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Lunetto will be part of the company’s executive leadership team and report directly to Karen Gerli, Interfirst's chief operating officer. In this newly created executive position, Lunetto will have oversight for credit and underwriting activities for both the wholesale and retail channels.
In his role, he will be responsible for mitigating risk, setting the credit strategy, assist in product development activities, process and productivity improvements, and day-to-day underwriting operations. Lunetto will also oversee a growing team of more than 70 credit and underwriting team members. Russ Therrell, vice president of Underwriting Wholesale, and Lara Adams, vice president of Underwriting Retail, will report directly to Lunetto.
Lunetto brings more than 30 years of mortgage industry experience to the company, including experience in credit risk management, credit policy, underwriting, and quality control. He joins Interfirst after most recently serving as chief credit officer for Royal Pacific Funding and previously vice president of Enterprise Credit for loanDepot.
“As Interfirst rolls out our innovative Independence Series of mortgage loan programs and our wholesale and retail originations continue to expand at a rapid pace, Pete’s insights and experience will be instrumental in helping to mitigate risk and improve efficiency throughout our loan process,” said Karen Gerli, chief operating officer at Interfirst.