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Leading Mortgage Banker Expands Texas Presence

HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Cobalt Mortgage, headquartered in Kirkland Washington, one of the largest privately owned mortgage-banking firms in the west, recently announced the opening of their Houston branch office. Jason Meinen, local mortgage professional and native Texan, has been named as the branch manager for this location. "Jason has been recognized for his oversight of regionally top-producing teams and has managed offices with over 50 loan officers," stated Mike Matthews, Regional Manager. "We are confident that he will establish us as a leader in the Houston market place."


With over 16 years of mortgage lending experience, Jason is currently focused on recruiting a top-producing team and training. "I appreciate the dedication to responsible lending that Cobalt Mortgage brings to the market," said Jason Meinen. "I am proud to present the company's accomplishments and core values to my contacts in the industry." Jason has experience in all aspects of the industry, including wholesale, brokerage and management of retail operations at large banks.

"High caliber professionals like Jason are exactly what we need to meet our growth projections for the South Gulf States," said Dave Bochsler, National Sales Executive for Cobalt Mortgage.

A lifelong Texas resident, Jason attended Southwest Texas State University. He is a perennial supporter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Toys for Tots. Jason lives in Houston with his wife and five-year old daughter. They are expecting a son on Christmas day.

The new branch office for Cobalt Mortgage will be located just west of downtown Houston in the Galleria area on Post Oak Boulevard.

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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