The Stevie® Awards for Great Employers have selected New American Funding the winner of the 2017 gold award for “Employer of the Year in Financial Services”. This is the second year in a row that the national mortgage lender has claimed the top prize in the international competition, which recognizes the world’s best employers and human resources professionals.
“We’re very proud to be a two-time gold Stevie® winner for Employer of the Year. We believe it’s a reflection of our commitment to make our employees our top priority,” commented Rick Arvielo, CEO of New American Funding. “Our mission has been to create a fun, friendly, and family-oriented culture that inspires people to love working at New American Funding.”
The Stevies received more than 500 nominations in various categories from companies around the world and selected New American Funding a winner based on scores from a panel of judges and votes from the general public. The committee also named Rick Arvielo the bronze winner for People-Focused CEO of the Year, an award which recognizes executives who make their organizations great.
In the past year, Arvielo has led New American Funding into record-breaking growth, which includes hiring 1200+ people and adding 36 retail branches. Despite the company’s rapid expansion, Arvielo maintains an open-door policy and takes time to personally recognize employee accomplishments.
New American Funding has become one of the fastest-growing companies in America and has created a thriving culture by:
- Hosting fun Friday events which include food trucks, photobooth sessions, and food eating relays
- Launching a new employee benefits program that provides more robust coverage
- Building a 25,000 square foot on-the-job training facility for career advancement
Recently, Fortune also recognized the company as a Best Workplace for Millennials and Women.