CARMEL, Ind. – Merchants Mortgage, a division of Merchants Bank of Indiana (NASDAQ: MBIN) (“Merchants Bank”), today announces the hiring of Ron Berry as Vice President, Retail Mortgage Sales Manager. Berry will join the Merchants Mortgage office at the company’s headquarters in Carmel.
With more than 30 years of industry experience, Berry is a proven sales operations executive with significant expertise in crafting forward-thinking strategies and solutions to drive company growth. Over the course of his professional career, Berry has led teams of more than 100 mortgage loan officers and mortgage market managers across the Midwest. Most recently, he served as vice president of mortgage lending for STAR Financial Bank, an Indiana-based community bank, in which he managed and coordinated the mortgage production platform.
In his new role at Merchants Mortgage, Berry will oversee the recruiting, hiring and training of all mortgage sales professionals as well as hold responsibility for the financial performance, budget adherence and growth in customer base for a defined local region. He will also work to drive results through talent management strategies, prioritizing the coaching and development of sales professionals to meet larger business objectives.
Welcoming Ron to Merchants Mortgage is a significant value-add for our team as we continue to expand our footprint throughout the state of Indiana and across the U.S.,” said Jerry Koors, President of Merchants Mortgage. “The past 24 months in the mortgage industry have been incredibly unique and challenging, and it is now more important than ever for us to invest in our people so we can continue to deliver quality service to our customers. Ronald is a true talent in the recruiting, hiring and training space and we gladly welcome him to the Merchants family.”
In addition to his previous role at STAR Financial Bank, Berry served as vice president and regional sales manager at PNC for the Indiana and Michigan regions. In this position, he directed and coached sales managers, oversaw profit and loss and maintained fiscal integrity of the region. Berry also previously served as a branch manager at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, in which he oversaw operations of four locations including production, profit and loss, personnel and customer service.
Berry is a graduate of Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in management.