Roseville, CA — May 1, 2021 — American Pacific Mortgage (APM) announced the promotion and appointment of Sean Lamb as its Senior Vice President of Operations. Lamb is a long-time industry leader, including the last six years with APM. In his role as Senior VP of Operations, Lamb will oversee all operations and mortgage banking fulfillment departments, post-closing, offshore oversight, and investor relationships for the company.
Lamb played an instrumental role in helping APM navigate the unprecedented challenges and rewards of 2020, including deploying and managing a team of remote employees due to COVID-19 and managing staffing shortages throughout much of the year. He also played a crucial role in opening APM’s offshore fulfillment center to ease the burden on the stateside operations team instead of simply moving business to an offshore vendor. He did this while working with APM’s national recruiting team and staffing stateside centers to keep loan quality and turn times aligned with company commitments and loan officer expectations.
Lamb’s focus is aligned with APM’s mantra of being “100% focused on making our branch managers and loan officers look good.” To do this, Lamb works hand-in-hand with operations and production leadership to ensure that loans close on time, but also to ensure that they do so with every cylinder firing at the appropriate time. He also oversees strategic direction and management for several fulfillment models. This includes closing and underwriting at all fulfillment centers, in addition to managing credit, appraisal, and offshore resources. Sean focuses on maintaining and improving quality, production, and customer satisfaction in any lending environment, regardless of the organizational or regulatory changes happening at the time.
An Industry Insider
Lamb is a 25-year industry veteran that holds the CMB designation and currently serves as the vice president of the Oregon Mortgage Bankers Association (OMBA). In 2016, Lamb was a recipient of the APM Leadership Award, and in 2021 was awarded the Mortgage Insider Award by HousingWire.
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.