Co-Founder and President
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Education: N/A Company Name: New American Funding Industry: Mortgage Lending Company CEO: Rick Arvielo Company Headquarters Location: Tustin, California Number of Employees: 4,800+ Words you live by: If you see it, you can be it. Who is your personal hero? My husband, Rick What book are you reading? OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say?: A Non-Boring Guide to How Our Democracy Is Supposed to Work by Ben Sheehan What was your first job? Clerical Position at TransUnion Credit Favorite charity: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County Interests: Traveling and spending time with my friends and family Family: My husband, Rick; daughter, Tara; and my two sons, Trevor and Dominic
I work directly with eager learners from both outside and inside New American Funding to provide them with the tools they need to find success in their career. It’s also why I established a new internal mentorship program that will see experienced, senior-level employees matched up with earlier career employees for extensive guidance and career training.
Their Future Is Our Future I’ve been very fortunate in my career, having built a successful company that is thriving and reaching new heights with each passing month. Our success is driven by our people—they’re our greatest resource. Now, more than anything, I want to do everything I can to support them, and help them grow and build their careers in the mortgage business. My chief goal now is to see our amazing team members flourish. Mentorship is a passion of mine. I have long sought to share
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my experience and expertise with those who are at earlier stages in their career to help them pursue their dreams. That’s why I established the “Thrive and Lead” mentorship program three years ago. Through that program, I work directly with eager learners from both outside and inside New American Funding to provide them with the tools they need to find success in their career. It’s also why I established a new internal mentorship program that will see experienced, senior-level
employees matched up with earlier career employees for extensive guidance and career training. These programs all have the same purpose: to continue investing in our most valuable asset, our people. They are the greatest investment I can make, and I have no plans of slowing down or scaling back. It’s just the opposite, in fact. I plan to continue mentoring and driving others to do the same. When our team succeeds, we succeed. Their growth is our growth. Their future is our future.