Movers: Opendoor, Offerpad, Waterstone Mortgage, Planet Home Lending
From this week’s moving people announcements, Open door announced another hiring at the executive level, appointing Andrew Low Ah Kee as new president.
Low Ah Kee joins the Opendoor leadership team to help drive operations across the company, especially as it expands into new markets and deepens its product offerings. Prior to joining Opendoor, he held the position of COO at Come on daddy where he led a global team of over 7,500 teammates and was instrumental in nearly quadrupling the company’s sales. Low Ah Kee has also held positions at Capstone KKR and Boston Focus Group.
Offer block also announced new hires to its leadership team, appointing David Connelly as new director of growth and Ben Aronovitch as new general counsel.
Connelly, who previously worked at Citigroup, and Aronovich, who previously worked at Taylor Morrison Home Corporation, bring decades of combined real estate expertise. This includes stints at companies such as American Express, Coupang, DoorDash, Come on daddy, Morgan stanley and Pulte Houses. In their new roles, Connelly will be responsible for launching new revenue channels, helping to seize capital market opportunities and helping lead strategic partnerships for the company, while Aronovitch will lead legal functions, compliance and corporate risk management.
Let’s move on to the mortgage side of the housing market, Waterstone Mortgage Corporation appointed Jeff McGuiness as new President and CEO.
McGuiness brings to the company over 30 years of mortgage experience, most recently as Director of Sales at Adopt home loans. He has also held positions at Lenders One, Aurore Bank and CitiMortgage.
As President and CEO of Waterstone Mortgage, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business and corporate activities of the business.
Planet Home Loan complements this week’s People Mover announcements, bringing in Michele Kryczkowski as senior vice president, national achievement.
Kryczkowski brings her wholesale, correspondent and retail experience to her new role, and most recently she worked at First Guaranty Mortgage Corp., where she managed national operations for the company’s corresponding wholesale and non-delegated chains.
In her new role, she is responsible for expanding the growth of Planet’s order fulfillment unit supporting distributed retail channels.
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