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Hsieh, Heller

Hsieh, Heller

LD Holdings Group LLC, parent company of loanDepot, the nation’s fifth largest retail mortgage lender, today named real estate executive Chris Heller to head its recently launched 'mello Home' business.

Heller, from 2010 to 2017, served as president of Keller Williams Worldwide division and then as the company's chief executive. The firm became the world's largest residential real estate brokerage by agent count, with more than 930 offices and 177,000 agents.

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Foothill Ranch-based loanDepot last month announced a new service called mello Home where it aims to “seamlessly” connect home buying, financing, and improvement services into a single consumer experience.

“A one-stop-shop for buying, financing, and improving homes is finally here thanks to loanDepot and mello Home,” Heller said in a statement.

Heller’s LinkedIn page said he stepped down as Keller Williams CEO in April and is still an operating principal.

“We’ve hired the nation’s top real estate CEO,” loanDepot founder and Chief Executive Anthony Hsieh said in the statement.