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Experienced mortgage finance veteran joins top due diligence and quality control firm

March 15, 2018 – Urbandale, IA The Barrent Group, a leading provider of mortgage loan due diligence, quality control and consulting services, recently named Art Yeend business development director. Yeend comes to The Barrent Group with over 30 years of experience in capital markets, sales and production in the mortgage industry and on Wall Street. He will be responsible for developing new client relationships and nurturing existing ones at The Barrent Group.

Prior to The Barrent Group, Yeend served as managing director, heading both sales and marketing at MountainView Financial Solutions.  In addition to Wall Street positions with Kidder Peabody and Link Securities (now Guggenheim Capital Markets), Yeend was senior vice president, director of national sales for correspondent lending at Capital One Finance’s GreenPoint Mortgage unit. He was an original partner at the interest rate risk management firm Tuttle & Co., where he served a long tenure as trading desk manager. Yeend began his career at Old National Bank’s Bancshares Mortgage.

“Art’s vast experience and expertise in mortgage finance are an important addition to The Barrent Group.  He’ll be a great asset as we continue to expand our due diligence services, including Fitch- and S&P- rated securitizations,” said Richard Barrent, president of The Barrent Group. “We are very pleased to welcome him to the company.”

“I’m excited to join The Barrent Group.  Their established reputation for high quality and integrity is second to none,” Yeend said. “I look forward to working with Rich and the entire team.”


About The Barrent Group
The Barrent Group is an Urbandale, Iowa-based firm founded in 2008 by Richard Barrent, a former executive with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and Richard Levitt, a retired vice chairman of Wells Fargo & Company. The company provides customizable due diligence, pre- and post-closing quality control, and risk management services for a full range of mortgage products.  The Barrent Group’s executives have decades of experience analyzing the full spectrum of residential mortgage products — from conforming and jumbo prime loans to non-performing and re-performing loans — for clients  including mortgage lenders, investors, servicers, hedge funds, insurance companies and other organizations that originate, purchase, sell and service first and second trust deeds. For more information, visit the company’s website