Dallas-based multi-channel mortgage lender Open Mortgage
has created the new role of senior vice president of forward operations. Lucas Allen
has been hired to oversee “all forward loans, including managing the appraisal, disclosures, processing, underwriting, and closing and funding teams,” according to the company's announcement. Previously, Allen was vice president and community operations director at Movement Mortgage. He has also spent time at Sutherland Global Services, Accenture, and Goldman Sachs’ Senderra. Open Mortgage has nearly 400 employees with 65 branches in 22 states, including many third-party originators. It is licensed in 46 states and the District of Columbia.