Merchants Mortgage Adds Damian London and Jeffery Frieman to Growing Team as Head Office Mortgage Officers
CARMEL, IN – Merchants Mortgage, a division of Merchants Bank of Indiana (NASDAQ: MBIN) (“Merchants Bank”), today announced the hiring of Damian London and Jeffery Frieman as Mortgage Managers. London and Frieman will join the Merchants Mortgage office at the company’s headquarters in Carmel, Indiana.
London brings nearly a decade of mortgage experience to his new role at Merchants Bank, having most recently served as Loan Officer at Carrington Mortgage in Westfield, where he focused on structuring loans with full documentation for a variety of clients. While at Carrington Mortgage, London originated Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Veterans Affairs (VA) conventional mortgages, totaling over $14.2 million in 2021. Prior to Carrington, London worked at Royal United Mortgage/Freedom Mortgage in Indianapolis.
Frieman joins the Merchants Mortgage team with over 20 years of experience, most recently as a Senior Loan Officer at AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation. During her tenure at AmeriSave, Frieman consulted with borrowers looking to purchase properties across the country, specializing in arrangements with first-time buyers. He has also been actively involved in the new hire training program, assisting new hires with application, company guidelines and policy as well as the Mortgage Loan Origination System (LOS) platform.
In their new roles at Merchants Bank, London and Frieman will be responsible for developing new residential mortgage business with local and national clients, as well as analyzing applicant creditworthiness and negotiating terms, repayment and collateral requirements for a variety of loan types.
“We are thrilled to welcome Damian and Jeffery as new members of the Merchants Mortgage team,” said Ron Berry, Vice President of Retail Mortgage Sales. “Their extensive industry experience proves each of their abilities to support our growing team and will undoubtedly push our business to the next level as we continue to put our mortgage clients first. Damian and Jeffery’s connections with Hamilton County will be an incredible asset as our team works to expand its reach both locally and nationally.
London holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Phoenix. Frieman graduated from Vanguard University with a degree in business administration.
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