Meet the Team

Each member of our experienced staff is ready to answer questions and help you understand reverse mortgage products, so you can best meet your clients’ needs.

Senior Staff
Bob Marseilles
Vice President of Wholesale and Correspondent Lending

Bob joined Liberty in 2008 and is responsible for strategy, development and growth of the company’s Wholesale and Correspondent lending channels. Under his leadership, the business to business production unit has consistently met and exceeded all production and profitability goals, increased active customer relationships (Liberty maintains the largest book of active customers of any lender) and has continuously surpassed industry leading customer satisfaction scores.

Throughout his career, Bob has been instrumental in building and maintaining successful sales production teams while driving revenue growth for both private and publically-traded companies.

Bob has 15+ years of experience in mortgage lending, business development and sales leadership. Prior to Liberty, Bob served as Vice President of Sales at Financial Freedom (a subsidiary of IndyMac Bank) where he oversaw mortgage production and customer experience.
He has also held leadership positions with First Banks, Inc. and TriStar Capital, LLC.

Bob earned a BA in Finance from California State University, Fullerton.

Cindy Pontanillo
Director, Wholesale Business Development

Cindy Pontanillo joined Liberty in 2009 but has worked in the reverse mortgage industry since 2004. Since joining the reverse mortgage industry, Cindy has acted in a variety of support roles, exclusively in the B2B channel. As part of her role at Liberty, Cindy supports the Wholesale channel by focusing on improving the Partner’s experience by implementing and streamlining processes, communication and a number of other Liberty resources that touch the Partner.

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Account Managers
Brian Burgan
Business Development Manager

Brian has been in the reverse mortgage industry for six years, but has worked in lending at various capacities as a loan officer at banks and brokerages since 1999. During that time, Brian originated loans and managed successful sales processing teams, giving him a high-level appreciation for what it takes to best support partners in building their businesses. Brian takes great pride in providing industry-leading support to partners of all experience levels and being available to answer questions, lead training and help move files through the origination process. Brian is thrilled to be a part of the Liberty family and feels privileged to have a part in improving the lives of seniors who benefit from a reverse mortgage.

Teresa Simmons
Business Development Manager

Teresa was part of the Wholesale start-up team and has been with Liberty since January 2009. Raised by her grandparents, Teresa has a special affinity for members of the senior community. She understands, on a personal level, how the industry provides relief for seniors in need and can enhance overall lifestyle for those looking for unique financial options. With more than fourteen years of industry experience, Teresa has served in roles varying from operations to sales support. This directly translates into extensive product knowledge and productivity.

Her daily goal is to find the “yes” to your questions!

Teresa and her husband David, have one daughter and too many cats.

Jamie Longe
Business Development Manager

Jamie Longe joined Liberty in February of 2017 as a Business Development Manager. An industry veteran, he has been working in the reverse mortgage industry since 2006. Jamie brings with him 25 years of mortgage industry experience, including 14 years in forward correspondent lending and most recently running the Eastern Wholesale Division for another Lender. Jamie received his undergraduate degree in Finance from Central Michigan University and earned an MBA from Eastern Michigan University.

Jamie resides in Royal Oak, Michigan with his wife, Anna, and their three children.

Ron Slasor
Business Development Manager

Ron started in the mortgage business over 15 years ago, beginning as a Reverse Mortgage Specialist helping seniors directly and through wholesale brokers for years. He moved into the Forward Mortgage side as a Wholesale Account Executive working with the Nation’s Top Lenders and has returned to serve 100% in the Reverse market with Liberty Reverse Mortgage. As an expert in the field today, he works with Wholesale Brokers, Non-delegated and Correspondent Partners.

Ron has always been dedicated to helping loan professionals expand their market share and grow their business with New Products. He has the expertise to show you how to create long term affinity Reverse Mortgage referral partners, proven ways of reaching senior consumers direct and much more experience and knowledge to help increase your loan volumes.

Whether you are looking to get started in Reverse Mortgages for the first time or you are an industry veteran looking for new ways to grow your business, Ron has the ability and support of Liberty Reverse, one of the Nation’s Top Reverse Mortgage Lenders to teach, train and help you every step of the way!

Let’s Help change the lives of seniors and their families with a Reverse Mortgage.

Stephen Thomas
Business Development Manager

Stephen Thomas joined Liberty with almost six years of wholesale reverse mortgage lending experience. His areas of expertise includes business development, broker/lender partnership acquisitions, onboarding, relationship building, marketing consulting and sales technique and resource training. This expertise is the culmination of over 30 years of mortgage, financial services, entrepreneurial and military experience.

In his previous role, Steve was instrumental in closing several hundred loans. He looks forward to helping you close your loans with Liberty.

Steve completed the majority of his undergraduate studies through Harvard University.

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