AmeriHome was founded in November of 2013 by a small group of experienced mortgage professionals with deep financial, correspondent, secondary, and risk management experience.
Jim Furash is the CEO and Founder of AmeriHome Mortgage Company. He helped make AmeriHome what it is by raising millions in committed capital and by growing operations to create the second largest non-bank correspondent lender in the country. As CEO and Founder, Jim is responsible for all aspects of the business, including strategic planning, investor relations, regulatory relations, operational and systems development, and acquisition diligence. Before becoming the CEO of AmeriHome, Jim was the President and CEO of Countrywide Bank, which contributed to his extensive experience as a commercial and mortgage banking executive with deep financial, operational, and regulatory expertise.
John Hedlund is the Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer for Correspondent Lending at AmeriHome and one of the original founders of the company. He leads the Correspondent Lending business, including production, sales, client relationship management, and the entire loan purchasing process (pre-purchase review, underwriting, and compliance). John is an experienced business executive specializing in the strategic design, execution, and leadership of large, diverse financial services organizations. He has successfully led numerous businesses through major transformational changes over the past 30 years, displaying a unique ability to drive sustainable revenue growth and cost reductions through innovation, while fostering a loyal and cohesive leadership team. Before joining AmeriHome, John spent 7 years as an executive with Bank of America Home Loans, joining Bank of America (previously Countrywide) in 2007 as Executive Vice President of Correspondent Lending Operations. He began his career with the Royal Bank of Canada and relocated to the United States in 2002 as Chief Operating Officer of RBC Mortgage.
As the Chief Investment Officer at AmeriHome, Josh Adler is responsible for leading the Capital Markets and Servicing Asset Management efforts for the company. Capital Market activities include all pricing, secondary marketing, and financing activities. Servicing Asset Management includes servicing portfolio risk management, trading, and operations. Before joining AmeriHome, Josh worked in mortgage securitization for 24 years. He was previously the Secondary Marketing Executive at Bank of America Home Loans (previously Countrywide), where he was responsible for all Secondary Marketing functions including trading, pipeline risk management, best execution, pricing, modeling, and back office delivery and settlement. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director of Secondary Marketing at Countrywide, covering both the Non-Agency and Agency markets. Josh began his career at Bankers Trust in their MBS Trust business where his primary responsibility was cash flow modeling for mortgage-backed securities.
As the Chief Risk Officer of AmeriHome Mortgage, Mark Miller built and now leads the various Risk Management functions that operate across the company. He ensures that risks are identified, understood, and managed in a way that serves the company’s profitability, complies with regulations, and contributes to successful relationships with customers, business partners, and employees. Before joining AmeriHome, Mark held positions at Bank of America as both the Senior Credit Risk Executive and Senior Operational Risk Executive within the mortgage origination line of business. He has more than three decades of mortgage experience that spans all production channels (retail, wholesale, and correspondent), and includes roles in sales, operations, and risk management.
Garrett Galati is the Director of Finance at AmeriHome Mortgage where he is responsible for managing all finance-related activities, including accounting and financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, budgeting, capital forecasting, liquidity management, and treasury operations. Additionally, Garrett is responsible for other corporate administrative functions, including: human resources, procurement, insurance, lease administration, and investor relations. Before joining AmeriHome, Garrett was Senior Vice President at Bank of America (previously Countrywide) where he was responsible for analyzing repurchase exposure on RMBS, modeling strategic settlement options, and executing alternative resolution strategies. Prior to that, he managed best execution, trading, and global pricing for a $4.5B monthly pipeline of home equity products at Countrywide Home Loans.
Greg McElroy took on the operations leadership role at AmeriHome in 2014. Prior to joining AmeriHome, he was an Executive Vice President at Bank of America on the Mortgage Default Servicing Complaint Resolution team, where he focused on regulatory and executive-level borrower issues. Previously, Greg was an EVP in the insurance divisions of Bank of America and Countrywide where he managed the sale and servicing of consumer direct insurance products to the captive mortgage origination and servicing client base. Prior to his position with Countrywide, Greg was the Controller for Clayton, Williams, & Sherwood – a residential real estate investment and property management company.
Randy Wiltshire is the Head of Credit Operations at AmeriHome where he is responsible for managing all underwriting and compliance functions for correspondent lending. Additional responsibilities include working directly with AmeriHome’s agency partners: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA, and USDA. Randy works with AmeriHome’s internal QC and Risk management departments to ensure high accuracy underwriting execution. He is also responsible for managing lending and compliance exceptions to AmeriHome’s published Seller Guide. Before joining AmeriHome, Randy served as Chief Credit Officer for Impac Companies, Director of Mortgage Operations for Citizens First Bancorp, and also had positions at Fifth Third Bank and Flagstar Bank. With 15 years of mortgage sales experience and another 15 years of credit, compliance, and operations experience, Randy brings a successful, practical approach to balancing sales, underwriting, compliance, and risk.
Steve Kolker is the SVP of Business Production Management for AmeriHome Correspondent Lending since May of 2016. He leads Correspondent Lending’s data and analytics, marketing and events, sales and revenue growth, and business systems teams. Steve has over 30 years of mortgage industry experience, including retail, consumer direct, wholesale, and correspondent lending channels. He has managed all facets of the mortgage business, with extensive expertise in leading fulfillment operations, sales, technology, and strategic initiative teams. In 1999 Steve founded Mandalay Mortgage, a top 40 national wholesale lender, and later became a Divisional EVP at Bank of America (formerly Countrywide) before taking on the role of COO at Skyline Financial Corp. More recently, he built and managed the wholesale lending divisions of E-Mortgage Management and NewLeaf Wholesale.
Chris Maturo joined AmeriHome in 2013 as one of its original founding members, responsible for sales and marketing. He currently manages the western sales region. Chris has over 23 years of mortgage experience, mostly in sales and marketing, client management, and sales management. Before joining AmeriHome, Chris was the Director of Sales at the Praedo Institute, a compliance and loan officer training company, where he helped increase national exposure and develop some of its compliance modules still in use today. Prior to Praedo, Chris was the VP of Sales and Business Development for Veritas Funding, a regional mortgage banker located in Salt Lake City, which followed his 8 years of sales and sales management experience in correspondent lending with Countrywide and then Bank of America.
Gil Lopez joined AmeriHome’s Correspondent Sales team in 2014 and is responsible for business growth and development and effective client relationship management in the 20 central states which comprise the Central Sales Region. He has over 25 years of mortgage industry expertise in sales leadership, business development, capital markets, and structured finance in various leadership roles with companies such as Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, New Century, PMI, and Bank One.
Bridget Williams currently serves as the Sales Executive managing the Eastern Sales Region for AmeriHome. Bridget has 23 years of mortgage banking experience which includes all three loan origination channels: retail, wholesale, and correspondent lending. The majority of her career was spent in sales management with Countrywide and Bank of America, and she ended her career there as the SVP of the Builder and Realtor segment where she was responsible for running a line of business that partnered with national builders and real estate companies. In addition to helping AmeriHome develop, she was also involved with the start-up company National MI, a mortgage insurance company. There she served as the SVP of Sales, responsible for hiring and training a 50-person sales team.