Four Lending Specialists Join Platinum Financial Funding

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Platinum Financial Funding announces that four new lending specialists have joined the team. Collectively, Clarence Hawthorne, Juan Hansford, Tony Holland and Todd Savage bring more than 50 years of industry experience to Platinum Financial. Through their experience and expertise, their goal is to provide consumers with the opportunity to achieve homeownership.

Mr. Hawthorne will serve in the capacity of area sales director with Platinum Financial. "He has held a number of professional and managerial positions during his 15 year mortgage industry career.

He has expertise in all major mortgage products including, Conventional, VA, FHA, USDA and THDA programs," officials said.  While serving as area sales director, Mr. Hawthorne will be responsible for recruiting and building market shares in Platinum Financial’s Chattanooga, Cleveland, and Dayton branch offices. He received his bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and holds current mortgage licenses in Tennessee and Georgia. 

"With many years of experience in real estate, Mr. Hansford was prepared to take the position as loan originator at Platinum Financial. He has served the mortgage industry for more than 12 years and specializes in understanding the needs of the first-time homeowner. Hansford and his team’s hand-on approach is what Platinum Financial takes pride. The team is dedicated to giving their undivided attention to the first-time homeowner by providing the highest level of service in the industry, striving to close loans on time, every time," stated officials.

They added, "Mr. Holland’s expertise in the mortgage industry has developed exponentially during the past 10 years.  His knowledge in Conventional, FHA, THDA, USDA and VA lending is what makes him an expert as a loan originator and asset to the Platinum Financial team. Like Mr. Hansford,  Mr. Holland also strives in providing first-time homeowners with the highest level of service."

"As a veteran in the mortgage banking industry in the Chattanooga Metro area, Mr. Savage brings his array of skill-sets to Platinum Financial serving as a loan officer. On a daily basis, he works with a full range of borrowers and has an extended knowledge in Conventional, VA and FHA lending.  Platinum Financial is honored to bring Mr. Savage on to assist in the mortgage needs of any level homeowner," said officials. He has his degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.




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