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Leading Mortgage Banker Expands Bellevue Presence

BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Kirkland based Cobalt Mortgage, one of the largest privately owned mortgage-banking firms on the west coast, recently announced the appointment of Ryan Wheelwright and Trevor Bennett as co-branch managers for the Bellevue Two office. "These gentlemen bring a depth of talent and expertise to the table," stated Jeff Bell, Area Manager. "We are fortunate to add such successful professionals to our team."


Ryan Wheelwright brings more than 10 years of mortgage lending and several years of management experience to the Cobalt Mortgage team. He is a proficient leader and a strong loan originator. "I am excited to build this branch in the Bellevue area," Ryan stated. "This company is well-established and we are prepared to increase our market presence."

With over 12 years of mortgage industry experience, Trevor Bennett has a track record for successful sales management. He has been recognized for top loan origination on a national level. "Aligning with Cobalt Mortgage was a perfect choice," said Trevor. "Their dedication to responsible lending and consumer education mirrors my personal and professional goals."

Ryan and Trevor are tasked with recruiting a strong team, developing efficient operations and growing the branch production levels. They are also producing managers and will focus on helping clients select the appropriate mortgage products to meet their financial needs. Both managers are members of the New Home Council and the Seattle Mortgage Bankers Association.

"I believe that our market share will grow with these two leaders in the South Bellevue branch," said Dave Bochsler, Cobalt Mortgage National Sales Manager. "Their mortgage and management experience is perfectly suited for the task of building this branch and recruiting top-notch professionals."

The Bellevue Two branch for Cobalt Mortgage is located just south of downtown Bellevue, on Southeast 8th Street.

About the company

Cobalt Mortgage has provided financing to thousands of homebuyers. Founded in early 2002, the firm has a decade-long reputation of responsible lending. One of the largest privately held mortgage-banking firms in the west; Cobalt has offices through the United States, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and Washington and is licensed in 18 states. With strong leadership provided by co-founders Keith Tibbles and Ernie Gehre, the company is dedicated to responsible lending practices, community involvement, and education. As corporate supporters of the Boys and Girls Club, and Dollars for Scholars (a program of Scholarship America®) the company makes a positive impact in the communities where they operate.

Cobalt Mortgage is licensed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Cobalt Mortgage, Inc., NMLS Unique Identifier: 35653.

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Leah Schedin Cobalt Mortgage, 425.216.8105,

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