AmeriFirst Home Mortgage, a division of AmeriFirst Financial Corp. headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, announced the addition of Jamie Brown, a 20-plus year mortgage industry veteran, as Southeast Regional Manager. In this role, Brown will oversee and drive AmeriFirst’s expansion into Florida. He will work out of Winter Park and Tampa, Florida offices.
AmerFirst was founded in 1983 by Mark Jones and David Gahm. The lender is licensed in a dozen states across the Midwest and Southeast and offers a full line of mortgage products including FHA loans, VA mortgage loans, USDA Rural Development loans, Renovation loans, and conventional lending.
“Our success is dependent upon our most prized resource … our people. Jamie personifies service and always puts others before himself–true qualities of a great leader. He and his team are integral to our future growth,” said Gahm.
Brown is joining a company that was recently recognized by Inc. 5000 for its 78 percent business growth over a three-year period.
“We’ve always stressed the importance of hiring the right people that fit our culture. Jamie’s exceptional work ethic, authentic character and strong track record exemplifies the quality of talent we have surrounded ourselves with at AmeriFirst. Everyone here shares the mission of ensuring our customers have an outstanding mortgage experience,” said Jones.
Brown previously owned his own mortgage brokerage firm that he sold to Prospect Mortgage in 2010; he then served as Area Production Manager for them until 2012. He was then hired as a Market Leader at Movement Mortgage in October of 2012 to lead in the Orlando, Tampa Bay, and Sarasota markets, until he recently resigned his position to accept this new opportunity with AmeriFirst. “I’m honored to be in this position and already feel part of the family. I now see why the cornerstone of AmeriFirst’s messaging is, “Welcome Home.”