Stearns Retail Announces new RVP for Southern California
Stearns announced that Joe Tako has joined the company as Regional Vice President of Southern California, responsible for business development, recruiting and production management throughout the region, with a particular emphasis on growing the company’s footprint in the Greater San Diego and Inland Empire housing markets.
“We are delighted to welcome Joe to our roster of exceptionally talented regional sales executives here in the western United States,” said Stearns Divisional Vice President Jonathan Engler. “Joe brings extensive experience to our team. His impressive track record as a highly successful leader of sales organizations in California housing markets will be very valuable to our pursuit of profitable growth in the region.”
A 25-year mortgage industry veteran, Tako brings expertise in all aspects of retail lending to his positon at Stearns. He began his career as a very successful loan originator and rapidly earned his well-deserved reputation as an unsurpassed leader of high-performance sales teams. Tako has managed sales and operations for mortgage regions as large as $4 billion per year in funded volume.
Prior to joining Stearns, Tako served as Regional Vice President for Envoy Mortgage where he was responsible for retail mortgage production for Southern California, Arizona and Hawaii. He held leadership positions at HomeStreet Bank, CitiBank, Bank of America and Wells Fargo, among others. Tako attended Kent State University, and is active affiliate member of the Orange County Association of Realtors and the Laguna Board of Realtors.
“I am looking forward to my role at Stearns and the opportunity to work with its impressive leadership team,” Tako said. “Building on the already strong presence in the region, my goal is to motivate and coach top producers as we fulfill our potential as a market-leading team in Greater San Diego and throughout Southern California.”