HOUSTON, TX — February 24, 2015 — Envoy Mortgage, a Houston-based full-service mortgage banking firm that originates loans in 48 states with more than 60 retail branches, announced its latest hiring of a senior industry veteran as it continues its aggressive growth program across the United States. Michael Castanon, an executive with over 20 years of mortgage and financial industry experience, has been hired as Regional Vice President, Southwest for Envoy Mortgage’s retail operation, which includes central and southern California and the state of Arizona.
Based in Irvine, California, Castanon is responsible for managing and growing production volume, market share, loan officer headcount and branch locations within his region. Envoy’s Southwest region currently has California offices in Glendale, Rancho Cucamonga, Temecula, Carlsbad, and Rancho Bernardo, and Arizona offices in Phoenix and Tempe.
“These locations are just the start,” says Castanon. “Envoy has a great culture, a tremendous commitment to growth, and state-of-the-art technology. It is a winning combination that helps Envoy attract top people who want to elevate their careers, both personally and professionally,” he notes. “Hiring great staff is a top priority as Envoy continues to grow as a national leader in the mortgage industry.”
A native Californian, Castanon has spent his entire career in and around the mortgage industry, in roles from the capital markets to senior management of origination and operations with national mortgage banking firms. Most recently, he was senior vice president with PrimeLending for the Mountain West region, managing production from the Southwest into the Rockies and up to the Pacific Northwest.
“Michael is a very important strategic hire for us,” says Keith Frachiseur, executive vice president of production for Envoy Mortgage’s Retail Division. “He is a highly regarded executive who can recruit, manage and grow the Envoy Mortgage brand throughout this high-volume region. He is a gifted leader and exactly the sort of professional who attracts the high performers that Envoy needs to achieve its corporate growth objectives,” Frachiseur says.
About Envoy Mortgage
Envoy Mortgage is a full-service mortgage banking firm founded in 1997 and headquartered in Houston, Texas. Envoy operates a network of more than 60 retail branch locations across the U.S. and currently originates in 48 states. The branches offer a full menu of loan products with the knowledge, expertise and technology necessary to enable all aspects of the mortgage process. Envoy’s technology allows the company to maintain a completely paperless, in-house
origination process, reducing costs and improving efficiencies. For more information, visit www.EnvoyMortgage.com.