On the heels of its expansion into the correspondent lending space in October, Royal Pacific Funding (RPF) has announced the addition of Bela M. Donine as its new senior vice president of correspondent operations.

An industry veteran, Donine has more than 25 years of mortgage banking industry experience with a major emphasis on the correspondent business channel. Prior to joining RPF, Donine most recently held executive level mortgage banking positions, including vice president – operations at Carrington and senior vice president – mortgage operations at Impac Mortgage.

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In a statement, RPF said that it “welcomes Bela to join its leaderships ranks in overseeing correspondent operations and the strategic direction forward.”

“As RPF expands its correspondent leadership team, we are focused on providing superior service to our partners,” the company said. “RPF is committed to the success and advancement of its relationships, concentrating on creating opportunities that deliver value and facilitate growth of our sellers’ platforms.”

“Bela will play an essential role at RPF as we continue to grow the correspondent platform,” said Mark Matta, chief operating officer and managing director at RPF. “We look forward to her bringing knowledge and expertise – particularly within the correspondent lending space – as she oversees new client acquisitions, market expansion, and sales strategy.”

For her part, Donine said that she was “excited to join RPF, as I find it a dynamic and forward-thinking company, and look forward to building a best-in-class conduit for our delegated sellers.”