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Leadership Profiles

Rick Arvielo, CEO

Patty Arvielo, President

Christy Bunce, Chief Operations Officer


Rick Arvielo - CEO and President

Rick Arvielo, CEO

New American Funding was born from Rick's vision of a mortgage company that would operate as a proficient call center, focused on good pricing, fast home closes and excellent customer service. The company has grown to include a Retail-Based Lending Division, a Wholesale Division and is an approved Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae Seller/Servicer.

As a leader in the industry, Rick is involved in several member associations that play a vital role in the current and future states of mortgage banking. He sits on the Executive Board of Directors for the California Mortgage Bankers Association(CMBA) and is active in their Mortgage Quality Assurance Committee. On a national level, Rick is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and participates in their Mortgage Action Alliance Committee and MORPAC, the MBA’s Political Action Committee. Rick’s drive to be involved in these associations comes from his passion in wanting to make a positive impact on the industry for future generations.


Patty Arvielo, Managing Director

Patty Arvielo, President

With more than 30 years of experience in mortgage, Patty has risen to the top executive ranks in the industry. Along with her leadership role as President and co-founder of a successful nationwide direct mortgage lender, Patty is also a member of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, is on the Risk Management Committee for the Mortgage Bankers Association, resides on the Freddie Mac Community Lender Advisory Board and serves as a member of the Fannie Mae Affordable Housing Advisory Council.  Patty continues to manage the operations and sales from coast-to-coast for all branch offices and staff of New American Funding. Using her extensive experience in residential lending, she also helped New American Funding form its own Retail-based Lending Division.


Christy Bunce - Vice President

Christy Bunce, Chief Operations Officer

In 2008, Christy was invited to join the New American Funding team to lead the company’s sales and operations. Her experience in the big platforms at Countrywide and Greenlight Financial Services gave Christy the know-how to help the mortgage banker grow to new heights.

The Chief Operations Officer recognizes the many strengths of the company: its longevity, well-established structure, strong leaders and dedicated employees. She believes the company’s quick adaptability to fluctuating market conditions ensures its stability and continual growth.