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About Us: Management Team

Knowledge. Flexibility. Expertise. Contacts. These are just some attributes crucial to success in our industry. The Reynolds Group is managed by one of the finest teams available. Click here for bios and information.

James E. Reynolds
Managing Partner

As founder of The Reynolds Group, Jim Reynolds has extensive experience in mortgage banking and related financial services.  

Prior to forming The Reynolds Group, Jim owned and operated a mortgage banking firm which originated non-conforming, agency (Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac), government (HUD), ALT-A, and sub-prime residential loans on a nationwide basis. In addition, as president of a mortgage banking subsidiary of a publicly owned bank holding company, he established several profitable nationwide business units including: loan servicing, loan production, document custodian and warehouse lending. Jim also established a due diligence and quality control group whose clients included the FDIC, FHLB, commercial banks, thrifts, investment banks and insurance companies.  

Jim holds an AB in Government and an MBA in Finance from Harvard University.

Lisa Jones
Director • Compliance • Quality Control • Project Manager

With more than 20 years in the mortgage banking industry, Ms. Jones brings her extensive experience in credit risk, compliance and loan quality control to the Reynolds Group.

Previously a Managing Director for a Quality Control and Outsourcing company for 5 years, Ms. Jones also served as the residential mortgage loan Compliance Officer for a regional production platform and a large, national lender. Lisa has participated in and overseen numerous on-site due diligence reviews, at both the corporate and individual loan levels.

Ms. Jones holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Montclair State University and achieved a licensed Mortgage Banker status for the state of New Jersey.

Melissa Kiritsis
Director of Operations

Melissa Kiritsis manages all aspects of the Reynolds Group’s day-to-day administrative operations. Ms. Kiritsis is also responsible for project management, including client on-site due diligence engagements, training seminars, industry presentations and client engagement agreements.  

Previously, Melissa held an executive administrative position at a large specialty consumer finance company.  

Melissa studied English Literature at William Paterson University and Business Management at Western International University.

Malia Reynolds
Associate Director

Malia Reynolds provides administrative support to the Director of Operations, including project management and preparation for due diligence engagements. She also leads the philanthropic efforts for the organization.

Malia, who served as a Reynolds’ intern during college, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Marketing from Saint Joseph’s University.

Kirt Pruyn

Kirt Pruyn assists with on-site due diligence engagements, both as a member of the on-site team and with production of the related reports. Kirt has extensive experience in real estate finance and asset management, including over 10 years at Stanford University in their Lands Management Division. His background also includes significant marketing experience with a range of small and large firms.  

Kirt holds a BA in English from Dartmouth College.

Richard R. Reynolds

Richard Reynolds provides research on business and operations reviews for the Due Diligence and Quality Control Group and is a member of the On-Site Due Diligence Team.  Prior to joining the Reynolds Group, Richard was a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.  He also has significant experience in the auto finance and leasing business.  

Richard holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

Avery Reynolds
Director of Research & Marketing

Avery Reynolds is responsible for research & analysis, planning, development and implementation of all Reynolds Group marketing strategies, communications, and public relations. Ms. Reynolds oversees development and distribution of support materials, including the Annual Reynolds Group Warehouse Lender Survey; in addition to coordinating the strategic and tactical levels with other functions for the Company. Avery is also an active member of the On-Site Due Diligence Team.

Avery studied Marketing at Fairfield University.

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