The national mortgage lender expands its high-profile leadership team.
Equity Prime Mortgage (EPM), one of the United States’ highest-performing national lenders, consistently seeks new ways to motivate its teams through effective, future-proofed leadership. The company doesn’t take its recruitment process lightly and invests much thought into hiring candidates who can enrich departments with the utmost morale and enthusiasm.
EPM has already made one of its first promotions this year and is delighted to appoint Stephen Carpitella as its Chief Retail Officer. Carpitella, who has worked for the company for over a decade, will lead and direct all retail functions, developing financial and service performance goals to help his team excel.
“When you know, you know. Working for a company that stands for empowering people more, it is crystal clear that this is a marriage made in heaven,” says Carpitella. “My career goal has always been to either start my own company or lead one with a mission statement to serve others. I have been evolving toward this role all along.”
Introducing Stephen Carpitella
Carpitella has already proven his experience and skills as a proactive leader, having spent nearly 20 years managing teams in the mortgage arena. He studied accounting and finance at Rider University and then worked in public accounting at a CPA firm. During his tenure, Carpitella and his team supported around 10,000 families by providing loans totaling approximately three billion in volume. He is also one of the top originators in the U.S.
Additionally, Carpitella has a long history with EPM. He has been a central part of the management team for over 11 years, formerly serving as the Vice President. Last year, he closed 692 units for 224 million in personal production alone. This achievement has set a high standard for his colleagues to match.
“With a strong background in finance and accounting and the mentality that a relationship is more important than a loan, I always knew I could level the playing field for the consumer in a world where there is a lack of education about managing our finances,” says Carpitella. “This is the edge I have and bring to the table for all the unknowing and underserved. All of the originators I have coached over the years, including the ones I am currently coaching, are groomed with this same mindset as we continue to grow mortgage professionalism in this industry. We are now one step closer.”
It’s no surprise that EPM’s CEO Eddy Perez is so pleased to introduce Carpitella as the latest manager to the national lender’s senior team.
“One of my fondest journeys to experience is watching from when Steve first arrived compared to the trailblazer leader he is today,” says Perez. “The extraordinary leadership he’s going to provide for our retail offices, along with our future crewmates, will be unparalleled in the industry. This promotion has been 10 years in the making, and we are elated.”
“Couldn’t think of a more fitting candidate than Steve for this role,” adds Phil Mancuso, president of EPM. “You talk about the consummate professional. You talk about someone that knows how to pay the price for excellence. You talk about someone that has hit every high and exceeded every goal. Most importantly, you talk about someone that has been woven into the fabric of EPM. That’s Steve. And the team he’s built is as big a part of this as anything, in that they give him the support and backstop to take this to the moon.”
Headquartered in Atlanta, EPM operates out of 18 office locations and is licensed in 49 states. EPM started its journey in the middle of the 2008 mortgage crisis. Since then, the company has become one of the top mortgage lenders in the U.S. While many lenders only work with one type of borrower, EPM does not impose this limitation. This means that all prospective homebuyers can access the same cost savings and benefits, regardless of their financial and credit profiles. EPM offers multitudes of lending resources to meet each client’s needs, including FHA, 203K, reverse, conventional, VA, and USDA loans. The equal housing lender is also a trusted Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and Ginnie Mae seller and servicer.
Empowerment sits at the heart of EPM’s mission to provide the resources and voice required to achieve financial empowerment for clients. The lender is dedicated to offering the best financial services, communication, and assistance to communities throughout the country.
Learn more about EPM at www.epm.net.