First California Mortgage Company Announces Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

Petaluma, CA, May 01, 2013 --( First California Mortgage Company (First Cal) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christina J. Cook as its new Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. In her new role, Cook will oversee all accounting, financial planning and reporting for First Cal and serve on the Executive Committee.

Prior to joining First Cal, Cook served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Bank of Marin, a subsidiary of Marin BanCorp, since August 2004. She began her financial career in 1986 with Cooper & Lybrand, San Francisco and has over twenty-three years of banking and senior management experience. Before joining Bank of Marin, she served as Vice President and Director of Financial Reporting for Citibank. Prior to Citibank, Cook served as Vice President, Corporate Planning and Financial Reporting for BankAmerica Corporation. Cook is also a Certified Public Accountant and received her BA from DePaul University in Accounting.

In addition to her extensive professional career, Christina has been a recipient of the Most Influential Women in the Bay Area Award by the San Francisco Business Journal for the past three years, recipient of the CFO Recognition Award by the North Bay Business Journal and CFO of the Year Award Finalist by the San Francisco Business Times.

Christopher Hart, Vice Chairman of First Cal says, “The timing could not have been better given our growth plans and market expansion. We are extremely fortunate and excited to add such a tremendous talent and asset to First Cal. Christina brings an accomplished track record and entrepreneurial spirit to our growing and thriving organization.”

About First Cal
Throughout it’s over 35-year history, First Cal and its affiliates have funded more than $200 billion in residential loans across the U.S. First Cal is licensed to lend in all Western states: including Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington.

First Cal, a privately owned mortgage bank that specializes in high quality, fully documented conforming, jumbo, FHA, VA, USDA, seconds, streamlines and both unlimited HARP loans and LP Relief loans. It is a Fannie Mae direct seller/servicer and Freddie Mac direct lender as well as a HUD Non-Supervised Title II Full Eagle Lender and an approved national correspondent with most of the largest U.S. banks. The Company is headquartered in California and operates fulfillment centers in Phoenix, Arizona and Denver, Colorado. For more information, please visit us online at online at or
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