Interfirst Mortgage Gets New VP Regional Wholesale Production

Interfirst Mortgage Company (Interfirst), a private equity-backed mortgage originator, announced that Tony Santangelo has joined the Company as Vice President, Regional Wholesale Production for the East Coast.

Mr. Santangelo, who will be based in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, will be responsible for hiring and training outside sales account executives to grow Interfirst’s wholesale market share and client base across the East Coast. Mr. Santangelo will report directly to Mike Tague, Senior Vice President of National Wholesale Production, and have two account executives, Alison Murphy (Connecticut) and Carolyn Arthur (Virginia), report directly to him. Mr. Santangelo’s primary objective is to rapidly expand the region’s team of account executives over the next 12 months.

Mr. Santangelo brings 34 years of mortgage industry experience to Interfirst, primarily in wholesale lending production and has overseen more than 200 account executives throughout his career. He also has experience working in mortgage insurance, second mortgage financing and retail lending, Before joining Interfirst, Mr. Santangelo was an Area Manager for Symmetry in Atlanta, Georgia. Previously, he served as Vice President, Southeast Regional Manager for Pacific Union Financial.

“We are very excited to have Tony’s leadership and passion for client service in this important market,” said Mike Tague. “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,” said Mr. Santangelo. “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.”

Interfirst continues to expand its geographic footprint across the U.S. to include its loan offerings to all 50 states and is currently licensed in 31 states and the District of Columbia.