Sturges added that this increased productivity will create new employment opportunities at the company’s headquarters in Fort Wayne.

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“This is a tremendous opportunity,” said Mark Etchison, executive vice president and division manager at Hallmark Home Mortgage. “The team brings a strong lending and scalable presence in their current markets and shares the same passion as Hallmark for delivering a superior customer experience.”

According to its release, Marc Wadman, senior vice president and regional manager, will continue to oversee the newly acquired team.

“Hallmark is known for its continued strong leadership and team support within the mortgage industry,” Wadman said. “It became evident after discussions with the Hallmark executive leadership team that this was the ideal fit for our associates and clients.”