Roseville, CA — December 1, 2021— National Mortgage Professional released its annual Inspiring Women of 2021 in Mortgage Lending and American Pacific Mortgage is thrilled to announce that Michele Buschman, Chief Information Officer, was recognized.
Michele joined APM in 2014 to lead and develop our Information Services Team. Her responsibilities include overseeing daily operations and strategy of all APM infrastructure, systems, software applications, data, development, technical support, and security and supporting the organization at a nationwide level. Michele performs the role of CIO, CTO and CISO.
A Focus on Solutions
In her time at APM, Michele has grown APM’s technology team by more than 800%, while strategically integrating and improving solutions to support company objectives.
As a leader at APM, Buschman stresses that her team members listen and pay attention to the needs of the company to uncover challenges where Information technology can provide solutions and make the company more efficient, secure, scalable, and profitable. Culturally, Buschman has built her teams around attributes of inclusiveness, a family atmosphere, continuous learning, and fun.
Over the course of her career, Buschman has led teams that have been integral in changing how mortgage lending is done. Michele helped create the first internet product search and pricing engine technology, which the company received a patent for and led to major changes in how all lenders do transactions. She also led a group of developers in building private-label technology to implement and sell, as well as helped transform one of the first web APIs that successfully entered the market. These two tech tools have been key in an ever-changing technological landscape.
APM is honored to have Michele lead the company as the Chief Information Officer and knows there is no one more deserving of this recognition than her.
About American Pacific Mortgage
American Pacific Mortgage (APM) was founded in 1996 and is a national retail mortgage lender best known for Creating Experiences That MatterTM for our people and our customers. Headquartered in Roseville, California, APM is ranked as a top mortgage lender in the U.S. and continues to win multiple awards annually including Top Mortgage Lender, CalHFA’s Lending Heroes, Top Veteran Originators, Most Loved Employer, Diversity Jobs Employer, and Top Places to Work. The company funds over $22 billion annually, is licensed in 49 states, employs more than 3,500 people, and has over 200 branches across the U.S., many of which operate under their own local DBA name. APM’s rallying cry is to be 100% focused on our originators and branch managers because when they look good, our customers reap the benefits. Their charitable entity, APMCares, is entirely funded and run by employees and supports a diverse array of organizations throughout the country with funds and volunteer hours, as well as assistance for employees who are struggling due to a medical, financial, or bereavement hardship.