Jesse Gnazzo

Jesse Gnazzo was recently appointed as assistant vice president of corporate recruiting for the New Britain-based McCue Mortgage Co. Gnazzo’s mission is to attract, recruit and retain residential loan officers. He will be recruiting experienced loan officers as well as those seeking to begin a career in home lending.

“In an effort to grow the market share that McCue Mortgage has identified in its long-term strategy, we recognize that expanding our sales staff is an important component of our plan,” said William J. McCue, president of McCue Mortgage. “With the addition of Jesse, we will now have a resource focused on recruiting the talent we are looking for to support ongoing growth and broaden our reach across Connecticut.”

“McCue Mortgage has one of the leading training programs in the state for new loan officers,” Gnazzo said. “In addition to seasoned loan officers, I will also be looking for prospective sales talent that has the unique blend of skills that define a successful loan officer.”

Gnazzo joined McCue Mortgage in 2004 as a mortgage loan officer. Prior to joining McCue, he was a loan officer for H&R Block Mortgage, where he was a top producer for his district originating first and second mortgages.

The McCue Mortgage Co. is a leading provider of mortgage lending services in Connecticut. Founded in 1949, McCue Mortgage has a long history of helping Connecticut homebuyers at every level of the financing spectrum, from first-time homebuyer to those refinancing their mortgages. The company caters to the needs of all borrowers, providing conventional, adjustable-rate, jumbo, construction and other loans. McCue Mortgage closes over $600 million in loans annually, making it one of the leading mortgage lenders in Connecticut.

Credit Unions Renew Deals

Open Solutions Canada, a strategic business unit of Glastonbury-based Open Solutions Inc., recently announced that three of its clients – Grand Forks District Savings, Operating Engineers and Sharons Credit Unions – have renewed their data services agreements with Open Solutions Canada for an additional five years.

Under the agreements, the three British Columbia-based credit unions will continue to obtain mission-critical enterprise technology from Open Solutions Canada, as well as additional services, including multiple access channels such as teller, telephone and Internet banking. Open Solutions Canada also supplies other related services including banking system enhancement and development work. In total, the three renewals represent revenues in excess of $2 million in Canadian money over the five-year term
Open Solutions is a provider of integrated relational technologies for banks and credit unions across the United States and Canada.

“We are very proud that these three longtime clients have shown their support and confidence in our company through the extension of their partnership with us,” said Open Solutions Canada President Blair Goulet. “Our company’s goal is to play a key role in the growth and success of our clients’ business by providing quality technology solutions and client service that is second to none. Renewals such as these enable us and our clients to move forward together on initiatives to achieve this goal, operating from the position of strength that long-term partnership provides.”

Grand Forks District Savings Credit Union has more than 10,000 members.

“We are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with Open Solutions Canada,” said the credit union’s general manager, Cathy Manson. “Our credit union renewed its contract because we are confident of the company’s long-term viability and its ability to provide the solutions we need to remain successful and competitive. Our contract renewal positions us to take advantage of Open Solutions Canada’s technology, which we believe is superior to anything in the marketplace today.”