Cobalt Mortgage Appoints New Branch Manager of Shreveport, Louisiana Office

Don Samples to Lead New Office Serving Shreveport-Bossier Community

May 31, 2013, 10:18 ET from Cobalt Mortgage

SHREVEPORT, La., May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Cobalt Mortgage, one of the largest privately-owned residential mortgage lenders in the nation, has appointed Don Samples as Branch Manager of its Shreveport, Louisiana facility, one of nearly 50 offices it currently operates throughout the United States.

Cobalt Mortgage's recently established presence in the Shreveport-Bossier community marks the continuation of the company's steady expansion into the Gulf States Region. Don is leading a team of seasoned lenders to serve the mortgage needs of residents in the Shreveport-Bossier area.

For over 14 years, Don led several mortgage-banking branches and districts in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi, where he established many friendships and associations. He counts this ability to build long-term relationships while providing clients with sound lending solutions as two key reasons for his success.

"My strengths have always been in building great teams and providing an unparalleled level of customer service," Don said. "It's all about discovering the personal needs of borrowers, then matching them up with the loan that will help them achieve their home buying goals. That's why I'm so excited about extending the Cobalt Mortgage tradition of responsible lending and responsive service to the Shreveport-Bossier market."

Prior to working in the mortgage industry, Don honed his leadership skills during the 10 years he spent coaching college football in Jackson, Mississippi. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Arkansas, and a Master of Science degree at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.

"Don's commitment to team building and helping clients achieve their goals has proven to be second-to-none," said Scott Crutcher, southern Gulf States Regional Manager for Cobalt Mortgage. "We're thrilled to have him serving our new customers in Shreveport-Bossier."

About Cobalt Mortgage:
Cobalt Mortgage has provided financing to thousands of homebuyers. Founded in 2001, the firm has a decade-long reputation of responsible lending. One of the largest privately held mortgage-banking firms in the west; Cobalt has offices through the United States, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and Washington and is licensed in 15 states. With strong leadership provided by co-founders Keith Tibbles and Ernie Gehre, the company is dedicated to responsible lending practices, community involvement, and education. As corporate supporters of the Boys and Girls Club, and Dollars for Scholars (a program of Scholarship America®) the company makes a positive impact in the communities where they operate.

Cobalt Mortgage is licensed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.


Cobalt Mortgage, Inc., NMLS Unique Identifier: 35653.

Media Contact: Leah Schedin, Cobalt Mortgage, 425.216.8105,

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