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Our Management



Chief Executive Officer

In 1992, with two employees, Clif Crabtree founded First Continental Mortgage, Ltd. Under Clif's guidance, the operation grew into a nationwide mortgage lending firm. Since his entry into the mortgage business in 1973, Clif has earned and maintained his reputation as an industry leader. He has served as president of the Houston Mortgage Bankers' Association and is actively involved in industry issues. Clif's continued leadership and vision has ensured the company's commitment to its business plan of developing and successfully operating mortgage partnership opportunities with home builders.



Senior Executive Vice President

Andy Perlman is responsible for the development of partner relationships with home builders nationwide. Andy has 19 years of experience in home-building operations and he understands the needs and issues that are most important to our home-builder partners. He maintains frequent communication with our builder clients and works closely with them to ensure that their needs and their buyers’ needs are satisfactorily handled. Andy's insight is critical to the continued refinement of our business strategy as it comes from a builder’s perspective.



Chief Operating Officer

A certified mortgage banker, Derek Aramburu’s 22-year mortgage career encompasses nearly all aspects of the lending industry including loan originations, production management, secondary marketing, and construction lending. He has spent most of the last decade creating alliances with builders in multi-state regions. In his current business development role, his primary responsibility is to drive growth by adding strategic alliances with top-rated builders and banking institutions in the eastern half of the United States. Throughout his career, Derek has put an intense focus on high-service levels for his builder clients and their buyers. In an ever-changing lending climate, keeping service as the centerpiece becomes even more vital to the success and growth of both lenders and builders.
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