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30-year industry veteran to focus on using automation to improve the loan origination process

Denver, Colorado – November 8, 2021Cherry Creek Mortgage, a nationwide, full-service mortgage lender, today announced that Ty Kern has joined the company as executive managing director. A 30-year mortgage industry veteran, Kern will focus on using automation to reduce the time and effort required to manufacture loans, optimize efficiencies in loan processing, and consistently improve the borrower experience.

Prior to Cherry Creek, Kern served as executive managing director – national production for Sun West Mortgage Company in Newport Beach, California. There, he oversaw all facets of loan production and managed a team of 300 employees, including originators and processors. In 2020, Sun West closed nearly $3 billion of loans and is on pace to close more than $4 billion this year. Before Sun West, Kern held executive positions at several other mortgage companies, mainly in retail loan production.

“We believe Ty’s strong background in loan production and his expertise at creating efficiencies in the mortgage process will help us deliver a better experience to all our stakeholders, including loan originators, referral partners, and most of all, our borrowers,” said Rick Seehausen, president and COO of Cherry Creek Mortgage.

“I’m thrilled to be joining a company that shares my enthusiasm for always trying to find a way to improve efficiencies in the mortgage industry,” Kern said. “I look forward to implementing new technologies that enable us to streamline production and create greater numbers of satisfied borrowers.”

Founded in 1987, Cherry Creek Mortgage provides a robust offering of FHA, conventional and jumbo purchase and refinance mortgage loans utilizing a highly advanced, proprietary technology platform. The company originates loans through more than 70 retail branches, a highly efficient consumer direct channel, wholesale, and a number of highly successful joint ventures.


About Cherry Creek Mortgage

Cherry Creek Mortgage, LLC, NMLS #3001 has a 34-year tradition of serving the needs of home buyers across the country. With a reputation built on a passion for responsible lending and dedication to personal relationships, Cherry Creek Mortgage has helped thousands of customers realize their goal of home ownership. Cherry Creek Mortgage’s specialized internal processes and proprietary technology deliver a digital mortgage experience with a personal touch. The company is headquartered in Colorado and is licensed in 41 states, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. Learn more at