PFMD Expands Team of Loan Officers, Marketing Efforts

Pacific Funding Mortgage Division Meets Market Demands


News Release

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Responding to rising demand in the housing market, Pacific Funding Mortgage Division (PFMD) is beefing up its team of mortgage professionals and expanding its marketing outreach efforts.


“These additions to our professional team will help PFMD continue meeting the demands of a robust housing market, locally and nationally,” said Jeff Scott, vice president of sales at PFMD. “The U.S. housing market is coming off the best year it’s had in a decade, and is poised to continue expanding. Here in Santa Clarita, the number of homes for sale is nearing 1,000.”


To meet growing demand and broaden its outreach, PFMD has hired a new marketing coordinator and three new loan officers, one each in its Valencia, Corona and Palmdale offices.


Joining the PFMD team in Valencia are Marketing Coordinator Gabriella Lago and Loan Officer Jonathan Zepeda.


Lago, who joined PFMD in November, is a graduate of California State University, Channel Islands, and is a newcomer to the mortgage industry. She adds expertise in creating original marketing materials and will be responsible for coordinating PFMD’s new outreach initiatives.


Zepeda, who is bilingual, is a licensed loan originator with eight years of experience in the mortgage business. Zepeda’s goal is to excel at customer service, always striving to provide a positive experience that makes everyone involved in the loan process happy.


In Antelope Valley, Joshua Raffeo joins the team of loan officers, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the real estate industry. He places a strong emphasis on honesty, integrity and serving the client’s best interests throughout the loan process.


In the Corona office, our new Loan Officer Tony Vasile adds 17 years of experience to the PFMD team. He has a diverse background in mortgage banking and real estate investments, and lives in South Orange County with his wife and five children.


Scott said the new additions bolster an already strong team at PFMD, which handles its comprehensive array of mortgage services in-house, from opening and underwriting loans to on-site processing and funding.


“All four of these individuals share our values and commitment to customer service,” Scott said. “Our new loan officers bring years of experience and even more importantly, a great deal of integrity, to our team. Our clients really appreciate the care they receive from our officers.”


PFMD provides loan customers and real estate agents with all the information they need to navigate through the loan process as quickly and painlessly as possible. The company’s newly overhauled website is optimized for mobile devices and also includes a bilingual option for Spanish-speaking users. Additional online campaigns and social media posts complement PFMD’s traditional marketing initiatives in its 2017 integrated marketing strategy.


“Our industry is competitive, and we stay ahead of the curve by focusing on exemplary customer service. Our loan officers put customers first and genuinely care about doing what’s in the customer’s best interest,” PFMD founder Mike Moeller said. “Our marketing initiatives reflect that commitment, too, as we aim to educate, engage and take the mystery out of the loan process. Our newly launched website clearly explains the entire process and makes applying for a loan so simple that anyone can easily do it.”


Pacific Funding Mortgage Division (PFMD), founded in 1995, is a direct lender to its loan clients, providing a variety of loan programs for refinancing as well as conventional, FHA, and reverse mortgages in addition to specialty VA, construction, and USDA programs. Home of the 25-day close, PFMD is a direct seller of Freddie Mac, whose statutory mission is to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the U.S. housing market. Meet the PFMD team and learn more about their services at the company’s newly renovated website,