New American Funding, a leader in the mortgage industry, has named Joe Smith the new Regional Sales Manager over Arizona. Smith, a top-producing mortgage professional, will be responsible for expanding the company’s brand statewide by recruiting new Loan Officers, identifying additional branch locations, and growing sales volume. He’ll also work one-on-one with Loan Officers to maximize their loan production.
“I’m thrilled about this new opportunity,” said Smith. “You can do loans anywhere. I came to New American Funding because the culture and people make the difference. They’re willing to do whatever it takes to succeed. Furthermore, the marketing for Loan Officers is the best that I’ve seen in the industry. This winning combination makes it a great environment for the originator to thrive.”
Smith, who is a 15-year veteran in the mortgage industry, has worked as a branch manager for the majority of his career. In his previous role, Smith was the top-recruiting manager for the western division at an independent mortgage lender.
“Bringing Joe on board to New American Funding’s team has been an excellent fit. His integrity and first-rate reputation in the marketplace are in direct alignment with our goals and views,” said Milt Karavites, Regional VP. “We have the utmost confidence in his ability to lead our Arizona growth. Not only does he possess a passion for mortgage banking but he distinctly understands the needs of the Loan Officer, Real Estate Agent, and buyer.”
Smith looks forward to building New American Funding’s presence in Arizona because it’s a prime market for housing growth. He’s been in the region for more than 20 years since graduating from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
In his new position, Smith will be based in the Phoenix metro area.