Our leadership

Rick Arvielo CEO

Raised in Palm Springs, CA, Rick grew up in a family environment embracing honesty, creativity, and industriousness. With an entrepreneurial spirit at heart, he started his first business at only 16 years old. A few years later, he launched his second business, Paradon Industries, where he focused on the myriad of advantages gained by infusing technology into the business model.

Patty Arvielo President

With more than 35 years of experience in mortgage, Patty has risen to the top executive ranks and become a source of lending expertise for the industry. She is co-founder of New American Funding, and in addition to her role as President of the national mortgage banker, she continues to originate loans while managing all sales and operations.

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.

Jan Preslo Executive Vice President of Retail Production

Jan Preslo is Executive Vice President of Retail Production at New American Funding. As a key member of the senior leadership team, Jan oversees the loan operations platform, the training of the retail workforce, the development of new loan products, the reverse team and builder platform. She works closely with Regional Managers to expand their teams and open new branches across the nation.

Jon Reed Executive Vice President of Retail Sales

Jon Reed is an award-winning mortgage professional who joined New American Funding in October of 2012. As Executive Vice President of Retail Sales, Jon has been instrumental in expanding New American Funding’s presence beyond California and into new markets. He oversees loan production at nearly 130 nationwide branches and daily works to make sure the retail division remains profitable. Jon also r...

Sam Ellsworth Senior Vice President of National Retail Sales

Sam Ellsworth is Senior Vice President of National Retail Sales for New American Funding and on a day-to-day basis, he works closely with the core sales force to increase their loan production while coming alongside regional managers to expand their market share. He also simultaneously recruits new loan teams to build upon New American Funding’s existing workforce and to continue increasing its pr...

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