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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.

Richard W. Payne
Strategic Partner Mortgage Operations Management

Richard Payne has significant mortgage banking experience ranging from Wall Street to Main Street. A former managing director at Lehman Brothers, and vice president at Prudential Securities, Mr. Payne has also served as president and CEO for several large and small cap mortgage banking firms. Richard is currently the managing partner for Payne Advisory Services, a mortgage banking expert witness advisory services firm.

Richard holds a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Richmond.


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.

Avery Reynods
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.

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.

Kirt Pruyn
Associate

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
Associate

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.

Parker Reynolds
Associate

Parker Reynolds provides operational support for due diligence reviews, training seminars and special engagements, including research for surveys, M&A services and on-site audits.

Parker holds a BA degree in Sociology and Paralegal Studies from Montclair State University.


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