Roseville, CA — July 26,2021 — American Pacific Mortgage (APM) announced the promotion and appointment of Michele Buschman as its Chief Information Officer, a new position for the company. She has 29 years of experience in the mortgage industry, holding various leadership roles in both operations and technology. As the Chief Information Officer at APM, Buschman is responsible for day-to-day operations, application support, infrastructure, data security management, vendor management, and project management for the entire company.
Buschman joined APM in 2014 and was most recently the Senior VP of Information Services and is accredited for her insight and strategic planning in the rollout of APM’s vast technology stack, as well the company’s security and data integrity and systems. In her time at APM, Buschman has grown APM’s technology team by more than 800% all while constantly integrating new solutions to support the systems and software needed to meet company initiatives.
A Focus on Solutions
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. She 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 welcomes Buschman to the leadership team. This is the second woman-held chief promotion for the company in 2021.
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.