Castle & Cooke Mortgage launches Consumer Direct team

Veteran mortgage sales leader Matthew Keyworth to lead portfolio retention efforts

DRAPER, UT (April 5, 2017)Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC, one of the nation’s fastest-growing independent mortgage lenders, announced the launch of its new Consumer Direct team, designed to improve retention of clients in the company’s expansive servicing portfolio and ensure the mortgage needs of all Castle & Cooke Mortgage’s current borrowers are being met. In addition to portfolio retention activities, the new consumer direct team will originate loans to consumers across Castle & Cooke Mortgage’s extensive nationwide footprint.

With loan originators licensed in all states in which Castle & Cooke Mortgage does business, the team is able to accommodate clients across the country, providing them with access to conventional, FHA, VA and USDA purchase and refinance loans, renovation loans, energy-efficient mortgages, zero down payment options and other loan programs.

The new, rapidly-growing team of highly experienced loan originators is led by Matthew Keyworth (NMLS #254513), who joined the company in late 2016 as managing director of consumer direct sales. Matthew brings over 15 years of mortgage industry experience working for national lenders, most recently serving as vice president of retail sales and channel management for PennyMac. He has overseen the funding of billions of dollars in residential loans and helped other call centers and consumer direct groups grow exponentially during his career.

“I was attracted by the chance to start and grow a consumer direct team to help defend Castle & Cooke Mortgage’s portfolio and take advantage of other opportunities that only a team like this can provide,” said Keyworth. “Moreover, I appreciate the fact that the company is an established purchase lender with a broad product offering to accommodate the diverse needs of today’s homebuyers.”

“Matthew’s experience in mortgage servicing portfolio defense and his familiarity working with multiple departments to improve business processes and ensure an optimal customer experience made him the ideal choice to lead our Consumer Direct team,” said company President and COO Adam Thorpe. “His leadership and the excellent team of talented originators behind him will make great strides toward Castle & Cooke Mortgage becoming an industry leader in both purchase and refinance business.”

Matthew Keyworth can be contacted at The consumer direct team is located at Castle & Cooke Mortgage’s corporate headquarters in Draper, Utah. Loan originators interested in joining this dynamic team are encouraged to contact company Recruiter David Hutchens at

About Castle & Cooke Mortgage

Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC® (NMLS #1251) is one of the nation's leading independent mortgage lenders with locations across the United States and more than 350 employees. The company is founded on three core values - integrity, honesty and transparency. Headquartered in Draper, Utah and backed by the financial strength of its more than 160-year-old sister company Castle & Cooke, Inc., the company is renowned for its smooth and efficient origination process, the unparalleled support provided to its sales force, and the quality customer service given to borrowers. Castle & Cooke Mortgage has been repeatedly recognized as a top employer. The company can be found online at, on Twitter at @CastleandCooke and on Facebook at  Castle & Cooke Mortgage is an Equal Housing Lender.


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