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MortgagePoint » Your Trusted Source for Mortgage Banking and Servicing News 18 September 2023 M O V E R S & S H A K E R S Capstone Direct, Mike brings years of expe- rience and high performance in mortgage banking that support our expansion of the CMG brand. One meeting with Mike instant- ly reveals his character and integrity that set him apart. His team is a shining star known throughout the industry for their level of expertise, professionalism, and excellent execution. We feel an incredible alignment of values and so fortunate to have them join our CMG family." ANDREW STRICKMAN NAMED CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER FOR NEW AMERICAN FUNDING New American Funding (NAF) has expanded its executive leadership team with the appointment of Andrew Strickman as Chief Marketing Officer. With more than 20 years of experience, Strickman is a marketer with noted success building strong, differ- entiated brands that drive business value. In his role as New American Funding's CMO, Strickman will lead the company's mar- keting and branding efforts going forward. Strickman will oversee a team of more than 50 experienced marketers across digital and performance, social media, content and storytelling, email, editorial, creative, operations, and an in-house print shop, while evolving and growing the company's efforts in brand, events, insights, strategy, and audi- ence marketing. "We are incredibly excited to welcome Andrew to the NAF family," New American Funding President Christy Bunce said. "As a mission-driven mortgage lender that believes homeownership opportunity should be available to all, Andrew comes to us with a wealth of knowledge working with and for purpose-driven companies like ours. His perspective on building brands that drive business results, and his approach to story- telling will serve us well as we move into this next chapter of our company's history." Prior to joining New American Funding, Strickman led marketing at Care Access, a mission-driven health care startup, and has spent the last few years advising purpose-fo- cused startups and nonprofit organizations to support their growth and brand development. Strickman also brings years of experience in the housing industry to his new role at NAF having spent eight years as the SVP, Head of Brand and Chief Creative Officer at Realtor.com. In this role, Strickman led a team of 33 that produced award-winning campaigns and long-form brand storytell- ing. Under Strickman's leadership, his team drove exponential audience growth, receiving Comscore's designation as the fastest growing brand in digital real estate, while tripling rev- enue to $600 million during that time. While at Realtor.com, Strickman also pioneered the company's advocacy efforts around fair housing and nondiscrimination in housing and lending. Strickman also spent two years leading major campaign development and execution in Global Consumer Marketing at Yahoo, and eight years leading early influencer and word- of-mouth marketing agency Ammo Marketing through its acquisition by Dentsu Aegis. "I fundamentally believe that a path to homeownership is possible for everyone, in- cluding those within underserved communi- ties who have previously been denied access to lending," Strickman said. "As a huge ad- mirer of what Patty and Rick Arvielo and the NAF team have done to build education and support into the lending process, opening up opportunity for many more potential home- buyers, I know we have so much great work ahead to deliver in service to that mission." GATEWAY PROMOTES MARK REVARD TO DIVISION EVP/ NATIONAL PRODUCTION MANAGER Gateway Mortgage, a division of Gateway First Bank, has promoted Mark Revard to the role of Division EVP/National Production Manager. As a seasoned mortgage executive with more than 30 years of experience, Revard joined Gateway to build the Oklahoma market and has held a variety of sales leadership roles over the past decade. In his new role, Revard will be responsible for all distributive retail sales, including 115 mortgage centers across the country in 43 states that help customers with both the purchase and refinancing of their homes. His track record of running successful top-producing teams and mortgage centers has been instru- mental in Gateway receiving national recogni- tion from various mortgage organizations as one of the country's top mortgage companies. "Mark loves all aspects of mortgage pro- "I fundamentally believe that a path to homeownership is possible for everyone, including those within underserved communities who have previously been denied access to lending." —Andrew Strickman, Chief Marketing Officer, New American Funding

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