First Cal Promotes One of Its Own to Provide Compliance and Quality Services

Petaluma, CA, March 21, 2012 --( First California Mortgage Company (First Cal) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandra Funtanellas as their Compliance/QC Manager.

Sandra joined First Cal in October 2010 and has most recently held the position of Project Manager. Before joining First Cal, Sandra was Vice President of Administration and Loan Servicing Manager at The Cal-Bay Mortgage Group; where she was responsible for the operations of Loan Servicing, Information Systems and Quality Control.

Ralph Hints, Executive Vice President/CFO at First Cal felt Sandra had shown the highest level of quality and leadership as a business professional, “Sandra is a great addition to our management team and we look forward to her contributions toward maintaining our excellent loan quality levels and our compliance with all of the state and federal regulations in our 10 state market footprint.”

“I am very excited to start my new position as Compliance/QC Manager for First Cal. I feel very fortunate to have been afforded the opportunity to lend my experience and talents to a Company that I have respected for many years. I am very proud to be included as part of the extraordinary First Cal management team.” -Sandra Funtanellas.

About First Cal
Throughout its 35-year history, First Cal and its affiliates have funded more than $200 billion in residential loans across the U.S. Today, First Cal is an approved FNMA/& FHLMC Seller/Servicer, an approved FNMA HomePath® Lender, and is licensed to lend in 10 states: including Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

First Cal specializes in high quality, fully documented conforming, jumbo, FHA and VA loans as well as multi family. It is a Fannie Mae direct lender, a HUD Non-Supervised Title II Full Eagle Lender and an approved national correspondent for most of the largest U.S. banks. The company maintains its headquarters in Petaluma, Calif., and is privately owned. You can find it online at
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