The Collingwood Group acquired GWN Consulting, which is a firm specializing in Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Ginnie Mae risk management and quality control.
GWN's expertise includes FHA compliance, risk and claims management, quality control plan review, implementation and analysis, and FHA lender and Ginnie Mae issuer approvals.
GWN also has experience in supporting lenders' responses to FHA and U.S. Department of Urban Development Office of Inspector General audits, as well as Credit Watch and Direct Endorsement Authority terminations.
GWN's founder and president Karen Garner has held leadership positions within FHA's Quality Assurance Division.
In addition, two of the firm's principals, David Hintz and Jack Kinkaid, previously served as Mortgagee Review Board Secretaries.
GWN's business will operate as part of Collingwood's risk management and compliance division. The unit will be managed by Collingwood's chairman Brian Montgomery .