Gary Martell Jr. has been in the Mortgage Industry for over 30 years. He is the co-founder and President of Mountain West Financial. Although he was a top originator for the first 15 years of his mortgage lending career, he turned over a new leaf and his current duties encompass Operations and Quality Assurance. He oversees the origination process including Production, Underwriting, Quality Control, Compliance, and Investor relations. He became an active DE underwriter in 1993 and helped guide his company through the turbulence during the past several years to come out not only surviving, but thriving. Gary has been an approved instructor for the California Bureau of Real Estate for consumer protection and has taught Real Estate Finance for San Bernardino Valley College. His greatest accomplishment is maintaining a wonderful family and marriage through the last 30 years while working in the incredible hours this industry demands.
John brings over 20 years of mortgage banking experience to his position and is responsible for the management of all retail and wholesale mortgage banking production activities. During his career, John has held every production position from loan officer to his current responsibility, SVP of Production. He has overseen successful production divisions at several midsized mortgage lenders. John joined Mountain West because he believes it maintains the perfect mix of culture and service that many mortgage professionals are looking for, and that it is in the perfect position to grow market share throughout the Western United States.
Janell is no stranger to mortgage banking, starting her journey in 1981 and then joining Mountain West Financial in September 2012. She started her career as an underwriter, leaping into sales as an account executive and then finding her true passion as a sales manager. Janell believes Mountain West has a phenomenal team and is very proud and honored to be a part of this family.
Paul has been in the mortgage industry for over 20 years and has held various positions in both operations and production. He began his career in underwriting and learned mortgage loans from the inside out holding investor quality and sales support as his highest priorities. Having this hard to achieve balance has served him well in the many leadership roles he’s held. He is currently the RVP of Operations for our Pacific Northwest division overseeing all departments in our Northern CA and Bay Area Regional Operations Centers which handles loans from California, Washington and Oregon wholesale and retail channels. His unique and multifaceted background has assisted Mountain West Financial’s growth initiatives and mission statement: “We Make Homeownership a Reality”. Paul is married and has 3 sons. His hobbies include coaching youth sports and traveling.
Prior to being the marketing manager she worked in several other departments including Underwriting, Funding, Production (retail & wholesale), Post Closing, Appraisals, Disclosures, Compliance, and Administration providing a well rounded understanding of the mortgage process that she uses to support our sales team. Laura received a BFA in Graphic Design from Cal Poly Pomona.