TROY, Mich., Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- United Shore, one of the nation's fastest-growing independent mortgage lenders, has promoted Melinda Wilner to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), as the company continues to position itself as a premier workplace and wholesale lender in the United States. Previously, Wilner served as Executive Vice President of Underwriting.
As COO, Wilner will lead all company operations and oversee more than 500 team members in the company's underwriting, closing and technology teams. She will focus on streamlining operations of the company's wholesale arm, United Wholesale Mortgage, to make lending easier for mortgage brokers and borrowers in all 50 states.
"Melinda has set the company standard for efficiency and client service, and has been a major factor in United Shore's rapid growth into one of the top-producing lenders in the country," said Mat Ishbia, President and CEO of United Shore. "She is incredibly talented and has a knack for simplifying the complexities of the mortgage industry for our clients. We're strong believers in promoting from within, and Melinda has distinguished herself as the obvious choice for what will be such an important role for advancing the United Shore business model moving forward."
The creation of the COO position follows United Shore's implementation of a Chief People Officer position and Chief Digital Officer position within the past two years, and is another signal of the company's focus on innovation and unparalleled client service experiences.
"I feel very fortunate to be a part of a company like United Shore that feels so much like a family," Wilner said. "We have so many passionate, hard-working people here, and I'm incredibly excited to take on this new role and take United Shore to the next level."
United Shore prides itself in setting the standard for people, relationships and service – efforts that have been recognized by several notable awards, including: Crain's Cool Place to Work in Michigan; Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Metro Detroit; "Best of the Best Overall" by Best and Brightest; Detroit Free Press "Top Workplace"; and an Inc. 5,000 Fastest Growing Company.
About United Shore
Founded in 1986, United Shore is one of the largest, coolest and fastest-growing independent mortgage lenders in the United States. It is home to United Wholesale Mortgage, the top lender among more of America's independent mortgage brokers. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, United Shore employs 1,300 team members. In addition to receiving the Cool Places to Work award, United Shore has also been named the "Best of the Best" Overall Company to Work For in Michigan, Top Workplace, and Inc. 5,000 Fastest Growing Company, and a National Best and Brightest Company. For more information, visit unitedshore.com.
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