“Our loan products play an important role in providing credit access to first-time homebuyers and communities that are traditionally underserved. We are deeply committed to educating our customers on the power of homeownership as a tool for building home equity and personal wealth and matching loan products that meet their individual needs.”
Mark co-founded Amerifirst Home Mortgage with David Gahm in 1983. As CEO of the community mortgage lender, Mark has overseen the company's growth from a single site in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to over 70 locations and 900 employees throughout the U.S., making it one of Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Private Companies in America” for seven out of the last 10 years.
Mark is a firm believer in customer service and strives to provide a top-notch experience for home buyers. He's committed to becoming fully invested in all of the communities Amerifirst serves, giving customers the comfort and trust of working with a local team of lenders who want to see them succeed.
Vice-Chair, Mortgage Bankers Association Board of Directors, 2022
MBA Opens Doors Foundation Board of Directors
Southwest Michigan First Board of Directors
Community Home Lenders Association
Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association
2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Michigan and Northwest Ohio