A month after its comeback in the mortgage space, Interfirst announced the creation of a new production team to spur the growth of its wholesale throughout the West.

The company brought back Mike Tague as vice president of the company’s Western division production for the wholesale channel. Tague, a 30-year veteran in the wholesale mortgage industry, was responsible for adding top-performing account executives as Interfirst built its presence nationwide.

These account executives – most of whom generated over $30 million in mortgage originations per month last year – include Sarah Daniels in Colorado, Thomas Corvo in Hawaii, Chip Mamiya in California, Conrad Tan and Donna Browne in Northern California, Dee Morelli in Illinois, and Chris Jenkins in Utah.

“We are thrilled to have Mike back at Interfirst as a key leader in our wholesale business,” said Mark Freedle, executive vice president of production at Interfirst. “Mike has a dynamic, relationship-driven leadership approach and an unmatched track record for building a strong wholesale production team that will help Interfirst expand quickly across the Western region of the US.”

“My first experience at Interfirst was one of the best in my career, and I am excited to be back working with Dmitry Godin, Mark and the rest of the leadership team,” Tague said. “The new Interfirst is focused on transforming the way consumers obtain residential mortgages – and reenters the wholesale channel without any legacy challenges. Our objective is to enable our mortgage broker partners to operate efficiently and friction-free through a technology-driven model based on service, speed, competitive offerings and sustainability – and empower them to exceed their own expectations and help their clients.”

As part of the business strategy the company set in motion in January, Interfirst plans to expand its loan offering to all 50 states by the end of the year.