Finding the right leaders for the C-Suite

April 26, 2017

By Rick Glass In the movie, “The Perfect Storm,” the six-man crew of the fishing vessel Amanda Gail were pushed to their limits during a never-ending storm. That the men even stood a chance at survival was owed to their collective skills and resources as they faced one challenge after another. Today’s mortgage lenders are dealing with their own gauntlet of …

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Survey: Millennial Talent Acquisition High Among Lenders’ Priorities

March 13, 2017

More than 60% of mortgage lenders plan to hire millennials over the next year, according to a survey recently conducted by talent acquisition firm Rick Glass Executive Search. The survey of c-level mortgage leaders shows that millennial talent acquisition is high among their priorities. “I found this both surprising and expected,” says Rick Glass, owner of the Sacramento, Calif.-based search firm. …

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Notes on cybersecurity for NY lenders, appraiser pay & comp survey, credit standards with rates rising, staffing challenges

March 11, 2017

If you ever want to see a puzzled look on someone’s face, ask them the difference between a “deed of trust” and a “mortgage.” Fashion mavens can debate the difference between a “Snuggie” and a “blanket.” I mention this because the tariff for importing blankets into the U.S. is 8.5 percent. It’s 14.9 percent for “pullover apparel.” (Does the CFPB …

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