Brian Simon Appointed CEO of Caliber Funding

Brian Simon as been appointed CEO of Irving, Tex.-based Caliber Funding, a wholesale and retail originator of prime, conforming, FHA and VA mortgages. Simon was most recently COO at Freedom Mortgages, which has offices throughout New Jersey.

PRESS RELEASE:

Dallas based Mortgage Search & Acquisition (MSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Simon as Chief Executive Officer at Caliber Funding in Irving, Texas.

Caliber Funding LLC is a growing wholesale and retail originator of prime, conforming, FHA and VA mortgages. Caliber operates in 44 states across the United States, with operations centers in Texas and Arizona. For more information on Caliber Funding, please visit ww.caliberwholesale.com.

Simon brings nearly 20 years of financial services experience to Caliber, with a demonstrated passion for success. He was most recently the Chief Operating Officer for New Jersey based Freedom Mortgage, where his primary responsibilities were loan production and fulfillment as well as corporate strategy and growth. He joined Freedom in 2004 and grew the company’s origination platform from $200 million to over $1billion in monthly production. Simon was also instrumental in executing Freedom’s acquisition of Irwin Mortgage Corporation in 2006, quadrupling Freedom’s origination volume.

Prior to joining Freedom, Simon was Executive Vice President at Prime Mortgage Financial, where he was responsible for all loan production, secondary marketing and strategic growth. Previously, he was a senior consultant with McKinsey & Co., where he advised financial institutions such as Citicorp, Standard Chartered Bank and Bank of China on growth and strategy. Simon has also held the position of Chief Operating Officer at Startbank, a boutique Wall Street investment banking firm with specialization in the mortgage industry.

“Caliber Funding has an excellent strategic position within the mortgage lending industry, and I am very excited to join the company,” Mr. Simon said. “Caliber has a talented group of employees and is gaining momentum in key areas of its business. I look forward to working with the entire Caliber Funding team to help the company accelerate its growth strategy.”

MSA President Tami Coffey commented, “This was an exciting search – we wanted to target candidates who possessed a broad based level of experience in executive leadership roles with lenders employing a culture to Caliber’s. We are thrilled with their decision to name Brian as their new CEO and are confident that he will enjoy continued success.”

Mortgage Search & Acquisition, a Dallas based executive search firm with offices in Texas and Arizona, specializes in nationwide executive search services in addition to identifying production and acquisition opportunities for its mortgage banking and financial services based clients.

For additional information, please contact Tami Coffey at 214-733-8989 or see the website at www.MSArecruiting.com.

For more information on Caliber Funding, please visit www.caliberfunding.com<http://www.caliberfunding.com>.