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First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation (FGMC) has announced that it has appointed Robert B. Eastep, CPA as its chief financial officer. Eastep’s 20 years of executive level financial experience are specific to the banking and mortgage industry. He most recently served as chief financial officer of Stonegate Mortgage Company.
“We are very pleased to have Rob join First Guaranty and welcome his executive level financial expertise in both non-bank and public company—all of which further broaden and strengthen our executive leadership team,” said Andrew Peters, chief executive officer of FGMC. “We look forward to his significant contributions as we continue to expand our national footprint and successfully achieve our strategic initiatives.”
Eastep has held several senior financial executive roles for banking and mortgage industry leaders including president, chief executive officer and director of Union Mortgage Group; chief financial officer of Central Virginia Bankshares Inc.; and executive vice president and chief financial officer of Saxon Capital. Additionally, he was senior manager at KPMG in their Financial Services Audit Practice. Eastep also served as a member of KPMG's Regulatory Advisory Practice for financial institutions.
Eastep graduated Magna Cum Laude with his bachelor of science (business administration) degree from West Virginia University and received his Certificate of Professional Achievement in Financial Management, from Northwestern University–Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Eastep is a certified public accountant licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.