Accomplished Mortgage Originator Joins Cobalt Mortgage

PORTLAND, Ore., March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Cobalt Mortgage based in Kirkland, Washington, one of the largest privately owned mortgage-banking firms in the Pacific Northwest, recently announced the addition of Matt Eckard as Sales Manager for The Eckard Team, based in Lake Oswego, OR. "For the past 10 years, Matt has been one of the Portland region's top mortgage loan professionals. His experience and influence will help Cobalt Mortgage to gain greater exposure in the market area," said Dave Bochsler, National Sales Manager for Cobalt Mortgage.


"I am so pleased to continue helping homeowners secure mortgages in the Portland/Lake Oswego area," Matt Eckard said. "This area is home and I look forward to introducing Cobalt Mortgage to my industry and personal contacts. It is a dynamic, growth-oriented company that aligns closely with my values."

Matt Eckard brings more than 13 years of mortgage experience to the Cobalt team. He began his mortgage career in 1999. He has worked with a variety of regional builders and specializes in Portland's condominium market. He has been recognized in several national trade publications as well as inter-organizationally for top loan origination volume.

Matt currently lives in Lake Oswego with his wife Kari, and their four children, Ethan, Reese, Archer, and Nora. He attended Oregon State University and is a supporter of Beaver Athletics. Matt and his family are members of the Pacer Athletic Club, support Lakeridge High School Football, and are active members of Rolling Hills Community Church.

About the company

Cobalt Mortgage has provided financing to thousands of homebuyers. Founded in early 2002, the firm has a decade-long reputation of responsible lending. One of the largest privately held mortgage-banking firms in the Pacific Northwest; Cobalt has offices through the western United States, including Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, and California. With strong leadership provided by co-founders Keith Tibbles and Ernie Gehre, the company is dedicated to ethical lending practices, community philanthropy, and personal integrity. As corporate supporters of the Boys and Girls Club, and Dollars for Scholars (a program of Scholarship America®) the company makes a positive impact in the communities where they operate.

Cobalt Mortgage is licensed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington.

Media Contact: Leah Schedin of Cobalt Mortgage, 425.216.8105,

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