Rick Arvielo founded New American Funding in 2003 with a vision of creating a mortgage company that would operate as an efficient nationwide mortgage lender, focused on good pricing, fast closings and excellent customer service. The company is now an approved Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae seller/servicer, and has grown to include a retail-based lending division, a builder division and a large servicing unit.

A leader in the industry, Arvielo is involved in several associations that play a vital role in the mortgage banking sphere. On a national level, he is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, where he serves in an elected position on the steering committee for the Mortgage Action Alliance Committee, sits on the Residential Board of Governors and is the 2017-2018 Chairman of MORPAC, the MBA’s political action committee.

In 2016, the American Business Awards honored Arvielo with a Silver Stevie Award for Executive of the Year in Financial Services, and Ernst & Young recognized him as the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Orange County.