Megastar prides itself on our family company culture, employing seasoned and experienced loan officers who have the consumer's interest at heart. We are thrilled that you have taken the time to learn about our company, we look forward to helping you achieve your home ownership dreams.
Community involvement and Culture
Megastar is committed to giving back to the community, enriching the lives of our employees and staying active in our industry to improve regulations to protect the consumer.
A few of MegaStar’s philanthropic endeavors include the Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation, Mi Casa, Family Star, Volunteers of America and others.
Company initiatives include MegaStar’s Presidents Club, an annual recognition of sales and operational excellence. Members receive award incentives for quality work and production.
MegaStar currently has or has had a board member assigned to the Governor appointed Colorado Housing Finance Authority and the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies Lenders Task Force. We have been awarded an A+ by the Better Business Bureau and have received the BBB Gold Star Award.
President & CEO
| ||MFC was founded in 1999 with the principle of “Integrity and Accountability”. MFC is a HUD approved retail mortgage banker doing business in 33 states and employs 275 full-time staff.
MegaStar Financial was recently highlighted as a strong accountable lender by FOX National Business News and the Denver Post. MFC was rewarded the Gold Star Award from the Better Business Bureau in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.
In 2009 The Latina Chamber in conjunction with the United States Hispanic Chamber and State Farm presented Mrs. Padilla-Fitzgerald with The National Latina Trail Blazer Award for Business.
Mrs. Padilla-Fitzgerald served two consecutive terms for the State of Colorado “Rules Committee Task Force.” In 2009, she was appointed by the Colorado Governor to serve on the Colorado Housing Finance Authority Board of Directors.
This year, Mrs. Padilla-Fitzgerald was nominated and won the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Financial Service for the Rocky Mountain Region for 2010. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for Denver awarded Mrs. Padilla-Fitzgerald the Hispanic Business Woman of the Year for 2010.
Prior to MFC, Mrs. Padilla-Fitzgerald was President/CEO of First City Financial Corp. (FCFC), a Denver based lender, from 1996 to1999 and was one of 10 original employees of Denver based Cherry Creek Mortgage Company (CCMC) from 1988 to 1996.
EVP - Chief Operating Officer - Megastar Holdings
| ||Mr. Pieper is responsible for corporate and strategic management for MegaStar Hodlings, which oversees all of the MegaStar companies. He manages the capital and treasury needs of MegaStar Financial Corp., Take Three Technologies, MegaStar Holding Services, and MegaStar Real Estate Agents. Additionally, he provides strategic analysis to MegaStar’s President & CEO.
Mr. Pieper was one of the initial employees of the company in April 2000 and has been intimately involved in the development of many of the systems and procedures used by the company today.
Prior to joining MegaStar, Mr. Pieper was with Wells Fargo Bank in Commercial Banking and Asset Based Finance for 12 years.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and graduated with honors from the University of Denver in June 1982.
Senior Vice President
| ||Mrs. Funke joined MegaStar Financial Corporation in October 2000 with over 40 years of experience in the Mortgage Financial Field. She is well respected in the mortgage lending field and has held executive positions at National Banks and as the Vice President of Operation for Cherry Creek Mortgage and Stone Creek Funding.
Mrs. Funke has also spent seven years as a small business owner that provided training and consulting services for financial institutions nationwide.
As a Senior Vice President, she oversees branch and corporate operations and is interested in developing people and ensuring the continued growth for MegaStar.
Mrs. Funke is involved in the arts, serviced on the Mayor’s Counsel of the Arts, has been involved in various fund raising activities, and is one of the original members of the Denver Film Festival.
In her spare time, she enjoys, biking, hiking, reading, and cooking.
She was born in Toronto, Canada and moved to Denver in 1978.
Senior VP - Eastern US Business Development Manager
| ||Dave has been with MegaStar Financial since January 2012. He has been in the finance and real estate business for over 15 years.
At CorTrust Mortgage, Dave grew a mortgage company from 8th in the marketplace to 2nd within a year in the most competitive per capita banking market in the United States. While at CorTrust, he managed all aspects of the mortgage company including processing, underwriting, originating, and servicing. CorTrust Mortgage is an affiliate of a privately owned bank that produced and average of $200 million annually.
At Wells Fargo Mortgage, Dave managed the mortgage market for the states of North and South Dakota and led his branch to achieve one of the highest market shares by states in the country. Dave has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of South Dakota and graduated in 1988.
In addition to his time spent in banking and finance, Dave was a very successful Realtor for 5 years. He understands what is important to Realtors and what they are looking for in a mortgage lender.
Dave is married to his wife, Kelly for 20 years and has 3 children: Megan, Madeline, and Mollie. He has a passion for restoring old cars when he is not attending his daughter’s events.
Chief Financial Officer
| ||Mr. Dell joined MegaStar Financial as its Chief Financial Officer in May 2011. Previously, he held senior management positions with various publically and privately held companies in the mortgage banking and real estate industries.
Throughout his career, he has been responsible for managing a variety of financial and administrative support functions, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury management, internal audit, human resources and legal / regulatory / contract administration.
Mr. Dell is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Colorado. He earned his MS-Accounting and BS-Business Administration from the University of Colorado. He also graduated from the Mortgage Bankers Association School of Mortgage Banking.
Mr. Dell, his wife Mary and triplet sons live in Arvada, Colorado.
VP - Secondary Marketing Manager
| ||Mr. Beer is responsible for all aspects of secondary marketing and investor relations for MegaStar Financial Corporation.
He is currently building the infrastructure to move MegaStar Financial to a loan sale environment that utilizes a hedging strategy for interest rate risk management and a best execution model for loan delivery to specified investors. As the transition unfolds, he will be responsible for day to day trading, lock desk support and loan delivery.
Mr. Beer has been with MegaStar Financial since November 2010. He has been in the mortgage business for 24 years, primarily in Secondary Marketing, with a number of Irwin Financial companies.
At Irwin Mortgage, Mr. Beer led a secondary marketing team that was responsible for pipeline management of loans produced in Retail, Wholesale, and Correspondent channels. Irwin Mortgage was a midsize national mortgage company that produced and sold an average of $10B of mortgage loans annually.
Mr. Beer was a member of FNMA’s Advisory Council and graduated from the Mortgage Bankers Association Future Leaders course. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Idaho and graduated in 1985.
Mr. Beer is married to his wife, Carmen, and has 3 children: Ryan, Anna, and Sara. He has many hobbies outside of work that include: hiking, golfing, and reading. He enjoys all aspects of sports.
203k Division Manager
| ||Scott joined the Megastar team to assist with the vision of renovating America one home and one loan at a time. His experience as a land developer, land planner, builder and mortgage company owner enabled him to develop and implement a 203k purchase plus renovation loan program unlike any other across the country. He focused Megastar’s program on simplicity. The easier we make getting a renovation mortgage for a borrower, LO and agent… the more the loan will be used. This helps more borrowers purchase and owner occupy homes which improves neighborhoods, communities, the housing market and ultimately our economy. Scott’s desire to make a difference in the lives of those he serves drives him to provide the ultimate in service. When Scott’s not helping others at work, he’s focused on making a difference in the lives of his family. He spends his free time pretending to be an artist… |