SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prospect Mortgage, LLC ("Prospect" or the "Company") has announced the acquisition of The Diamond Mortgage Group, LLC™ ("Diamond"). The addition of Diamond brings to Prospect four experienced mortgage professionals and one of Southeastern Connecticut's strongest mortgage brokerage firms.
"Diamond significantly increases our ability to serve homebuyers and real estate agents in Southeastern Connecticut," said Prospect Northeast Divisional President Scott Johnson. "The team at Diamond matches extremely well with Prospect's purchase loan-focused strategy and our dedication to providing a high level of customer service."
Joining Prospect as members of The Diamond Mortgage Group team will be:
- Diane H. DeLauro co-founded The Diamond Mortgage Group™ in 1998. She has over 25 years of experience in mortgage lending, including five years as Vice President/Regional Mortgage Sales Manager. Ms. DeLauro holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is a member of the Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association, the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce and the Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors and is a Corporator for Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. Ms. DeLauro is a licensed mortgage loan originator in the state of Connecticut.
- Sandra A. Montanari co-founded The Diamond Mortgage Group™ in 1998. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Ms. Montanari has over 20 years of experience in the mortgage banking industry, including eight years as a Regional Mortgage Underwriting Manager and extensive experience as a previous designated underwriter for FHA programs. Ms. Montanari is a member of the Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association, the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce and the Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors. She is a licensed mortgage loan originator in the state of Connecticut.
- Susan E. Shepherd began her career at The Diamond Mortgage Group™ as a mortgage consultant in 1998, and was made a partner in 2002. Ms. Shepherd has over 17 years of mortgage originating experience. Her background also includes banking experience in customer service and consumer lending roles. Ms. Shepherd is a member of the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, the Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors and the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce. She is a licensed mortgage loan originator in the state of Connecticut.
- Heather Cini Roberts has over 15 years of accounting, auditing and finance experience. She has served in a variety of finance and audit roles for mortgage companies and financial institutions. Ms. Roberts joined Prospect Mortgage in 2013. She graduated from Providence College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Ms. Roberts is a licensed mortgage loan originator in the state of Connecticut, a member of the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, the Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors and the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce.
"We are very excited to join the Prospect team," said DeLauro. "We share a common approach to the mortgage business and an understanding that a home is the single-largest investment most consumers make. Homebuyers deserve expertise and service that reflect the importance of their investment."
As a part of Prospect Mortgage, the Diamond team will serve the state of Connecticut, specifically the communities of East Lyme, Niantic, Groton, Mystic, New London, Stonington, Waterford and Southeastern Connecticut.
About Prospect Mortgage
Prospect Mortgage is a top-10 national home purchase lender offering a full range of quality home loans, including FHA and VA, conventional, jumbo, renovation, and more. It is backed by Sterling Partners, a private equity firm with approximately $5 billion of assets under management and offices in Chicago, Baltimore, and Miami. For more information about Prospect Mortgage, visit www.MyProspectMortgage.com. Visit Prospect on Twitter at www.twitter.com/myprospectmtg and follow the company on Facebook at www.facebook.com/prospectmtg.
SOURCE Prospect Mortgage, LLC