Our leadership

Rick Arvielo CEO

Rick Arvielo, self-taught entrepreneur with a passion for marketing, founded his third business, New American Funding in 2003. Rick's proven formula of marrying marketing and proprietary technology to grow businesses from the ground up has led to the continuing success of his latest endeavor.

Patty Arvielo President

Patty Arvielo started her career from scratch, reaching out of her immediate circle and comfort zone to break into a business when she had no previous experience. Thirty-five years later, she is a nationally recognized business woman; leading a mortgage bank with about 2,900 employees and approximately 218 branches across the nation.

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 Director of National Retail Sales

Sam Ellsworth is Director 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 profitability.

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