Meet Our Sales Leaders

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Tim Arrington, VP of Sales

NMLS #717914

Tim Arrington is an experienced home-financing professional committed to providing exceptional service from application to closing. Tim is a graduate of the University of Alabama, with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He has been in the mortgage business since 1998, with experience as a mortgage: loan officer, sales trainer and sales manager.

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Stephen Carpitella, VP of Sales

NMLS# 15331

Stephen is a proven leader with over 13 years of experience in the mortgage industry. He holds an accounting and finance degree from Rider University and is a former CPA. Stephen is a highly successful individual loan originator and was ranked 20th in the nation for FHA loan volume in 2012 and 25th overall for Reverse mortgage origination.

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James Driscoll, VP of Sales

NMLS# 21420

I have more than 25 years of experience helping clients with their home financing. I understand the needs of a first-time homebuyer as well as those of an investor purchasing multiple properties.

The clients and Realtors® I work with know that I deliver on the promises that I make. I have a keen understanding of the credit scoring model allowing clients to maximize their credit score and get the best rate possible. With **The Ten Day Close** I give clients a way to make competitive offers and I give Realtors® a way to save deals that are falling apart.

Finally, I believe the process should revolve around my clients. I meet when and where it’s most convenient for the client. And I am always available – my phone is never off!

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Freddy Cova, VP of Sales

NMLS# 231300

Freddy J Cova is the Vice President of Equity Prime Mortgage’s Silver Spring, MD office. Freddy came to the United States of America on February 2nd, 2000 and then began his career as an MLO in 2002. Since then, he has accumulated over 15 years of experience in the mortgage industry and began with Equity Prime as VP of Sales in 2016. Freddy’s ultimate goal is to help client’s begin their loan journey with us, and reach out to potential homeowners to work with them in solidifying their future.

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Michelle Herbst, VP of Sales

NMLS #1459242

Michelle Herbst VP of Sales and a Mortgage Loan Originator. She graduated from Radford University with a degree in Psychology and proceeded to start her career in the mortgage industry in 1993. Michelle commenced her career in the mortgage industry with a large national company where she held positions that included Closer, Processor, Closing Supervisor, Post Closing Manager, Underwriter and finally a Wholesale Account Executive. She has been able to do over 5000 mortgage loans so far in her career, and opened an Equity Prime Mortgage branch in Cary, North Carolina.

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Desmond Ladd, VP of Sales

NMLS# 103696

Desmond Ladd is the Vice President of Equity Prime Mortgage’s Hartford, CT office. With 14 years in the mortgage industry, he began his journey with Equity Prime Mortgage in February of 2017, and has successfully helped his clients venture toward their dream home. Desmond’s attention to detail and quality assurance has led our client’s toward a successful and sustainable future.

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Edgar Lozada, VP of Sales

NMLS# 21116

Based in Orlando, Edgar Lozada is a passionate, genuine and self motivated individual who adheres to the belief that building and maintaining relationships are the keys to success.  As the Vice President of Sales for Equity Prime Mortgage Orlando, Edgar and his team with a diverse set of personalities and skills will ensure your mortgage needs are not only met, but exceeded from beginning to the end of the mortgage process.  Edgar has mastered how to couple hard work with efficiency, and realizes how important timing is to any venture.  He has been in the industry for over 20 years.

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Mike Manieri, VP of Sales

NMLS# 231924

Vice President of Equity Prime Mortgage LLC of Orlando, Mike Manieri, NMLS# 231924 has been in the mortgage business since 2000. Mike brought his leadership skills and expertise with him to Equity Prime in 2011. He increased his sales staff and Production numbers to 5 times that of when he joined. Mike routinely tells his team, “You absolutely MUST over communicate with your clients. Educate them on the programs and processes.”

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Leslie McGarry, VP of Sales

NMLS #369740

Leslie is currently the VP of Sales for Equity Prime's Las Vegas Office. She has an extensive background and experience in every facet of the mortgage industry including operations, sales, management and originating. Leslie currently oversees a team of mortgage professionals and operations staff delivering engaging live facilitation and training to help to organically grow their businesses. Leslie's prides herself on the engagement and adaptability of her team.

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Sam Patel, VP of Sales

NMLS #119511

Sam Patel has been working in the mortgage industry for over 10 years. With a heavy background in developing process-flows for the industry, Sam understands how every aspect of the operation and individual involved in the loan process adds value to the service Equity Prime Mortgage delivers as an organization. He’s consistently looking to challenge his team and find creative solutions to help streamline and speed up the lending process.

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Ryan Sanford, VP of Sales

NMLS #119511

Ryan Sanford has had over 13 years of experience in the mortgage industry. It is this love for what he does that has led him to his current position as the Vice President for Equity Prime Mortgage in the St. Louis area. This is a role that allows me to be involved in the day to day direction of the company, while also overseeing every aspect of the loan process for my clients, from application to funding.

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Nick Tantanella, VP of Sales

NMLS #216424

Nick grew up in Augusta, GA before attending Georgia Southern University where he obtained a BBA in Finance. He has grown within the company as first an LO, then a sales manager, and now a VP running the Equity Prime Mortgage Buckhead office. Nick says, “Over the last 15 years I have been responsible for funding billions of dollars in loan volume, closing well over 6,000 transactions, as well as providing guidance and advice to tens of thousands of applicants.”

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Steve Tiscione, VP of Sales

NMLS# 3689

Steve Tiscione is a Vice President of Equity Prime Mortgage’s Atlanta, Georgia office and a licensed mortgage loan originator. With over 13 years of personal experience in the mortgage industry and over 7 years working with Equity Prime Mortgage, Steve provides preeminent service and expert advice to our clients. To read client testimonials on Steve Tiscione and his superior results, click here.

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