People on the move: Feb. 12
Ocwen Financial, Interfirst Mortgage, Marcus & Millichap and others announce new leadership hires.
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Interfirst Mortgage Co., which relaunched last June after a three-year hiatus, promoted Dhaval Patel to senior vice president of consumer direct production. Patel joined the company as vice president of that segment in January 2020. Previous to joining Interfirst, Patel was the area lending manager with Carrington Holding Co. and held leadership roles at Azure Knowledge Corp. and Citizen Financial Mortgage Corp. “Over my 30-year career, this is the first time where I trust a company enough to recommend its products to my family, friends and neighbors,” Patel said in an announcement about the promotion. “This speaks to the strong belief I have in Interfirst’s culture and corporate vision.”

Licensed in 19 states, the company is headquartered in Chicago, where Patel expects to grow his team of originators from 120 loan officers to 250. Interfirst, founded in 2001, had exited the origination market in 2017 citing oversaturation and overvaluation in the market.