Draper, Utah, Friday, January 27, 2017—Leif Boyd and Patrick Welberg have joined Academy Mortgage as Regional Managers who will oversee Academy’s sales, recruiting, personnel management, market expansion, and business development along the west coast.
Boyd is the Regional Manager for California and Nevada. He came to Academy from American Pacific Mortgage (APM) where he established himself as a top originator, leading Branch Manager, and Head of Production. Under Boyd’s leadership and guidance, APM experienced tremendous growth. Prior to APM, Boyd worked in both retail and wholesale lending at HSBC, National City, and Merrill Lynch.
Welberg is the Regional Manager over the company’s newly created Pacific Northwest region. Before moving to Academy, he was employed at Guild Mortgage, where he was a Branch Manager and District Manager. Guild had no presence in Oregon when Welberg joined the company in 2011, but under his leadership, his branch produced more than $705 million in total loan volume in 2015 alone. His mortgage experience also includes Director of the mortgage sales department at OnPoint Community Credit Union and Regional Manager and Branch Manager at Bank of America.
“Leif and Patrick bring nearly four decades of combined mortgage leadership experience to our company,” said Academy’s Executive Vice President of Production Aaron Nemec. “They are both widely recognized and respected for their experience and expertise in our industry and in their respective markets.”
About Academy Mortgage
Academy Mortgage is one of the top independent purchase lenders in the country as ranked in the 2016 CoreLogic Marketrac Report. It is the company’s mission to become 1st CHOICE in delivering the dream of sustainable homeownership by inspiring hope and building prosperity in the lives of its employees, homebuilders, real estate agents, and in the communities that it serves. Academy is headquartered in Draper, Utah; has more than 260 branches and 2,400 employees across the country; and is licensed to originate loans in 49 states and Washington D.C. For more information, please visit www.academymortgage.com.