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Open Mortgage, a national multi-channel mortgage lender, is pleased to announce the addition of two highly accomplished professionals to its leadership ranks, as National Sales Director Kathryn Edelen and VP of Finance Ryan Rathert join the organization.

“As part of our growth vision, we continue to attract and invest in talented people who will help create and lead the next era of the mortgage industry.” said Scott Gordon, Founder and CEO at Open Mortgage. “I am confident these individuals will mentor, support, and serve our growing branch network as we empower the dream of homeownership in more and more communities with local, trusted advisers in the mortgage space.”

Edelen joins Open after building a successful career in regional sales and leadership positions at Planet Home Lending, Nations Lending, loanDepot, and Homebridge Financial Services. She will report to VP of Sales Brian Roe and help develop branches and loan officers across Open’s national retail mortgage footprint.

Rathert is a seasoned finance professional with a strong background in mortgage banking. He will report to CFO Brenda Hedeen and provide leadership in financial planning and analysis, risk management, and regulatory compliance.

About Open Mortgage:

Open Mortgage is a multi-channel mortgage lender that empowers the dream of homeownership for thousands of families each year. Open Mortgage has more than 75 branches and is licensed to lend in 46 states, and maintains operations centers in Austin, TX, and Atlanta, GA. To learn more about Open Mortgage, visit To learn more about employment opportunities for loan originators, visit

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