APM makes management modifications whereas persevering with to eye growth 

California-based retail lender American Pacific Mortgage (APM) has made management modifications whereas persevering with to eye growth within the Midwest and Southeast. 

Invoice Lowman was named vice chairman of APM, a newly created place whereas Ned Cost was promoted to chief government officer from president of APM. Dustin Sheppard additionally moved up the ladder to president from government vp, in line with the lender. The modifications went into impact on Wednesday. 

Lowman’s priorities will embrace a deal with APM’s technique, counterparty relationships, the lender’s merger and acquisition (M&A) exercise in addition to his work on the board of administrators of the Mortgage Bankers Affiliation (MBA). 

“For a number of years, we’ve been very intentional about succession planning on the government management stage,” Lowman mentioned in an announcement. “We imagine these modifications place American Pacific Mortgage for continued progress and stability.”

The brand new CEO, Payant – whose 12-year profession at APM contains roles as SVP of operations, EVP of manufacturing and most lately as president – will run the day-to-day operations at APM.  

Sheppard, the brand new president of APM, will likely be liable for driving firm manufacturing and supporting APM’s 400-plus branches, the corporate mentioned.

Along with roles as department supervisor and regional supervisor at completely different lenders, Sheppard has climbed via the ranks as a mortgage officer at APM, and most lately served as APM’s EVP of nationwide manufacturing. 

Kurt Reisig, chairman of APM, will stay in his place and can proceed to be actively concerned with key counterparty relationships, worker inventory possession plan (ESOP) administration, and different strategic alternatives, together with M&As.

“Each Invoice and I’ll stay immediately linked to Ned and Dustin on a day-to-day foundation,” Reisig mentioned. “We imagine these modifications higher place APM for progress.” 

The management modifications at APM come amid the lender’s quest for growth.

In 2022 alone, APM acquired 11 branches from Arizona-based Sunstreet Lending and Sunstreet, together with 25 branches from the Minnesota retail lender Lend Smart Mortgage and 51 branches from AmeriFirst Financial Inc. 

The lender additionally introduced over 45 former retail branches from Finance of America Corporations Inc. (FoA) months after it shut down its ahead mortgage phase. 

All in all, 900 staff joined the corporate from the 4 offers APM accomplished final 12 months, together with 540 LOs, Lowman mentioned in a earlier interview with HousingWire.

Based in 1996, APM is a lender of about 3,600 staff and 1,500 mortgage mortgage originators with greater than 440 branches throughout the nation. The lender provides a variety of merchandise, together with standard, jumbo, FHA, VA, USDA loans and reverse mortgages in addition to renovation and building loans.

Whereas APM noticed manufacturing drop by about 42% in 2022 to $13.8 billion, largely attributable to rising charges and the refi enterprise drying up, the lender expects a 25% improve in origination quantity in 2023 from the M&A offers it closed in 2022. 

The still-high inflation and mortgage charges gained’t discourage APM from increasing additional this 12 months, both. The California-dependent lender is planning to extend market presence to the Midwest and Southeast.

“The extra the disruption, the extra the chance. When it’s too powerful for them, it’s good for us. We went into this declining market ready to make the most of it,” Lowman mentioned.