PrivatePlus Mortgage Adds VP of Operations

Atlanta, GA, August 14, 2015 –(– PrivatePlus Mortgage, a division of Private Bank of Buckhead, has named Mary Hardy Vice President of Operations. She has more than 10 years’ experience in the industry, with a diverse array of increasing responsibilities.

“Mary’s extensive experience in each aspect of the mortgage operations process gives her a great perspective to oversee our operations,” says Dan Smith, President of PrivatePlus. “While many of the functions are not always apparent to our clients, each facet of what we do affects the process and enables us to provide the level of service that is integral to our high-touch service promise.”

She holds a bachelor’s degree in leadership and management from Friends University (Mission, Kansas, Campus). Prior to working in the mortgage industry, she spent five years with a customer service experience company, which helps inform her work in the customer-centric mortgage field. Fun fact: After high school she worked part-time as a welder.

“An unintended consequence of increased industry regulation is that unique borrower situations are more often the norm than the exception,” Hardy says. “And we have to be prepared to understand and address those efficiently and effectively, all the while maintaining our reputation as a go-to lender of choice.”

Away from work the Kansas native enjoys baking, is an avid reader, creates stained glass, and undertakes new adventures as often as possible with her boyfriend Matt. She also gives her time to St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which provides funding for childhood cancer research.

Her tip for anyone seeking a mortgage? “The more information your mortgage lender has about your financial situation up front, the faster we can make a decision and you can close,” Hardy says. “Ask questions. Home buying is the largest purchase most people will make, so it is fair that you should be 100 percent comfortable and confident in the process and in the mortgage lender you have chosen as your partner.”

PrivatePlus Mortgage promises great products, pricing, processes and people. It offers a full range of mortgage products: Purchase, Refinance, Investment, Jumbo products, Second home, Construction, Multiple collateral, Fixed second, Home equity, Lot loan, and more. It is located in Piedmont Center (Building Three), and does business nationally; see Web site for geographical restrictions: In addition to the mortgage division, Private Bank of Buckhead also includes a Decatur location, known as Private Bank of Decatur.

Mary Hardy (NMLS # 324915) can be reached at 404-390-1852 or
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