Jim Linnane joined Flagstar Bank in 2022 as president of Flagstar’s distributed retail mortgage division. In this role, he is responsible for strategy, profitability, sales, growth, recruitment, and operations of Flagstar’s nationwide distributed retail mortgage business. He is a results-oriented team-builder with a demonstrated ability to grow people and organizations. 


Prior to Flagstar, Linnane served as retail president for Stearns Lending. Earlier in his career, he was director of national sales at Guaranteed Rate. He started in the business at Wells Fargo, where he spent 15 years, ultimately leading 2,000 loan officers to $30 billion of production volume in the Midwest and Northeast. His experience in the business is broad and deep, including mortgage origination, marketing, underwriting, construction lending, home equity products and wholesale financing.