SVP Marketing & Business Development
Santa Ana, CA (April 26, 2021) – Kind Lending happily welcomes Suzy Lindblom to her new home as Kind Lending’s Chief Operating Officer.
Suzy Lindblom brings over 40 years in the mortgage industry with experience in diverse aspects ranging Operations to Marketing. She has expertly balanced large-scale national operations through strategic planning and outstanding communication, while remaining focused on the customer experience and the growth of her teams. Her work has been recognized numerous times, earning her the title of 2020 Housing Wire Vanguard winner. Suzy was named on HousingWire’s Women of Influence list in 2019 and 2015, and appeared on National Mortgage Professionals 2019 Most Powerful Women, Progress in Lending 2019 Most Influential Women in Fintech and National Diversity Council’s Southern California 2016 Most Powerful & Influential Women lists along with NEXT’s 2020 Powerhouse list. She currently serves on the board of NEXT Mortgage Events and is a Senior Advisor for MISMO.
“Welcoming Suzy to Kind Lending feels like a homecoming,” said Founder/CEO Glenn Stearns. “She’s a results-driven leader with four decades of experience in mortgage banking that many of us have had the pleasure of partnering with in the past. Suzy is a tremendous presence in the industry, having countless accolades, but also a dedicated mentor and genuinely nice person. She brings an incredible wealth of knowledge, having created and led large-scale national operations with enthusiasm. After all, she was deeply involved in my previous company while we clinched the #1 top wholesale lender ranking in the country for two years as well as the sale of Stearns Lending to Blackstone, a private equity investment firm.” We are so fortunate that she’s decided to call Kind home.”
From Suzy, “I am thrilled joining Kind Lending and working with Glenn and Yvonne again. Kind Lending is the perfect company for me - Great leadership, great employees, culture that befits their name and I am looking forward to helping it grow into the best company for all of our customers.”
As Chief Operating Officer, Suzy Lindblom will work in partnership with Yvonne Ketchum, President of Kind Lending, in overseeing many of the Corporate departments as well as working with Kind Lending to set up their Retail and Joint Venture divisions. She will build out and implement new loan product offerings and operational service model in all of the lending divisions, Wholesale, Retail and Joint Venture to bring a more streamlined and customer/client friendly practices to take Kind Lending to the next level.