TMS Funding Hires Five Additional Wholesale Account Executives


MILFORD, CT – May 31, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — TMS Funding, the wholesale residential lending channel of Total Mortgage Services, LLC, announced today the hiring of five additional Wholesale Account Executives, with 72 years of combined experience in developing new business relationships and supporting high quality mortgage brokers. These new hires increase the number of Wholesale Account Executives at TMS Funding to 12, servicing 10 states.

“TMS Funding is committed to building a team of account executives with the strongest possible combination of integrity, sales leadership, technological savvy and customer service skills in the wholesale lending business,” commented Lisa Schreiber, Executive Vice President of Wholesale Lending at TMS Funding. “As TMS Funding continues to grow through both high-quality originations and geographic expansion, we are focused on servicing our mortgage broker partners by utilizing best practice in sales, service and especially operations to maintain quality and create efficiencies to enhance their performance.”

Robert (Bob) Lukowski, Jr.
Mr. Lukowski has over 19 years of experience in the mortgage business, with the last 11 years spent as a wholesale account executive providing exceptional sales, service and training in the Illinois market. Most recently, Mr. Lukowski was employed by Nationstar Mortgage as a Wholesale Account Executive where he managed a client base of mortgage brokers, helping them to expand volume in the most productive manner. Prior to this position, Mr. Lukowski was a Wholesale Account Executive with Wintrust Mortgage. During his career, Mr. Lukowski has also held Wholesale Account Executive positions with Fortes Residential Mortgage and National City Mortgage. Mr. Lukowski will be focused on building broker relationships and servicing brokers in Illinois.

Craig Castronovo
Mr. Castronovo has 14 years of wholesale and correspondent mortgage lending experience in sales, underwriting, credit analysis and closing. Prior to joining TMS Funding, Mr. Castronovo was an Account Executive with Citigroup in the Consumer Lending Group where he managed sales as well as underwriting, pricing, risk and credit analysis in the wholesale/correspondent business channels throughout the New York area. Previously, Mr. Castronovo was employed by National City Bank (DBA as Commonwealth United Mortgage) as an Account Executive where he was responsible for sales for the wholesale/correspondent channel. During his career, Mr. Castronovo was also an Account Executive with JP Morgan Chase and a Mortgage Specialist with Capital Assets Mortgage. Mr. Castronovo will be focused on building broker relationships and servicing brokers in the New York Metro market.

Matthew Neeley
Mr. Neeley has over 10 years of experience in developing, managing and servicing clients in retail and wholesale mortgage lending. Prior to joining TMS Funding, Mr. Neeley was a Wholesale Account Executive with Nationstar Mortgage, managing mortgage broker relationships in Connecticut. Previously, Mr. Neeley was employed as a Community Mortgage Banker by Atlantic Home Loans, where he was responsible for all phases of the loan process. In addition, Mr. Neeley has worked for Vertice Lending, a Division of Wachovia Bank, as a Producing Sales Manager, Andy Ross Mortgage Planner as a Professional Mortgage Originator and American Home Mortgage as a Branch Manager. Mr. Neeley will be focused on building broker relationships and servicing brokers in Connecticut.

Scott Beckwith
Mr. Beckwith has over 14 years of experience in building, managing and overseeing originations teams in the mortgage lending marketplace. Most recently, Mr. Beckwith was employed as a Branch Manager with Proficio Mortgage Ventures in Atlanta, GA, where he built a new mortgage platform and was responsible for recruiting and managing a sales and processing center covering 48 states. Prior to this position, Mr. Beckwith was a Branch Manager with Residential Home Funding where he oversaw originations, processing and pre-underwriting of residential loan applications. Previously, Mr. Beckwith was President/Owner of East Shore Mortgage, where he built the company focusing on residential and commercial mortgages, with 35 loan originators operating in 11 states and with annual production of $200 million. Mr. Beckwith started his mortgage career with Total Mortgage Services as a Vice President in the company’s retail channel. Mr. Beckwith will be focused on building broker relationships and servicing brokers in Georgia.

Tracey Ibsen
Ms. Ibsen has 15 years of wholesale lending experience in the Northeast Region and a proven ability in developing an expansive mortgage broker client base generating quality loan originations. For the last two years, Ms. Ibsen was employed by Home Savings of America as Senior Community Banker in Wholesale Mortgage Banking operating in New York and New Jersey. Here she developed and built relationships with both individual mortgage brokers and broker-centric businesses with a responsibility to manage the pipeline and promote quality pull-through levels. Prior to this position, Ms. Ibsen worked as a Senior Account Executive, Wholesale Mortgage Banking at Homecoming Financial, managing mortgage broker relationships and was recognized as a Top10 Salesperson with customer service satisfaction ratings consistently exceeding 95%. Previously, Ms. Ibsen was with Old Dominion Mortgage Company as an Account Executive, Processing Manager, Closing Dept., Post Closing and Compliance, where she grew her account base of Financial Planners, CPA’s and Attorney’s to over 100 participants. Ms. Ibsen will be focused on building broker relationships and servicing brokers in New Jersey.

For more on TMS Funding or to speak with one of the new Account Executives, please call 1-888-371-2989 or visit

About TMS Funding

TMS Funding, a wholesale lender, is an emerging leader in the wholesale mortgage industry with a focus on developing long-term relationships with quality mortgage brokers and is committed to offering industry leading customer service, technology, and competitively-priced products. The objective of TMS Funding is to enable its mortgage broker partners to better serve their customers and respond to individual client needs. For more information on TMS Funding, please visit

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