Hamilton Group Funding Names Chris Vaughn Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development
Sunrise, FL – Hamilton Group Funding has appointed Chris Vaughn to the new position of Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development. Vaughn brings a long and distinguished background in marketing, strategic planning, social media, and mortgage lending to this position, which will be based in the company’s Sunrise, Florida headquarters.
Vaughn joins Hamilton Group Funding after six years serving as the Vice President of mortgage banking for Chase Home Lending in Phoenix, Arizona, where he launched and implemented a new loan origination system; transitioning more than 5,000 employees in the process. He also developed and implemented the company’s B2B and consumer direct strategy. Under his leadership, originations doubled (in excess of $8 billion within 12 months), a new team that defined value propositions and increased penetration among highly cost-sensitive customer segments was built, and more than $20 million annually was saved (without eroding volume) through the development of a new financial model.
Prior to this, Vaughn served as Senior Vice President of retail banking and of mortgage banking for HSBC North America in Buffalo, New York from 2006 to 2011. In these positions, he managed a $70 billion asset portfolio and directed marketing, product, and pricing strategy for a mortgage division exceeding $10 billion in annual mortgage originations. He increased retail volume by 30 percent, executed major integrated marketing campaigns ranked “best in class,” and delivered portfolio product margins 40 percent over target.
A veteran of the United States Navy, Vaughn earned his master of science in finance from Georgia State University in 1996, and his bachelor of science in finance from San Diego State University in 1987.
“We are very pleased to have Chris in this new and critical senior positon for our company,” said Mark Korell, President and CEO of Hamilton Group Funding. “He brings an extraordinary track record of strategic leadership and bottom line success with a significant focus on market research and analysis, pricing strategy and innovative branding promotions.”
About Hamilton Group Funding
Hamilton Group Funding, Inc. is a privately held mortgage banking firm headquartered in Florida. Established in 2003, its national reach encompasses thirty-six branches, with strategic plans for continued growth. Licensed in twenty-four states, the Company delivers world class home loan services to their borrowers and the communities in which they serve. Equal Housing Lender. www.hgfloans.com