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Brett McGovern

Brett McGovern

Chief Executive Officer

Brett McGovern is a Founder, the Chief Executive Officer and a Board Member of Bay Equity LLC. Mr. McGovern has more than 20 years experience in real estate sales and lending and leads the executive management team of Bay Equity. He is charged with charting the strategic direction of the company and is focused on steady, methodical growth partnering with only the best in our business.

Casey McGovern

Casey McGovern

President and Chief Production Officer

Casey McGovern is a Founder, a Managing Director and Board Member of Bay Equity LLC. Mr. McGovern is in his twelfth year as a mortgage industry sales professional. He is responsible for managing Bay Equity's loan production and operations.

Jon McGovern

Jon McGovern

Chief Business Development Officer

Jon McGovern is a Founder, a Managing Director and a Board Member of Bay Equity LLC. Mr. McGovern has 20 years experience in real estate lending. His broad experience covers underwriting, sales and executive management. He is responsible for key corporate functions including human resources and technology.

John Curtin

John Curtin

Executive Vice President - Corporate Initiatives

With 22 years in mortgage and finance, and as one of the founders of Bay Equity, John oversees Corporate Initiatives and Best Practices. He engages with Loan Officers throughout the company assisting them in using proven tools and new techniques to grow originations and improve the borrower experience.

Chad Santander

Chad Santander

Senior Executive Vice President, Capital Markets

Mr. Santander has 17 years of Mortgage Banking experience. The focus of his career has centered around the Capital Markets through trading and pricing roles with Freddie Mac and Tuttle & Co., as well as conduit, correspondent; and wholesale sales with ABN AMRO, HSBC, and Paul Financial.

Sue Melnick

Sue Melnick

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

Prior to joining Bay Equity, Ms. Melnick was a compliance and licensing consultant for the company. A licensed attorney for 17 years, Sue Melnick has expertise in litigation, mortgage compliance and consumer law. She is responsible for all aspects of compliance and for consumer issues.

Autumn Van Rooy

Autumn Van Rooy

Executive Vice President - Branch Finance and Onboarding

Autumn has been in the mortgage industry for more than 15 years. His vast experience has been in mortgage company roles including President, CFO, Executive VP, Divisional VP, Regional Manager and Loan Officer. He specializes in developing and maintaining production and creating financial and cultural success for retail locations within the corporate framework.

Paul Chevez

Paul Chevez

Senior Executive Vice President, Finance

Paul Chevez has nearly 20 years experience in the mortgage industry. After starting in 1993 as a retail loan officer, he migrated to the secondary marketing and finance sides of Mortgage Banking. He has held the roles of Controller, CFO, and Director of Secondary Marketing. At Bay Equity, his main responsibilities include assisting in the strategic development of the company and managing all financial functions.

Philip Mikolaj

Philip Mikolaj

Executive Vice President, Technology

Philip Mikolaj brings to Bay Equity an impressive track record in information technology and senior level management. His background includes creating state-of-the-art IT systems for fast growing mortgage companies and start-ups. Plus, he has been responsible for implementing mortgage banking software at more than 100 mortgage bankers nationwide.

John Marler

John Marler

Executive Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Mr. Marler is responsible for Bay Equity’s Marketing, as well as for internal and external communications. He was a consultant to Bay Equity for several years before joining the company. His prior experience include overseeing marketing and communications for a nationwide lender and a career in broadcast journalism.

Lorraine Coppa

Lorraine Coppa

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Lorraine is an accomplished Human Resource professional with proven expertise in organizational development, best practices, and strategic planning. Lorraine provides oversight in all Human Resource functions, including employee relations, benefits, payroll and compensation.

Sharon Echols

Sharon Echols

Senior Vice President - Credit and Underwriting

An industry veteran of more than 30 years, Sharon is responsible for all aspects of credit policy, credit risk and underwriting. Sharon works closely with Bay Equity branches to streamline the process of loan production.

Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Corbett is a respected and experienced entrepreneur and business leader. He founded the Sacramento Entrepreneurial Academy which prepares highly motivated students from University of California, Davis and Sacramento State to successfully create and manage new businesses. He was Chairman of the Dean's Advisory Council for the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. He served for a decade as Vice Chairman/Board Member of Sacramento Commercial Bank, a $200 million bank that was sold in 2000. He is currently Chairman and President of Spectrum Capital Corporation.

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