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Mutual of Omaha Mortgage expands Wholesale Team


Michelle Sexton
Mutual of Omaha Mortgage
January 17, 2023



Mutual of Omaha Mortgage Invests in Reverse Mortgage Growth, Expanding its Wholesale Team with Experienced Industry Leaders

SAN DIEGO, CA —Mutual of Omaha Mortgage is demonstrating its continued commitment to growth in its reverse mortgage business by adding a group of veteran wholesale leaders to its team.

Mutual of Omaha Mortgage has appointed Mark O’Neil, former Wholesale National Sales Leader for Reverse Mortgage Funding (RMF), which recently exited the mortgage business, as its new Senior Vice President of Wholesale.

Mutual of Omaha Mortgage has also added the following experienced Account Executives from the former RMF team:

  • Laura Bihuniak
  • Brian Boccia
  • John Burich
  • Dylan Cohen
  • Brandy Edwards
  • Daniel Gleadle
  • Peter Kulis
  • Anissa Palmatier
  • Jaimee Scott

Mutual of Omaha Mortgage has also added Jaime Girard as Partner Support Leader. Girard formerly served as RMF’s Relationship Manager Leader. She’ll be joined by five Partner Support Specialists from RMF.

“At Mutual of Omaha Mortgage, we believe strongly in the reverse mortgage product and the solutions it provides, so we are investing for the future,” said Alex Pistone, Reverse Mortgage President for Mutual of Omaha Mortgage. “We’re proud to be a subsidiary of Mutual of Omaha, a highly-rated company with more than 100 years of stability and service. We have the strength and resources to invest in growth and this opportunity to add incredible talent and experience to our wholesale division fits perfectly with our long-term strategy.”

This move comes after RMF announced layoffs and filed for bankruptcy in late November 2022.

“The team and I were looking for a new home with an established wholesale team where we could continue to grow and provide great service to our clients. It did not take long to recognize that Mutual of Omaha Mortgage has all the resources we could ask for,” O’Neil said. “This is a well-run organization with a veteran support staff, sales-friendly culture, and the most recognizable brand in our industry. And I think the fact that Mutual of Omaha Mortgage brought all of us on speaks volumes about their commitment to growing this business.”

Mutual of Omaha first entered the reverse mortgage market when it purchased Synergy One Lending and its subsidiary Retirement Funding Solutions (RFS) in 2018.

If you would like more information about these recent changes, please contact Honeyleen Gonzales at 619-794-1821 or

About Mutual of Omaha Mortgage

A subsidiary of Mutual of Omaha, Mutual of Omaha Mortgage offers a variety of home financing and refinancing options as well as industry-leading reverse mortgage products to help its customers through life’s transitions. For more information about Mutual of Omaha Mortgage, visit

About Mutual of Omaha

Founded in 1909, Mutual of Omaha is a highly rated, Fortune 500 organization offering a variety of insurance and financial products for individuals, businesses, and groups throughout the United States. As a mutual company, Mutual of Omaha is owned by its policyholders and committed to providing outstanding service to its customers. For more information about Mutual of Omaha, visit



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