Interfirst Mortgage hires new VP of regional wholesale market production

Company continues to invest in its wholesale channel to support expansion efforts

Interfirst Mortgage hires new VP of regional wholesale market production

Interfirst Mortgage Company has announced the appointment of seasoned leader Tony Santangelo (pictured) as vice president of regional wholesale production for the East Coast.

Based in North Carolina, Santangelo will be in charge of hiring and training sales account executives to expand Interfirst’s wholesale market share and client base across the East Coast. Interfirst said that Santangelo’s main goal is to rapidly grow the region’s team over the next 12 months.

The mortgage industry veteran brings 34 years of expertise in wholesale lending production and has led more than 200 account executives during his career. Santangelo joined Interfirst from Atlanta-based fintech firm Symmetry, where he served as area manager. He has also held leadership roles at LoanStream Wholesale, Pacific Union Financial, Homeward Residential Client Select, and more.

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“We are very excited to have Tony’s leadership and passion for client service in this important market,” said Mike Tague, senior vice president of national wholesale production at Interfirst. “With a proven track record in both attracting and managing teams of high-quality account executives, Tony will be an important part in helping to increase Interfirst’s East Coast wholesale market share.”

“Over the last 10 years, the wholesale lending industry has changed dramatically, and Interfirst 2.0 has been at the forefront of leading this change,” Santangelo said. “Interfirst’s combination of technology and its high touch relationship approach is the future of wholesale lending and offers account executives the opportunity to better serve their clients and significantly grow their base of business. I’m excited to be a part of this forward-thinking company and be able to hire driven, best-in-class production talent to expand our East Coast presence.”

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