Industry Veteran David Bernotas Joins Poli Mortgage
Bringing more than 35 years of senior level management and mortgage lending experience, David Bernotas has joined Poli Mortgage to drive information technology and servicing efforts. As chief information officer, sales and servicing manager, he will be responsible for seamlessly integrating the existing IT infrastructure to service clients more effectively and for building Poli Mortgage’s servicing business.
David will develop strategies, priorities, projects and future directions for the company’s IT functions. These efforts will support building efficiencies for loan origination, operations, marketing, risk management, and mortgage servicing. Additionally, David will oversee regulatory compliance for the firm.
“David is a problem solver and has proven success in growing a business,” said Poli Mortgage Founder and President Chip Poli. “His knowledge of the mortgage industry, experience connecting technology, and deep expertise with the consumer direct business model will contribute greatly to Poli Mortgage’s future growth and our emphasis on providing the highest quality customer service. His skills will help Poli be the difference makers in the competitive mortgage industry.”
Throughout David’s career, he has focused in retail and wholesale loan origination, servicing, secondary marketing, risk management and technology. Previously, he founded DRB Associates, a business and IT consultancy focused on banking and mortgage lending, served as president and CEO of 1-800 East West Mortgage and First American Mortgage, and held other senior leadership positions for several mortgage companies. In 2011, David was recognized with the industry acclaimed Mortgage Titan Award for Lifetime Achievement at the New England Mortgage Banking Conference.
“After several years of consulting, I am excited to become part of the Poli family,” shared Bernotas. “I look forward to growing the business through building the servicing portfolio, and increasing efficiencies related to sales, servicing and IT. Poli is committed to their mission to put the customer first, by providing some of the industry’s lowest mortgage rates and transparency throughout the lending process.”