NewRez has announced giving its executive vice president of capital markets, Bob Johnson, additional responsibilities as he moves into the role of chief operating officer of origination.

Johnson will continue to head NewRez’s capital markets division in addition to leading its originations and ancillary businesses as chief operating officer, according to a press release.

“Bob is an outstanding asset to our organization with deep knowledge of NewRez and the mortgage lending industry that will further drive our business forwards,” NewRez President Baron Silverstein said. “With eight years of experience at NewRez, Bob’s leadership is integral to the growth and maturity of our organization. I have full confidence that he will elevate our market positioning, helping NewRez evolve to our next stage of development as an industry leader. I look forward to Bob taking on this new role within NewRez.”

The 20-year mortgage veteran joined NewRez in 2012. Before NewRez, he spent seven years at American Home Mortgage, where he most recently served as executive vice president of capital markets.

“I’m proud to be a part of NewRez’s journey for the last eight years and am excited about where the company is going. I have seen the organization grow in ways that benefit both the employees and our borrowers. As COO, I am diligently focused on continuing to improve NewRez operations – throughout the entire origination process – and not only meeting customer expectations but exceeding them as well,” Johnson said.