Geneva Financial Home Loans has appointed Tiffany Graves as national head of underwriting.

A veteran of the mortgage industry, Graves brings more than 20 years of mortgage, credit risk, and management experience to the privately owned, full-service mortgage lender. She joined Geneva from JP Morgan Chase, where she most recently served as underwriting site manager.

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In her new role, Graves will focus on improving the lender’s underwriting turn-times while maintaining the integrity of the company’s underwriting policies and standards.

“I’m excited to join a company that is on-trend for multiple record-breaking years in a row,” said Graves. “This allows great opportunity for me to build the infrastructure required to meet Geneva’s growth pattern and make the impact my experience in the industry has prepared me to execute.”

“We are very excited to have Tiffany join our management team,” said Telle VanTrojen, chief operating officer at Geneva Financial Home Loans. “A capable and seasoned professional, she will bring a level of integrity and efficiency to our underwriting, risk management, and quality control systems that is required to meet the extraordinary trajectory of growth we have been on for eight straight quarters. I speak for the entire Geneva family when I say we are looking forward to Tiffany structuring our underwriting efforts to support our growth and meet rapid turn-time expectations while maintaining quality.”