AFN’s Wall of Props

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    Joseph gave props to Matt

    For over a month Encompass has been locking up and we have lost valuable time and work during these numerous drops. Matt quickly identified the problem and on a coast-to-coast trip he made it to our office the next week and not only fixed the problem but also put in a new switch. We no longer have drops and our systems are now working faster!
    Thanks so much Matt.

    – February 17, 2017

    Michael VaVerka gave props to Jon

    Jon goes above and beyond as a Loan Officer as he helps set-up and processing on all loans for the branch – He is the ultimate team player

    – February 17, 2017

    Nicole Zamora gave props to Patty

    She has been so helpful in training me and answering all my questions! I’m thankful to be working with her and I look forward to learning more and being an asset from her example.

    – February 17, 2017

    Nicole Zamora gave props to Andrea

    She has been so helpful in training me and answering all my questions! I’m thankful to be working with her and I look forward to learning more and being an asset from her example.

    – February 17, 2017

    Sharef Ali gave props to Benjamin

    Ben always makes it easy to approach him and ask questions. He’s been a ton of help in learning funding and goes out of his way to assist. Keep up the good work!

    – February 16, 2017

    Kimber SHan gave props to Jimmy

    I have worked with Jimmy since he was first hired on at AFN. The steps that he has taken to not only support the various branches and loan officers, but also his own team have been remarkable.

    Though I know AFN provides him the opportunity to have this growth, he has taken the lead and in my opinion helped to provide tools that are vital to the various positions within AFN.

    Jimmy goes out of his way to ensure everyone is provided the most current, accurate and efficient information. I am not sure what I would do without his team and I’m thankful I will never have to worry about it.

    I appreciate Jimmy most for remembering that customer service is not limited to what we provide our borrowers, but is a service we provide to one another at AFN as well.

    Thank you Jimmy!!!

    – February 16, 2017

    Sean Parsons gave props to Ted

    Ted is to cooking, what Michael Jordan is to basketball. The greatest of all time! Keep it up, Ted.

    – February 14, 2017

    Joseph Khadige gave props to Nicole

    Had a difficult purchase file with a lot of back and forth and I felt Nicole was treating our file as if it was her own, we funded and everyone is happy.

    – February 13, 2017

    Kimber Shan gave props to Brandon

    Brandon seems to get most of my calls … He is super helpful … and makes sure that if he doesn’t know the answers, he will find the answers.

    His work ethic, will take him far in this industry and I appreciate his time.

    Thank you Brandon πŸ™‚

    – February 10, 2017

    Gina McGuire gave props to Linda

    Thank you Linda for moving so quickly clearing a loan for closing documents. We really appreciate you prioritizing this for us so that we could meet our close date.

    – February 10, 2017

    TERESA HUTCHISON gave props to Linda

    Linda worked extremely late to make sure a file was cleared to close so that we did not miss a closing date. She truly is a super star!!!!! We love you Linda your the best!

    – February 08, 2017

    Alisha Mcneil gave props to Theresa

    I would like to give a HUGE thank you to Theresa for always taken the time to help me and spend time and having patience to Help me get better with Encompass Processing. I am new to encompass and with out her I would have given up already. She has really been there for me. I can not thank her enough and she is a great team player. She is always polite and encourages me! I love MY AFN Family !!! again Theresa has been wonderful to me and I am sure many more as well.

    Alisha McNeil / TN πŸ™‚

    – February 06, 2017

    Eric Winblad gave props to Josh

    Josh went above and beyond to assist with one of my new branches that is on boarding. I appreciate his prompt service and willingness to help.

    – February 06, 2017

    Karen Ramanauskas gave props to Megan

    I was applying for my first out of state license. Megan took the time out of her busy day to stay on the phone with me and gave me step by step instructions of how to complete the application. She made it so very easy for me! By her staying on the phone to walk me through it, I didn’t have to second guess if I completed the licensing application correctly!

    Thanks so much Megan! You are truly an asset to the AFN Team!!

    – February 05, 2017

    Karen Ramanauskas gave props to Josh

    Josh went above and beyond to help me out with a few computer problems What started out as one problem actually turned into few problems that needed to be fixed!

    Thanks Josh for your patience and professionalism!!
    You’re truly an asset to the AFN Team!!

    – February 05, 2017

    Matt Maine gave props to Ted

    Ted is awesome. he is always making great food. Super friendly, open to suggestions and the Coffee is always full! Thanks for enabling my addiction to coffee and food Ted!

    – January 31, 2017

    Matt Maine gave props to Brandon

    Brandon is a great BRC. He pointed out to me that the hood strings on my jacket are wildly uneven. I told him that i knew, and the strings dont like to cooperate. He was able to fix the problem in less time than it took me to write this prop. I am glad that he is keeping the BRC legacy alive.

    – January 27, 2017

    Kathleen Williams gave props to Alicia

    Alicia has helped me so much with marketing my business from Facebook ads & posts to fliers for seminars.
    And she does it all with a smile even when I ask for things last minute which is usually the case!

    – January 26, 2017

    Nasim Mashhadi gave props to Cindy

    She processed two of our borrower’s who have very difficult files and handled them with great grace and one step at a time :)!

    – January 25, 2017

    Karen Ramanauskas gave props to Megan

    Megan has been extremely helpful in a difficult licensing situation! Megan has gone above and beyond in order to get the situation resolved.
    I have called her endless times and she has always picked up the phone.
    I’m so very grateful to Megan and all of her time and effort that she has put into assisting me thus far. She is very professional and an asset to the AFN Team!!

    – January 20, 2017

    Venessa Zollman gave props to Ted

    Ted has only been here a week and has put so many smiles on so many AFN faces! You can certainly tell the pride he takes in what he does by the taste of his food snacks he provides to all us twice a day! The portions are awesome and I love seeing his smiling face come around because I know there’s something good on his tray! Great Job Ted – so glad to have you on our team!

    – January 20, 2017

    Alexandria Pesante gave props to Simon

    Thank you for being proactive and looking further into the Craig file. You went a step further, looked up the property profile and tried to find another solution to help us get the item faster and helped our borrower avoid stressful phone calls! Thanks for all of your help, Simon! πŸ™‚

    – January 18, 2017

    Todd Probasco gave props to Kaitlyn

    Kaitlyn jumped in at the last minute and helped us get some files finished & approved. She did this without hesitation and showed everyone the true meaning of Team AFN.

    – January 12, 2017

    Jazmin Guzman gave props to Jessica

    Thanks Jessica for helping me fix my timecard issues.

    – January 09, 2017

    Tori Cegielski gave props to Jessica

    Jess has done an amazing job and has gone above and beyond! She is truly a strong addition to our team! She is a real go getter and a ray of sunshine. She is extremely organized and truly holds the team together like glue! YOU DA BOMB!

    – January 06, 2017

    Marie Alessi gave props to allen

    Best doc drawer I have ever worked with. Always willing to help and always gets our docs out early.

    – January 06, 2017

    Nicolette Butler gave props to Ashley

    I’m just outside my first two weeks here with Kal Financial and AFN as a whole so naturally I have a ton of questions. It’s been awesome to have someone like Ashley I can go to with any confusion. She’s super helpful and never seems to get annoyed at my constant inquiries LOL. So thank you Ashley!

    – January 06, 2017


    closing/funding has broken a new monthly record but couldn’t have done it without the help of my silent partner. He has done an amazing job funding 115 loans

    – January 06, 2017

    Eli Shalom gave props to Carmen

    Carmen is a extremely hard worker. He is consistently looking for new ways to increase his business but at the same time shares his experiences with others in the officer and works as a team player. Carmen is not only a hard worker but a great friend in the office and makes communication feel like family.

    – January 06, 2017

    Allison Ruvo gave props to John

    John is one of my favorite underwriters! He ALWAYS is available, answers any questions I may have, and is super efficient. We never need to request status from him because he is always on top of everything!

    – January 06, 2017

    Garrett Melahn gave props to Tori

    Tori is an amazing resource while on boarding our new employees. Her knowledge of AFN policies and procedures combined with her great attitude and willingness to help has made every interaction with her a pleasurable one.

    I feel she exemplifies what it means to be a team player, and is a great example of AFN’s culture to our new employees.

    Thank you, Tori!

    -Garrett Melahn

    – January 06, 2017

    Carmen Cipolone gave props to Krissy

    Thank you Krissy for all you do. She continues to excel and is learning to improve everyday. Happy to have her helping me with clients and files. Keep up the great work. πŸ™‚

    – January 06, 2017

    Basil Leonetti gave props to Ashley

    Ashley has been incredibly helpful with the transition of our branch coming on-board with AFN. She is always responsive to our emails, phone calls & texts. Moving a branch from one company to another can be overwhelming, but she has helped make the process so much more manageable. Our team is extremely grateful for all of your hard work!

    Thank you from the new Lehigh Valley, PA branch

    – January 06, 2017

    Carmen Cipolone gave props to Rebecca

    Rebecca continues to show that hard work pays off. Always available and always willing to help. Working with her is a blessing. Thank you Rebecca. πŸ™‚

    – January 06, 2017

    John Donofrio & Matt Schultz gave props to Roseanne

    Thank you so much for working countless hours, stepping in on all situations, your dedication to the team and assisting in bringing loans to the finish line. We really value and appreciate everything that you do. You are an integral part of the success of this team!

    – January 06, 2017

    John Donofrio & Matt Schultz gave props to Denise

    We would like to recognize Denise for going above and beyond. The endless hours, dedication and hard work do not go unnoticed. She consistently puts Originator and Borrower needs selflessly before her own. From the bottom of our hearts we would all like to thank you for commitment!

    – January 06, 2017

    Carmen Cipolone gave props to Brandon

    Brandon has giving me this opportunity to succeed. He is a great leader, motivator, and friend who is willing to give it his all for all of us to succeed. Thanks Brandon.

    – January 06, 2017

    Carmen Cipolone gave props to Neil

    Neil has inspired me to take my business to the next level. His determination and hard work are motivating to me. Thanks Neil for showing me the light.

    – January 06, 2017

    Pamela Jackson gave props to Gina

    I want to thank Gina for all of her help and positive attitude she has when I ask for her assistance!! She is an amazing co-worker and an amazing asset to AFN!!! Thank you, Gina!!!!

    – January 06, 2017

    Carmen Cipolone gave props to Ryan

    Ryan brought me here to AFN and I am grateful for him. He has a great work ethic, he is always willing to help, and motivates me to be the best. Thanks Ry.

    – January 06, 2017

    Carmen Cipolone gave props to Saeed

    Saeed has a great way of motivating me to the best I can be. He is hilarious, intelligent, and funny. He makes coming to work everyday a delight.

    – January 06, 2017

    Allison Ruvo gave props to Shameen

    Shameen is just AWESOME! Shes responsive, always answers questions, provides excellent constructive criticism and works so efficiently on the endless rush files my branches always have!

    – January 06, 2017

    Carmen Cipolone gave props to Harrison

    Harrison works really hard and is very knowledgable. Great person to talk to and also help get files completed. Thanks Harrison for you service.

    – January 06, 2017

    John Donofrio & Matt Schultz gave props to Anna

    We want to recognize Anna for going above and beyond; putting so much effort and care into ensuring that dozens of urgent loans are closed on time. Her dedication and commitment are valued more than she knows. Thank you so much for everything we really appreciate you and everything you do for us. From the loan officers, Branch Managers and borrowers. We would all like to thank you !

    – January 06, 2017

    Carmen Cipolone gave props to Gina

    I am happy to have met Gina and have her managing the office. Her laser focus and attention to detail make working here fun, exciting, and pleasurable. Thank you Gina for everything.

    – January 06, 2017

    Carmen Cipolone gave props to Anthony

    Anthony is a great person to work with. Always willing to accommadate you in need. Works hard and is a great human.

    – January 06, 2017

    Carmen Cipolone gave props to Wayne

    Wayne one of the best funders in the business. He works very hard to complete files and is always friendly and helpful.

    – January 06, 2017

    Carmen Cipolone gave props to Eli

    Eli shows what hard work is all about. Hard work yields success and Eli shows what we need to do to succeed.

    – January 06, 2017

    John D’Onofrio & Matthew Schultz gave props to Walter

    We would like to thank Walter for his dedication to our team. Walter helped us fund 115 units and supported our closing department which allowed for exceptional service levels. Thank you Walter you rock!

    – January 06, 2017

    Joe Bement gave props to Ashley

    She has been very helpful and has gone above and beyond in transitioning our branch and it is much appreciated.

    – January 06, 2017