People in the News, May 13, 2024

(Sam Valverde via Ginnie Mae)

Sam Valverde Chosen as Acting President of Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae, Washington, D.C., announced Sam Valverde is now serving as Acting President.

Valverde has been Principal Executive Vice President since January 2023 and has been with Ginnie Mae since March 2022; he began in the roles of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

He brings more than 15 years of housing finance, policy and legal experience to the role, and previously worked at the Federal Housing Finance Agency, among other roles.

Planet Home Lending Welcomes Paul Walker as CFO

Paul Walker

Planet Home Lending, Meriden, Conn., announced the hiring of Paul Walker as Chief Financial Officer.

Walker has about two decades of mortgage banking finance expertise, .

He was previously Chief Financial Officer at at Mortgage Assets Management, LLC, and Supreme Lending, and has held other significant positions in public accounting and SEC reporting at a variety of firms.

Former Planet CFO Teresa McDermott is transitioning to the role of Deputy Chief Financial Officer until her anticipated retirement within the next two years.

Ron Ross

Ron Ross to Be CFO at Mobility Market Intelligence

Mobility Market Intelligence, Cottonwood Heights, Utah, announced Ron Ross as Chief Financial Officer.

Most recently, Ross was President and Chief Operating Officer at Everee Inc.–a full-service payroll company he also founded.

He has also served in c-level positions for a number of other companies.

Xactus Names Danielle Walker Senior Vice President of Business Development

Xactus, Broomall, Pa., has promoted Danielle Walker to Senior Vice President of Business Development. She was previously Vice President of Product Development.

Danielle Walker

Among other responsibilities, she oversees business development and operations for Xactus’ property valuation solutions division that includes Appraisal FirewallX, Appraisal ScorecardX and VerisiteX; and its proprietary appraisal/property valuation technology.

Walker has almost two decades of mortgage industry experience.