Slide Hamilton Group Funding Leadership Team

Mr. Korell joined Hamilton in 2012 and served as President/CEO through December 2017. Formerly he was SVP of Strategic Partnerships in the mortgage banking group at JP Morgan Chase, CEO of GMAC Mortgage Group, and CEO of Residential Funding Corporation. He served on the Mortgage Bankers Association National Board of Governors and was Vice Chairman of the International Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity. Mr. Korell earned a BS degree with high honors from the University of Wisconsin School of Engineering and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Mark Korell

Chairman of the Board

A former Hamilton Group Funding Advisory Board member, Mr. Sheehy’s leadership roles encompass JP Morgan Chase, Freddie Mac, GMAC Mortgage Group and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a BA degree in business/managerial economics and a MBA degree in economics.

Pat Sheehy

President and Chief Executive Officer

Robert Solarana joins Hamilton Group Funding with more than 20 years of financial and operational expertise.  He brings a diverse background as a senior finance executive with leadership experience in consumer and commercial finance, e-commerce and retail. Robert will oversee finance, accounting, servicing and business operations for Hamilton Group Funding’s lending team headquartered in Sunrise, Florida.

Rob Solarana

Chief Financial Officer

Chris Caballero, SVP,  Chief Information Officer for Hamilton Group Funding.  Chris joined Hamilton Group Funding in October 2012 and is a 26 year mortgage business veteran.  Chris is a customer centric individual with extensive mortgage and management experience.  He is focused on supporting the needs of the organization for both operations and sales.  Chris has a broad background in various areas of mortgage banking including Secondary Marketing and Technology.  He is the Administrator for Encompass, Roostify, and Optimal Blue at Hamilton Group Funding.  Chris was previously with J.I. Kislak and FIS.  Chris attended Miami Dade College.

Chris Caballero

SVP Chief Information Officer

Tammy Scott joined Hamilton in 2011, she has more than 22 years of progressive experience in the mortgage industry and exceptional knowledge of regulations and laws governing the mortgage industry. In this capacity, she is responsible for the direction and oversight of all aspects of regulatory compliance, quality control, licensing and monitoring state and federal regulations.  Prior to joining Hamilton, she served at Circle Mortgage as their Sr. Compliance Analyst and Quality Control Auditor. Ms. Scott has also worked as the Secondary Marketing Manager for First NLC Financial Services and ContiMortgage. Ms. Scott formerly held the position of Human Resources Director for The Phorsite Group.  Ms. Scott has a bachelor degree in finance, She is a licensed loan originator in 24 states, Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager and certified as a Senior Professional Human Resources.

Tammy Scott

SVP Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. Bagley started his mortgage banking career after serving in the U.S. armed forces in the Military Intelligence Linguistics branch where he earned Top Secret clearance in U.S. and Foreign intelligence matters. After leaving the military, Mr. Bagley held senior level positions in sales, operations and credit risk management for Norwest Mortgage, First Equity Mortgage, JP Morgan Chase and most recently with WCS Lending as their Senior Credit Risk Manager. With more than 20 years in the mortgage banking industry, Mr. Bagley’s background, leadership and experience in sales, administration, and credit risk adds tremendous value to our organization.

Bob Bagley

SVP Chief Credit Policy Officer

Debra Keller joined Hamilton Group Funding in December 2019 as a SVP Divisional Production Executive.  She has over 30 years of experience leading Sales and Operations teams.  Debra is a graduate of the State University of Buffalo New York, and has consistently created a  team culture focused on results and delivering an exceptional customer experience. She had held a variety of leadership positions at HSBC, FirstBank Florida, and most recently Valley Bank.

Deb Keller

SVP Divisional Production Executive

Ms. Nunez has over 25 years of business development and operations management experience in the financial service and real estate industries. Ms. Nunez joined Hamilton Group Funding in 2011 as Vice President/Regional Manager and most recently served as National Director of Branch and Business Development. Prior to joining Hamilton, Ms. Nunez held several high level management positions with MetLife and ResMac mortgage lenders as well as Procter & Gamble where she was responsible for corporate growth and strategic market expansion. Ms. Nunez earned a BA degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the American University’s Kogod School of Business.

Myriam Nunez

SVP Divisional Production Executive

Professionally, I have truly found my calling. In 1988, working as a finance executive, I was given the opportunity to take a chance and enter what was a relatively new industry in mortgage financing. The first year was tough, learning a new business, but at the end I have found myself as one of the very few people who love to come to work every day.

As a natural problem solver, I enjoy helping my each of my customers discover how to obtain homeownership and help them navigate through the home buying process. I still get thrill with each mortgage approval, as I get that feeling of satisfaction every time I see one of my customers realize that they too will have a home of their own and raise a family, creating their own memories to last a lifetime.

Howard Vernick

SVP National Production Executive

Ira Goldberg is an Executive Sales Manager for Hamilton Group Funding and the managing partner of First Trust Mortgage Corporation, one of Hamilton’s largest DBA partners. Mr. Goldberg was previously the Regional Vice President of Countrywide Home Loans and has held various executive leadership positions.

Ira Goldberg

Executive Sales Manager

Jim McCaughan is a senior executive and Regional Vice President for Hamilton Group Funding. In 1972, Mr. McCaughan founded McCaughan Home Lending, a division of Hamilton Group Funding, with multiple offices in Southwest Florida. Mr. McCaughan has also held numerous executive level positions with the MBA of Florida, Lee County Housing Authority, and with United First Federal Savings and Loan. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame.

Jim McCaughan

VP Regional Sales Manager

Ms. Loney has more than 20 years in the mortgage industry and a decade in results-driven management. She is known for her expertise in maximizing productivity and market share growth. Ms. Loney was the Underwriting Operations Manager at JP Morgan Chase and Executive Vice President/National Operations Manager for First NLC Financial Services. She has also held senior level positions of Operations Manager at New South Federal Bank, and Senior Trainer at Citibank. Her breadth of experience covers all aspects of mortgage, from origination through closing.

Karen Loney

VP Branch Support and Training

Mr. Amico joined Hamilton Group Funding in 2012 with more than 20 years of senior management mortgage banking experience.  A graduate of the University of New York at Buffalo, Mr. Amico has developed a distinguished track record of improving sales growth and the clients experience by holding leadership positions in retail bank loan originations, operations, and service delivery units for large financial institutions such as Barnett Bank, Bank of America and Colonial Bank.

David Amico

VP Business & Product Development

Amanda Smith joined HGF in 2014 and has worked as an HR professional for over ten years.  Prior to joining HGF, she worked as an HR Manager for PMAC Lending (formerly WCS Lending).  As a graduate from Florida State University, Amanda started her career in Human Resources at Nordstrom and gained insight and experience regarding what it takes to build a strong company culture and a work environment that attracts top talent.  Amanda has extensive experience in leading and developing the Human Resources department and oversees benefit administration, employee compensation, employee performance management/talent development, new hire and new branch on-boarding as well as various complex legal and compliance matters surrounding employment law and compensation.

Amanda Smith

SVP Human Resources Manager