Cobalt Mortgage Expands Presence in Southern California

Chris Ledlie Appointed Branch Manager for New Offices

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Cobalt Mortgage is increasing its presence in Southern California by opening new offices in Beverly Hills, Manhattan Beach and Valencia. Branch Manager Chris Ledlie has been tapped to oversee and fully staff these three new offices.


"As a direct lender to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a dedicated correspondent lender and a mortgage broker, Cobalt Mortgage offers loan solutions to meet the needs of a full spectrum of borrowers," said Chris Ledlie. "Now that we have a branch in Manhattan Beach serving the South Bay, a branch in Beverly Hills to serve Los Angeles and the Westside, and an office in Valencia to accommodate clients in the Santa Clarita Valley, we are well positioned to make a positive difference in the Southern California community."

"We're excited to have Chris Ledlie leading our expansion in this key market," said Brady Yeager, Cobalt Mortgage Area Manager. "With more than 10 years of mortgage industry experience and a solid financial background, Chris' proven leadership skills will enable us to attract experienced mortgage originators to better serve the broader Southern California community."

Cobalt Mortgage National Sales Executive Dave Bochsler said, "Chris' familiarity with the culture and lending needs of the region, combined with his reputation for establishing long-term relationships with customers, makes him a great fit for Cobalt Mortgage. We're also pleased to contribute to job growth throughout these markets."

Chris earned a Finance degree from Arizona State, and has extensive experience implementing business strategies and marketing initiatives in the investment industry.

About Cobalt Mortgage:

Cobalt Mortgage has provided financing to thousands of homebuyers. Founded in 2001, the firm has a decade-long reputation of responsible lending. One of the largest privately held mortgage-banking firms in the US, Cobalt has offices through the United States, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington and is licensed in 18 states. With strong leadership provided by co-founders Keith Tibbles and Ernie Gehre, the company is dedicated to responsible lending practices, community involvement, and education. As corporate supporters of the Boys & Girls Club, and Cobalt Scholars, a program dedicated to empowering youth by supporting their secondary education goals, the company makes a positive impact in the communities where it operates.

Cobalt Mortgage is licensed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.


Cobalt Mortgage, Inc., NMLS Unique Identifier: 35653.


Leah Schedin, Marketing Director

11241 Slater Ave. NE, Suite 110

Kirkland, WA 98033

(425) 216-8105

Media Contact: Leah Schedin, Cobalt Mortgage, 425.216.8105,

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