Houston-based InterLinc Mortgage Services has announced that Gene F. Thompson III, who has served as President since 2010, will now serve as COO of the company. A 20-year veteran of the mortgage lending industry, Gene has been with InterLinc since 2007, where he has served as both Executive VP and President.
“Gene’s decades of experience in the mortgage banking industry, combined with his dynamic approach to sales and operations, has brought InterLinc unprecedented growth opportunities,” said James H. VanSteenhouse, InterLinc CEO. “The long-lasting relationships that he’s built with builders and realtors have enabled InterLinc to become a powerhouse in the mortgage industry. As both President and COO, Gene will have even greater opportunities to apply both his exceptional strategic acumen and his operational skills to helping InterLinc meet our goals for growth and our ongoing commitment to unparalleled customer service.”
For more than a decade, InterLinc Mortgage Services has delivered home loans with the motto of “On Time and As Agreed” to customers buying or refinancing. Loan originators and branch managers participate in a family-oriented culture, coupled with accountability metrics aimed to drive production. Gene is poised to carry this mission forward as he helps implement InterLinc’s strategic growth plan, which includes increasing the mortgage banking company’s annual production to $3 billion by 2020.
“Adding the COO title in some ways simply acknowledges my role in overseeing central operations and our branch network,” says Thompson. “I’m honored by the trust James VanSteenhouse has always placed in me, and I will continue my focus on growth and maximum profitability without ever sacrificing customer service.”
A graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a BBA in Accounting, Thompson has been the recipient of numerous industry awards, including the prestigious “Texas S.T.A.R. Award, Mortgage Industry Professional of the Year.”
InterLinc Mortgage Services, LLC is a full-service mortgage-banking firm with approvals from the three largest issuers of mortgage-backed securities, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae. The Company affords clients access to enhanced mortgage product offerings, pricing competitiveness, loan efficiency and servicing. InterLinc is licensed in 18 states throughout the Midwest and Southeast U.S.