Management Team

JEFF MERRICK

Mr. Merrick is the Vice President of the Alternative Investments Division of Granite Investment Group and Vice President in charge of the Granite Loan Solutions business practice.  Mr. Merrick has extensive experience in ownership and management of Mortgage and Real Estate related companies. Mr. Merrick formerly served as president for an asset management company, which focused on distressed note pool acquisitions, management, and liquidation. Mr. Merrick also operated two mortgage and real estate companies and operated those companies from 1992 until 2007. Over the last 16 years he has also been involved in many residential, land development and other real-estate investment projects. Mr. Merrick is also an industry key note speaker and has spoken about the non-performing loan business process in various seminars and webinars.

CHAZ GUINN

Mr. Guinn is the Senior Whole Loan Trader and Portfolio Manager of the Alternate Investment Division of Granite Loan Solutions (GLS). In the last seven years, Mr. Guinn established a whole loan trading desk for a large Private Equity firm in the U.S. that managed a $1 billion loan portfolio. Mr. Guinn has experience in Servicing and Special Servicing activities including Loss Mitigation, Foreclosure, Bankruptcy and Real Estate Owned (REO). Mr. Guinn has a BA from Montana State University with an emphasis in Real Estate Finance and a minor in Business Administration.

CLAUDIA NEWCOMER

Mrs. Newcomer is the Production Manager of Granite Loan Solutions. Previously Mrs. Newcomer worked as a note desk Asset Coordinator at a large private equity firm. Her responsibilities included loan file review, exit strategy analysis and asset liquidation through the sale of notes. Mrs. Newcomer’s expertise includes lien negotiations, and purchase and sale agreements. Mrs. Newcomer has also worked as Operations Team Leader and Senior Underwriter at a national mortgage banking firm and has over 15 years of mortgage industry experience

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