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APM Announces Production Leadership
Promotions Amid Company Growth

Roseville, CA — February 23, 2022— American Pacific Mortgage, a national retail mortgage lender known for creating experiences that matter, has announced a slew of new promotions within its production leadership. These promotions come on the heels of a record year in the mortgage industry, inspiring APM’s newest motto, “Growth is in our DNA.”

“Everyone at APM – from our branch managers and loan officers to our support staff, corporate personnel and regional vice presidents – killed it last year. It was the best year in company history.” said Ned Payant, President of APM. “But our growth doesn’t stop when interest rates rise. Not when growth is in your DNA. These individuals will help set the pace for an even bigger year in 2022 and beyond.”

  • New Vice Presidents, who will support APM’s national growth strategies, include:
  • Dustin Sheppard as Executive Vice President of National Production
  • Dustin Block as Vice President of Growth, Central Region
  • Darren Nolander as Vice President of Growth, Western Region
  • James Essen as Vice President of Growth, Eastern Region

APM Regional Vice Presidents will provide oversight and resources to their region’s branches:
  • Fred Kreger (Midwest)
  • Kevin Caruca (Southwest)
  • Suzi Bertolli (Central California)
  • Kevin Lowman (Northern California)
  • Les Bedford (Northwest)
Additional director and SVP promotions will support partner growth, onboarding and transition. They include:
  • Michael Guidatti as Senior Vice President of Divisionals and Joint Ventures
  • Halee Daily as Director of Production Education & Training
  • Lindsey Writer as Director of Integration

“These hardworking individuals have proven themselves through all phases of the market cycle,” Payant continued. “We are so excited to acknowledge what their dedication and support have meant up to APM to this point and are even more excited to see what they can do next.”

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.