Western Alliance Bank Names Mark Short to Mortgage Warehouse Lending Group

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  • By Western Alliance
  • Nov 25, 2020
Western Alliance Bank, Cityscape location in downtown Phoenix, AZ

Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, announced the addition of Mark Short to its Mortgage Warehouse Lending team to serve as Senior Vice President and Senior Loan Officer.

Short joins the national business line, which was established in 2009, to serve non-bank mortgage companies requiring credit lines to fund consumer real estate loans. Expanding the Arizona-headquartered group’s national footprint, he will be based in the greater Dallas area and will oversee new and existing borrower relationships in Texas, the Midwest and select national customers.

“Mark is a veteran in the mortgage warehouse lending space with a broad background in sales and credit-risk management and his skills will directly benefit our customers,” said David Bernard, Managing Director of Commercial Banking at Western Alliance Bank. “With notable accomplishments, including being a consultative business partner to his clients, Mark joins our group with a strong desire to contribute to our dynamic team and enhance our overall growth.”

Prior to Joining Western Alliance, Short was Senior Vice President of the Mortgage Finance Group at Wells Fargo Securities, where he managed warehouse lending clients nationally. He has also held several positions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, including Director of Global Debt Products within the mortgage banking division where he supervised a team of credit analysts.

Western Alliance Bank’s Mortgage Warehouse Lending group currently serves over 100 clients providing traditional Warehouse Lending, MSR Financing, Note Financing, and a Residential Mortgage Purchasing Program. Aiming to serve a wide spectrum of companies to deliver not only financing vehicles but also complete banking services, the group’s offerings have grown to include operating lines of credit, custodial deposit services, treasury management, payroll services and more.

Short earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Accounting from Oklahoma State University. He is an active member of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association.

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Western Alliance Specialized Mortgage Services, a national banking group within Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, specializes in providing comprehensive funding resources for the mortgage industry and delivers a high level of expertise and responsiveness. Led by experienced senior industry executives, the team provides traditional Warehouse Lending, MSR and Note Financing and Correspondent Mortgage Solutions. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation, one of the country’s top-performing banking companies. The bank was #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks in the most recent S&P Global Market Intelligence listing and ranks high on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list year after year. Serving clients across the country wherever business happens, Western Alliance Bank operates individually branded, full-service banking divisions and has offices in key markets nationwide.