Brian Simon has joined Caliber Funding LLC as chief executive officer. Caliber Funding is a growing wholesale and retail originator of prime, conforming, FHA and VA mortgages, operating in 44 states across the United States, with operations centers in Texas and Arizona. Simon brings nearly 20 years of financial services experience to Caliber. He was most recently the chief operating officer of Mount Laurel, N.J.-based Freedom Mortgage, where his primary responsibilities were loan production and fulfillment, as well as corporate strategy and growth. He joined Freedom in 2004 and grew the company's origination platform from $200 million to over $1 billion in monthly production. Simon was also instrumental in executing Freedom's acquisition of Irwin Mortgage Corporation in 2006, quadrupling Freedom's origination volume.
Prior to joining Freedom, Simon was EVP at Prime Mortgage Financial, where he was responsible for all loan production, secondary marketing and strategic growth. Previously, he was a senior consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he advised financial institutions such as Citicorp, Standard Chartered Bank and Bank of China on growth and strategy. Simon has also held the position of chief operating officer at Startbank, a boutique Wall Street investment banking firm with specialization in the mortgage industry.
“Caliber Funding has an excellent strategic position within the mortgage lending industry, and I am very excited to join the company,” Simon said. “Caliber has a talented group of employees and is gaining momentum in key areas of its business. I look forward to working with the entire Caliber Funding team to help the company accelerate its growth strategy.”