IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- loanDepot, Inc., America's lender, today announced the appointment of Kathryn Antoneas as chief human resources officer. In this newly created executive role, Antoneas' immediate priorities include strengthening the loanDepot family of brands' position as a national employer of choice, and ensuring all employees are prepared to excel in the next phase of modern lending.
"With more than 5,000 employees and an eye on the future, loanDepot's focus on our team has never been more important than it is today," said Anthony Hsieh, chairman and chief executive officer of loanDepot, Inc. "This vital, strategic role is critical to our ability to develop and continuously improve the organization, and will better prepare us to succeed as a high-performance company. We look forward to welcoming Kathryn to the company and leveraging her strategic expertise."
Antoneas arrives at a time of steady growth for loanDepot. In May 2015, the company announced it would hire an additional 1,000 employees over the next 12 months. Since then, more than 750 employees have joined the team, bringing loanDepot's workforce to more than 5,000 nationwide. The company is currently recruiting for an additional 100 IT positions nationwide.
"I'm delighted to join an organization that reflects its strong values in the workplace and within the industry," said Antoneas. "Consumer lending is at a turning point, and loanDepot as a market-leading brand is setting the pace for a rapidly changing industry. I look forward to building upon the company's success."
As loanDepot's newly appointed CHRO, Antoneas will lead all enterprise-wide human resource functions including recruitment, HR, training and development. This includes management of loanDepot's talented nationwide workforce through the design and development of HR strategies focused on growth and performance within the organization.
Antoneas' career leading HR functions spans nearly 30 years. Prior to joining loanDepot, she spent eight years serving as corporate chief human resources officer for M Resort / Marnell Sher Gaming, LLC, a Nevada-based owner, developer and operator of gaming establishments, hotel-casinos and casino resorts. Previously, she was president and owner of Moore Consulting, LLC, a management consulting business providing expertise in human resources management. Antoneas' experience also includes leadership roles as corporate SVP/CHRO, human resources and corporate VP, human resources, at ITT Corporation, as well as HR leadership roles at Harrah's Entertainment Inc.
loanDepot's mission is to be America's lender and employer of choice. The company is committed to serving the needs of responsible borrowers across the country through technology, predictive data science, exceptional service, and cost-efficient consumer-acquisition delivery systems.
ABOUT LOANDEPOT, INC.
loanDepot, Inc. America's lender, is an emerging-growth nonbank consumer lender and market leader offering mortgage and nonmortgage lending products in all 50 states. Founded in 2010 by industry trailblazer and innovator Anthony Hsieh, loanDepot, Inc. operates under the brand names loanDepot.com, imortgage, Mortgage Master, and LDWholesale. The company is headquartered in Foothill Ranch, CA, operates 139+ loan stores offering lending products to consumers nationwide, and generates loan production from five technology-enabled business centers. Nearly 5,000 people are employed by loanDepot, including 1500+ licensed loan officers. As America's lender, loanDepot is disrupting consumer finance and redefining the market with less division between mortgage and nonmortgage credit amid changes in consumer behavior and technology, access to credit, economic cycles and market consolidation. loanDepot, Inc. is an approved seller and servicer for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae. loanDepot.com, Inc., NMLS # 174457 Learn more at loanDepot.com.
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