Churchill Mortgage has named Martin Ford as its new vice president of credit risk.

An industry veteran, Ford brings more than 30 years of experience in operations, underwriting, and credit policies in the financial services industry to Churchill Mortgage. Prior to joining Churchill, Ford led national credit and underwriting teams at Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase Bank, US Bank and TCF Bank.

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In his new role, Ford will lead the lender’s underwriting team to help manage risk, credit quality, and product portfolios.

“Churchill Mortgage, as well as the mortgage industry as a whole, has seen a record volume of business this year,” said Mike Hardwick, president and CEO of Churchill Mortgage. “Martin will be an asset to our team, helping mitigate risk while supporting underwriting operations to keep pace with our customers’ needs. His knowledge will enable us to guide our borrowers on the path to the real American dream of debt-free homeownership.”

“I look forward to using my expertise in financial services to support Churchill Mortgage,” Ford said. “Churchill’s goal is to provide its customers with a world-class experience, and I am ready to use my skill set to ensure that our homebuyers are receiving the best loan products for them in the ever-changing market.”