Loan Depot in Scottsdale, AZ. made a terrible mistake in their recent move to hire Ray Anthony Salazar as the production manager of the recently opened Scottsdale branch. This oversized meathead used to work at Hunter Financial Group in Tempe. I guess one mans trash is another mans treasure, right?
Its likely that the leadership at Loan Depot hired him because they dont know this mans past. Well, if the upper management at Loan Depot is reading this, I will fill them in. Upon reading this posting, perhaps they will rectify their mistake of hiring him and terminate their relationship with him immediately.
This clown was by far the WORST manager Ive ever had the misfortune of working for. In all my years in banking, which includes several years at Chase, I have never encountered a more incompetent manager or a more terrible human being.
Everyone who worked with him hated him. Not surprisingly, turnover on his team during his tenure was extremely high, so Pete, the owner of Hunter Financial, rightfully relieved him of his duties as manager. But, instead of firing this man, Pete made the key mistake of keeping him onboard until his recent departure.
This guy was useless as a manager, and he brought a huge amount of negative energy into the workplace. I watched him constantly berate people and take advantage of his customers. He will do the same at Loan Depot.
Hes lazy, uncommunicative to his peers, rude, intimidating, poorly-groomed, curses like a sailor, dresses like a day laborer, and has the overall physical appearance of a gangbanger. Personally, I always feared for my safety in his presence, feeling as if he would physically assault me in the office one day. Do you really want someone like that representing your company as a production manager, let alone a loan originator?
As it is still early, you are better off firing him and replacing him with a better man (there are tons of qualified mortgage professionals who can take his place) to minimize your losses. Trust me, he will run your branch into the ground. Dont do business with Ray Salazar. He really has no business being at Loan Depot, let alone in the mortgage industry in the first place.