Mortgage Connect Names Bob Franco President, Originations

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Industry Veteran Joining Firm to Support Rapid Growth of Origination Services 

Pittsburgh, PA – March 14, 2017Mortgage Connect LP today announced that it has named Bob Franco as President of its Originations Division.

An industry veteran whose experience spans nearly three decades in the mortgage services industry, Bob has vast knowledge opening and growing centralized service platforms for the industry’s largest title insurers servicing the top mortgage lenders nationwide. Bob is a founding member and former President of United Lender Services, a USAA company, where he directed the Company’s operational, sales and support functions specific to appraisal, title insurance and closing services. He has also held key strategic leadership roles with Prudential, Merrill Lynch, Fidelity National Financial and United General Title Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of First American Title Insurance Company.

“Bob is a fantastic addition to our management team.  His vision and tenacity will elevate our Originations Division to the next level,” said Jeff Coury, CEO, Mortgage Connect LP.  “Our tremendous growth and diversification into parallel lines of mortgage service offerings requires strong leadership with a proven track record of success.  Bob’s experience, culture and service-first approach are perfectly aligned with our strategic initiatives, and will be a tremendous asset to Mortgage Connect and its subsidiaries.”

In his new role, Bob will have oversight of the Originations division, including the Core Refinance Services, Private Wealth, Mortgage Connect Escrow, Inc. California and New York divisions as well as the company’s new Appraisal division.  “I am thrilled to join Mortgage Connect and support their continued mission to innovate the mortgage process and their passion to enhance the consumer experience, helping clients retain the consumer beyond the closing process,” Bob said.  “I look forward to working with such a solid, experienced team and supporting their rapid growth.”

About Mortgage Connect LP

Mortgage Connect, is a Pittsburgh, PA-based national mortgage service provider, serving the Origination, Default, Home Equity, Private Wealth, and Appraisal sectors.  With offices in New York, Texas, Colorado and California, the company offers customizable solutions to the nation’s lenders and servicers, including 6 of the top 10.  Through its serve-first culture, Mortgage Connect and its subsidiaries are committed to an unwavering level of communication, education and customer service on each transaction and strive to leave an overwhelmingly positive and lasting impression with the consumer, loan officer and the lender. For more information, visit