The former chief executive officer at Stearns Lending LLC has joined a home builder and will oversee two joint mortgage ventures as well as develop new business lines.

Brian S. Hale was named CEO of Santa Ana, California-based Stearns Lending in 2012. He stayed on in that role until stepping down in May 2017.

Hale originally started his career as a commissioned loan originator 35 years ago at Fleet Mortgage Inc., which was acquired by Bank of America Corp.

Source: Mortgage Daily