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Retirement Funding Solutions Hires Alex Pistone as President


Top Industry Executive Accepts Leadership Role

Retirement Funding Solutions, the Reverse Mortgage Division of Synergy One Lending, Inc., has secured a top industry executive in Alex Pistone. Pistone has been brought on as a partner of RFS and will lead the organization as its President. Most recently, Pistone was Senior Vice President at S1L/RMS, where he was responsible for the firm’s national retail sales force.

“Alex has consistently demonstrated servant leadership throughout his career and he embodies our organizational core values. I am very thankful for the commitment Alex has made to RFS and look forward to seeing him reach his potential as a leader of a large, national firm,” explained Torrey Larsen, CEO of Synergy One Lending. “Retirement Funding Solutions will expand the right way under Alex, and the reputation of this Company will be built by Alex and a great TEAM of individuals who will contribute in unique and meaningful ways.”

reverse mortgage news, retirement funding solutionsRetirement Funding Solutions will be positioned as a unique option for Originators who wish to focus on the future of the industry. While at S1L, both Larsen and Pistone had a role in the formation of the Funding Longevity Task Force, which Shelley Giordano Co-founded and leads to this day. Additionally, the Emerging Markets Division was organized in 2011, which focused on the future of the HECM space; the Builder, Realtor and Financial Advisor segments of the market. Today, those segments are the focal point of every firm in a post FA environment. RFS has established a Strategic Initiatives Division, which will focus on the next phase of initiatives that can shape the future of the Firm and the Industry.

“I am thrilled to be working with a proven and experienced management team with whom I share the same principles and business objectives”, explained Pistone. “I look forward to operating a customer-centric company with a culture of teamwork, integrity, and respect; which will result in high levels of service to our customers as well as a rewarding career path for our associates.”

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