Equator LLC, a Los Angeles-based provider of default servicing technology, has hired Anna James as vice president of marketing and Chuck Harkins as director of operations.
James was previously an independent marketing consultant, and worked with both global retailing and consumer apparel brands. Before that, she was vice president of interactive marketing at Windermere Services Co. and director of consumer products at Bensussen Deutsch & Associate.
Harkins was previously executive vice president and chief risk officer at Occasio Rescap, a California-based real estate investment firm that specializes in distressed residential assets in California and Arizona. Before that, he held several executive positions in lending operations and capital markets with Option One Mortgage Corp., where he was responsible for credit policy, valuation, product development, risk-based pricing and performance analytics.