CitiMortgage, in yet another reorganization move, has terminated its residential production chief, Brad Bunts, a 13-year veteran of the company.
Also let go was Jeffrey Walker, head of national sales. A memo provided to National Mortgage News confirmed the dismissals which were described by CitiMortgage CEO Sanjiv Das as a way for the lender to simplify its "reporting structure."
In the memo both men were described as valuable members of the CitiMortgage team. Brunts oversaw CitiMortgage's entire origination business. In their place, the bank-owned mortgage company named Ed Abufaris to lead its correspondent channel and Fred Bolstad to manage the consumer mortgage channel.
Both will report directly to Das. According to the Quarterly Data Report, CitiMortgage ranked fourth nationwide in residential fundings in the second quarter with $31 billion, a 2% decline from the same period last year. It also is the nation's fourth largest servicer of home mortgages.