has joined the firm as their Principal of Executive Liability and Financial Lines insurance. Walsh brings more than 10 years of Financial Lines Broking, Placement, Underwriting, Business Development, Client Service, Operations and Claims Management experience to EPIC.

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The Compliance Group Taps Mortgage Quality Control, Operations Expert Jeremy Burcham as Chief Strategy Officer

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading mortgage compliance services provider The Compliance Group, Inc. (TCG) announced it has hired Jeremy Burcham as Chief Strategy Officer. Bringing nearly 14 years of quality control and operations experience, Burcham will be responsible for formulating, facilitating and communicating TCG’s plans for the future. Burcham will also be working closely on product development and serving as a subject matter expert for sales and new technology initiatives.

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UWM Named to HousingWire Magazine’s Inaugural HW Fast50 List

TROY, Mich., Oct. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced that it earned a spot on HousingWire’s inaugural HW Fast50(TM) list. UWM is referred to on the list as United Shore, which is its parent company. The company’s growth was derived almost entirely from UWM’s wholesale production.

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Mark Gustafson Joins Bank of Southern California

PALM DESERT, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California today announced that seasoned community banker, Mark Gustafson has been appointed to lead the bank’s Coachella Valley region. Mr. Gustafson most recently served as Market President for First California Bank which was sold and merged into Pacific Western Bank. He also served as President and CEO of Canyon National Bank, Ogden BancShares, Inc.

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EPIC adds Christopher Walker, Esq. as Director of Healthcare Compliance

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Christopher Walker, Esq. has joined the firm as Director of Healthcare Compliance and Associate General Counsel, Employee Benefits. Walker will be based in EPIC’s San Francisco headquarters and will report to Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Dan Crawford.

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Global DMS Rolls Out ATOM, an Enhanced Mobile Application for Appraisers

LANSDALE, Pa., Oct. 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global DMS, a leading provider of Web-based compliant valuation management software, announced that it launched Appraisal Tracking On Mobile (ATOM), an application that arms appraisers with robust functionality, instant access to information, and communication capabilities that facilitates greater productivity in the field.

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OpenClose Reports Banner Year, Adds Staff to Handle Increasing Demand for its End-to-End LOS Platform and Correspondent and Wholesale Solutions

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose, an enterprise-class end-to-end loan origination system (LOS) provider, announced that it is adding technical staff to effectively manage a growing demand for its browser-based LOS platform, LenderAssist(TM), and accompanying solutions. Amid a down market, OpenClose is having its best revenue growth year in company history.

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EPIC Co-founder Dan Francis to Leave Firm

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Co-founder and Executive Chairman Dan Francis has elected to leave the firm effective November 1, 2014.

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EPIC adds Bill Cosgrove as Financial Institutions Practice Leader

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that William P. (Bill) Cosgrove has joined the firm as managing principal and Financial Institutions Practice leader. Cosgrove brings 28 years of insurance industry underwriting, production, marketing, client service, management and executive leadership experience to the firm.

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EPIC Names Insurance Veteran Peter Garvey as COO

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the appointment of insurance industry veteran Peter Garvey as Chief Operating Officer (COO), a newly created position reporting to CEO John Hahn. Bringing EPIC nearly 35 years of insurance brokerage strategic operations, mergers and acquisitions, and executive leadership experience, Garvey will be chartered with further accelerating EPIC’s growth momentum.

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ARMCO Integrates Mortgage Quality Control Software with Verification Services from Kroll Factual Data

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 7, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ARMCO – ACES Risk Management, a leading provider of web-based audit technology for the financial services industry, has announced the seamless integration of its loan auditing platform with independent data verification services from Kroll Factual Data, a leading provider of credit, risk mitigation and third-party verification services to the mortgage industry.

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United Wholesale Mortgage Named a Finalist for Mortgage Technology Magazine’s Online Originator Award

TROY, Mich., Oct. 7, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced that it has been selected as a finalist for Mortgage Technology magazine’s 2014 Online Originator Award.

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Global DMS and Collateral Analytics Named Joint Finalists for Mortgage Technology Magazine’s Synergy Award

LANSDALE, Pa. and HONOLULU, Hawaii, Sept. 30, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global DMS, a leading provider of Web-based compliant valuation management software, and Collateral Analytics, a leading provider of real estate analytics and valuation products, announced that the two companies have been named finalists for Mortgage Technology magazine’s annual Synergy Award.

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MCT Trading Selected as Finalist for Mortgage Technology Magazine’s Release of the Year Award

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging, loan sale execution and risk management services, announced that it has been chosen by Mortgage Technology magazine as a finalist for the 2014 Release of the Year Award.

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eValuation ZONE Introduces eVal Hybrid 1.0

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — National valuation services provider, eValuation ZONE, Inc., announced today the launch of their new USPAP compliant product eVal 1.0, a hybrid valuation report utilized for a variety of programs such as HELOCs, REOs, as well as purchases and refinances for non-agency and portfolio programs.

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EPIC adds Multinational Placement Specialist Annette Shepherd in its Southeast Region

DULUTH, Ga., Sept. 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits broker, announced today that it has added Annette Shepherd as a Multinational Placement Specialist and Account Executive on their risk management team in the Southeast. Shepherd brings over 30 years of insurance and risk management experience, including 10 years as a Multinational Placement Broker.

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ReverseVision Launches Professional Services Division for Reverse Mortgage Lenders, Names Jeff Birdsell Vice President

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, Inc. today announced the launch of their Professional Services division aimed at helping reverse mortgage lenders and brokers to be more successful.

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Karen Kutger Joins Wholesale Trading Co-Op in New Jersey

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC (WTCI) announced today that professional liability brokerage veteran Karen Kutger has joined the firm as Senior Vice President. Kutger joins WTCI from Howden Insurance Services, Inc. where she specialized in professional liability, management liability, cyber liability and related financial lines coverages. Her portfolio of retail sourced business will be accompanying her as part of the move.

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The Pension Inspector Adds Free Multi Year Employer Filed Form 5500 and Tools to Track Plan Performance

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 17, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — National Retirement Programs, Inc., the sponsor of the Atprime Pension Inspector(TM) Suite, announces free 5 year downloads of actual Plan Sponsor Filed Form 5500 plus Yearly Plan Alerts, Plan Provision Descriptions, and Participant Classification Rosters.

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ReverseVision named 2014 Lenders’ Choice Award Finalist by Mortgage Technology magazine

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision is proud to announce it has been named a finalist for the 2014 Lenders’ Choice Award by Mortgage Technology magazine. ReverseVision is the leading provider of business solutions for the reverse industry offering such products as RV Exchange (RVX).

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United Wholesale Mortgage Promotes Laura Lawson to Chief People Officer

TROY, Mich., Sept. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the largest and fastest wholesale mortgage lenders in the nation, announced that Laura Lawson has been promoted to the newly created position of chief people officer (CPO). Previously, Lawson served as senior vice president of marketing where she was responsible for all aspects of the company’s wholesale marketing efforts.

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Titan Lenders Corp. Educates Mortgage Lenders on CFPB’s ‘Mini-Correspondent’ Guidance

DENVER, Colo., Sept. 11, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage fulfillment outsource services expert Titan Lenders Corp. (Titan) announced it will conduct a weekly webinar series designed to educate mini-correspondents on meeting Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) requirements through general fulfillment.

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ArteQuesta Offers New Art Investment Program for Military Families

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today ArteQuesta announces a new art investment program in its support for veterans and military families. The fine arts investment company believes that every opportunity for the enjoyment of art, including the opportunity for art investment, should be given to those who serve the United States.

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ARMCO Pioneers Mortgage Industry Quality Control Benchmarking Solution

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 4, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ARMCO – ACES Risk Management, a leading provider of web-based audit technology for the financial services industry, has announced the launch of ACES Analytics(TM), a business intelligence tool that will, for the first time, allow mortgage professionals to benchmark quality control results against industry peers. The benchmarking service is now available to ARMCO clients and will be open to participation from all lenders by the fourth quarter of 2014.

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