Snyder Helps Open United Shore HQ in Troy


TROY – Gov. Rick Snyder joined United Shore Financial Services on Wednesday in officially opening USFS’ national headquarters in Troy and kicking off a statewide talent initiative to fill 600 jobs.

“This is an exciting day for USFS, for the region and our state,” Gov. Rick Snyder said. “After providing more than two decades of award-winning financial services, USFS is continuing to grow and invest in our state and our people. The greatest asset that we have in our state is our talent, and the company has been a great partner in our efforts to better connect talent and opportunity.”

“This news today also reaffirms that Michigan is on a strong comeback and the place to do business and create jobs. Congratulations, and thanks for helping reinvent Michigan.”

In March, Gov. Snyder set the tone for attracting and retaining talent in Michigan at his Economic Summit in Detroit. USFS leadership participated in the summit, heeding the demand for business leaders to take action.

“Our greatest asset is our people,” said Kip Kirkpatrick, USFS CEO. “That’s why we strive to attract the best and brightest. One way we’re doing that is by creating a work environment founded 27 years ago, USFS is one of the largest independent mortgage bankers in the United States.  It operates three brands: United Wholesale Mortgage, Shore Mortgage and Capital Mortgage Funding. 

“While much has changed since I started United Shore, our guiding principle of always doing right by our customers has remained constant,” said Jeff Ishbia, USFS founder and board chair.

United Wholesale Mortgage is the fourth largest wholesale mortgage lender in the country, while Shore Mortgage is a nationally known, direct-to-consumer mortgage lender.  Capital Mortgage Funding is a leading mortgage lender in southeastern Michigan. Together, the company employs more than 1,200 team members, projecting over $16 billion in originations and 600 additional employees in 2013.

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