Jim Karr is Senior Director, National Sales Manager of Western Alliance Bank’s Correspondent Mortgage Solutions team, part of the Specialized Mortgage Services Group. Mr. Karr has more than 25 years of business development experience in the correspondent lending delivery channel of mortgage banking.

Prior to joining Western Alliance, Mr. Karr was a senior executive at Galton Funding, a leading correspondent mortgage organization. Previous roles in this specialized segment of mortgage banking include positions with Homeward Residential, Bank of America and GMAC-RFC.

He is a graduate of California State University, Fresno, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, with a focus on Risk Management and Insurance.

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Specialized Mortgage Services

Western Alliance Specialized Mortgage Services, a national banking group within Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, delivers comprehensive funding solutions to independent mortgage bankers and funds nationwide. Led by experienced senior industry executives, the relationship banking team offers warehouse lending, MSR financing and treasury solutions with exceptional responsiveness and creativity. Specialized Mortgage Services is part of Western Alliance Bancorporation, which has more than $70 billion in assets. Major accolades include being ranked as a top U.S. bank in 2023 by American Banker and Bank Director. With significant national capabilities, the Specialized Mortgage Services Group delivers the reach, resources and deep industry knowledge that make a difference for customers.