Prospect Mortgage Hires Wasinger As District Manager In Orlando, Fla.

Prospect Mortgage hired Chris Wasinger as a district manager in Orlando, Fla. Wasinger was previously at Mercantile Bank, where he was responsible for the growth of market share in Florida. He will have a similar role at Prospect Mortgage, which is backed by Sterling Capital Partners.

Chris Wasinger has joined Prospect Mortgage as a District Manager in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Wasinger has 24 years of experience in home financing and business development.

Mr. Wasinger was most recently with Mercantile Bank, where he was responsible for the profitable growth of market share throughout Florida. He will fulfill a similar role for Prospect, managing loan production and growing the Prospect brand.

“Chris has an impeccable reputation for business development, recruiting and increasing branch profitability,” said Prospect Mortgage Divisional President Jose Hidalgo. “He is well known as a rainmaker in the business. His addition to our team in Florida is going to significantly boost our production in 2011. He has been a top-producing originator and knows how to create an environment for other Loan Officers to maximize their success.” Previously, Chris was the No. 1 Area Manager for Bank of America. He was also recognized as the Southeast Division Recruiter of the Year during his time there.

“My goal is to grow purchase market share in Florida by leveraging the world-class Prospect Mortgage platform that generates purchase leads and real estate agent relationships for Loan Officers,” said Mr. Wasinger. “Forming strong agent relationships is paramount to our business model. We provide excellent customer service, shared marketing and educational seminars to prepare our partners to meet the challenges of today’s market.”

Mr. Wasinger is a former president of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) of Central Florida. He held that post from 1995 to 1996. He also served as governor of the MBA of Florida from 1996 to 1997. He holds a BBA degree in Finance from The University of Texas El Paso.

For more information, please contact Chris Wasinger at (407) 618-0310.

About Prospect Mortgage

Headquartered in Sherman Oaks, CA, Prospect Mortgage is one of the largest independent residential retail mortgage lenders in the United States. It is backed by Sterling Capital Partners, a private equity fund group with over $4 billion of capital under management. Read more about Prospect at

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