Kelly Lee has joined Churchill Mortgage as senior vice president of production for the Northwest region.
Lee has more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the table through an impressive track record of continual market growth and senior positions at noteworthy companies, including EVP, divisional manager at PrimeLending, where he was able to grow the company’s West Coast presence over the course of seven years from $280 million to $3.1 billion, eventually leading to a role expansion that allowed him to oversee the management of $7.25 billion. Prior to PrimeLending, Lee was vice president of sales and EVP for a regional mortgage company and is a US ARMY veteran.
In his new role with Churchill Mortgage, Lee will oversee the rapidly growing PNW division, including all production across the region’s 30 branches.
The PNW division started in 2019 with just a single office in Portland and four team members. Now, the branch has grown to over 30 locations with 150 teammates across seven states, boasting a diverse mix of industry veterans and rising stars that are ingrained in their local communities.
While the rest of the mortgage industry appears to be retreating, Churchill continues to move in the opposite direction, hitting record numbers and targeting high growth projections.
“Many mortgage companies are having a difficult time right now weathering market headwinds, but Churchill, especially on the West Coast, is moving in the opposite trajectory,” says Jeff Miller, vice president of the northwest region, in a release. “Business is booming and we’re fully invested in growing our team and our regional presence as we enhance our customer service capabilities. Prospective buyers have quickly recognized that Churchill’s process-oriented approach puts them in the best position for long-term financial growth and stability. We’re building something different here and we’re proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish thus far.”