CMG Financial Invests in Joint Venture Expansion with Strategic Leadership Hire

News posted On October 09, 2018

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CMG Financial, a privately held, well-capitalized mortgage banking firm headquartered in San Ramon, CA, today announced the hire of Chris Harris, Vice President, National Joint Venture Manager. Chris is an accomplished executive sales leader with over 16 years of experience developing corporate partnerships, managing joint ventures and leveraging relationships to gain valuable market share.

Prior to joining CMG Financial, Chris spent over a decade with Guaranteed Rate Affinity, formerly PHH Mortgage, where he rose from Sales Manager to Regional Sales Manager. During his tenure, Chris oversaw relationships with Merrill Lynch, Charles Schwab, USAA, and Realogy (the holding company for Coldwell Banker), Sotheby’s, and additional leading real estate brands and relocation services. He’s built his reputation on his dedication to each relationship, partner and customer and best-in-class service.

“Partnerships are important to me, they are how top companies become industry-leading organizations,” Chris Harris said in a statement, “Throughout my career I’ve demonstrated the ability to build lasting relationships and establish joint venture partnerships and I look forward to continuing to do so with CMG Financial.”

CMG Financial has made substantial investments in proprietary financing solutions to serve a wider market, most notably the All In One Loan™, to reduce the lifetime cost of mortgage interest and HomeFundIt™, the online crowdfunding platform designed specifically for the down payment on a home. “Over the past year, CMG Financial has invested heavily in product research and development to find better ways to serve every home buyer,” said Christopher M. George, President and CEO of CMG Financial, “Our propensity for expanding pathways to homeownership is just one of the ways we help our partners provide additional value to their customers. Chris will be instrumental in sourcing new joint venture opportunities and managing the growth of existing partnerships.”

Investing in joint venture leadership aligns with the CMG Financial’s mission of providing an “extraordinary experience” to all customers. CMG Financial understands there are multiple customers in every mortgage transaction including the client, the Realtor partner, the loan officer, and everyone else who touches the loan. CMG Financial chooses to form partnerships with other firms that mirror its values and enhance the customer experience for all involved.

“Joint venture partnerships are an opportunity for CMG Financial to continues to elevate the customer. Brokerages looking for lender partners with a national presence, local expertise, and customer-first focus find that CMG Financial is the best choice to complement agent offerings,” said Charlie Rogers, SVP, Retail Lending of CMG Financial. “We are excited to find firms that share our service-centric values and our vision for the future. With Chris Harris at the helm, I am confident we will continue to enhance our value to partners.”

About CMG Financial

CMG Financial is a well-capitalized, privately held mortgage-banking firm founded in 1993. The company makes its products and services available to the market through three distinct origination channels including Retail Lending, Wholesale Lending, and Correspondent Lending.

CMG Financial currently operates in all fifty states, including District of Columbia, and holds federal agency lending approvals with HUD, VA, RHS, GNMA, FNMA and FHLMC. Throughout the mortgage banking and housing markets, CMG Financial is widely known for responsible lending practices, industry and consumer advocacy, product innovation, and operational efficiency.