New American Funding is excited to bring Aprile McKnight onboard as Branch Manager to open the company’s new Newport Beach branch. As an Orange County native, McKnight is excited to bring mortgage lending services to this community.


McKnight started her career at Bank of America as a retail Loan Originator in 1988. Throughout the course of her career, McKnight has also worked in Wholesale, as a financial analyst for Bank America Real Estate (BARE) and as Vice President of Business Development in Orange County for RPM Mortgage; however her true passion has always been in retail origination. She has consistently been ranked nationally in the top 5% for wholesale account executives and belongs to the Platinum Club, only available to the top ten account executives in the country.


Over the past four years McKnight watched New American Funding and was impressed by the company’s growth and success; in October of 2014 she decided joining the team was the right move for her. She says that she could not be more pleased with this decision and is excited about the depth of products the company offers. “New American Funding’s desire to understand the needs of originators today [is what allows them] to continue to bring more tools to the table and enhance their level of success. I plan to combine all these tools with my desire to compliment and support great originators into a powerhouse branch that supports Coastal Orange County.”