People in the News, May 1, 2024

(Ashley Jelinek via Corporate Settlement Solutions)

Corporate Settlement Solutions Names New CEO

Corporate Settlement Solutions, North Olmsted, Ohio, named Ashley Jelinek as the new CEO.

Jerome Jelinek, founder and outgoing CEO, will become Chairman.

Ashley Jelinek has been the firm’s Chief Operating Officer since 2015. She will be responsible for leading the company’s growth initiatives and setting the strategic direction.

Kurt Raymond

Informative Research Adds Kurt Raymond

Informative Research, Garden Grove, Calif., hired Kurt Raymond, CMB, as Senior Vice President and Borrower Journey Engineer.

Raymond co-founded mortgage industry consulting firm Excelerate Advisors, and is Owner and Founder of KATANTCO2.

He has significant experience in the industry, having held multiple executive positions.

Andre Kahramanian Joins Certainty Home Lending

Andre Kahramanian

Certainty Home Lending, a Guaranteed Rate Co., Chicago, announced the addition of Andre Kahramanian.

As Vice President of Mortgage Lending, he will work to expand the company’s presence in the Southern California market.

Kahramanian has more than 20 years of mortgage origination experience.

Merchants Bank of Indiana Announces New Affordable Lending Loan Officer

Francisco Guzman

Merchants Bank of Indiana, Carmel, Ind., announced it hired Francisco Guzman as an Affordable Lending Loan Officer.

He is bilingual and will play a valuable role in supporting Spanish-speaking customers. He will advise clients and prospects on their home financing needs, offering a range of mortgage options tailored to their specific circumstances.

Guzman has also worked for American Financial Network and America’s Mortgage Professionals.