McDermott + Bull has placed Brian Reynolds as Head of Real Estate at Valley Strong Credit Union. Brian will own the P&L of the mortgage business and be called upon to continue Valley Strong’s growth in mortgage production. He will also be called upon to build out the organization’s wholesale and correspondent lending capabilities.

Brian brings over 20 years of deep mortgage lending experience. Most recently, he led all mortgage production for First National Bank of Brookfield, based in Chicago. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Mortgage Officer for Countryside Bank, also in Chicago. He built the foundation of his career as a mortgage banker with Countrywide. 

Founded in 1938, Valley Strong Credit Union has $3.2 billion in assets and serves its nearly 200,000 members throughout the Central Valley through 27 branches.

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull President Brandon Biegenzahn, Vice President Michelle Davis, and Director Courtney Dorrel.