Founder & Chief Executive Officer - Graham Williams
Graham Williams is the Founder and CEO of Amherst Mortgage Banking Services, a subsidiary of Amherst Holdings, LLC. Graham has provided executive level leadership to three large consumer finance companies; GECC, ITT and B of A. His experience in startups spans three companies, including an independent mortgage bank, where he was President or CEO and also the first employee hired. Graham earned an MBA in Finance while attending the University of Southern California. At California Polytechnic University, he graduated cum laude in Finance, Insurance and Real Estate.
Chief Operating Officer - Paul Breimayer
During his 15 years in the mortgage business, Paul has held several top management positions in sales, finance and operations. At First California Mortgage, a top 5 independent mortgage bank, Paul managed Internal Audit and Quality Control before moving into the CFO position. Paul spent another 2 years as the CFO of Homecomings Financial Network, the wholesale mortgage division of GMAC Mortgage, followed by 10 years as a Managing Director at Homecomings in charge of production and operations. Under Paul's leadership, a top notch management team was hired, a market leading on-line automated underwriting platform was implemented and a 65% improvement in operational efficiency was achieved....driving annual loan production from $2 billion to $28 billion in the process. Prior to joining the mortgage industry, Paul spent 10 years with KPMG in the financial services sector, leaving as a Senior Manager in the audit practice. Paul earned a Masters degree in Accounting while attending the University of Arizona. He graduated summa cum laude from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
Senior Vice President of Business Development - Timothy J. McAvenia
Tim has a 25 year background in mortgage sales, technology and process development. As a top performing wholesale and correspondent Account Executive at Flagstar Bank, Tim originated $1.2 billion in annual loan volume. Moving into an Area and then Regional Sales Manager position, Tim was instrumental in the development and implementation of Flagstar Bank's correspondent and warehouse lending programs. He was also a key contributor to Flagstar Bank’s online origination platform. He was an early adopter of technology to manage customer relationships and increase the effectiveness of his sales teams. Tim was also was heavily involved in new product development and automating compliance functionality. While the Western Region Manager at Nationstar Mortgage, Tim implemented a stronger sales structure, technology and metrics to grow production and profitability. As a Vice President at Torrey Pines Bank, Tim managed warehouse lending and specialty finance products related to residential mortgages. Tim graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a Bachelor's degree in Economics.