Thomas Finnegan


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Tom Finnegan joined STRATMOR in February, 2014 after serving as President and CEO of the mortgage banking units of FirstMerit Bank, Akron, OH, Huntington Bank, Columbus, OH and as a senior mortgage banking executive at Integra Bank and Landmark Savings Association, Pittsburgh, PA. He has over 30 years of comprehensive mortgage banking experience, with a particular focus on mortgage banking operations in a bank environment. He planned and executed entry into the mortgage banking business at both Integra and Landmark. Tom’s previous experience also includes customer database marketing and lead generation, as Chief Operating Officer of Continuity Programs, Inc., Walled Lake, MI. He began his business career with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG), as a Certified Public Accountant in the firm’s Pittsburgh office.

In his mortgage banking executive roles, Finnegan built mortgage sales organizations targeted toward external business development and in partnership with retail banking leadership in order to better serve the retail customers of the bank, and developed or expanded third party production channels, direct origination via call center and relocation finance. He also led development of secondary marketing strategies, servicing, loss mitigation and servicing asset management, production operations and IT, construction lending, bank mortgage portfolio management and affiliated title company operations. He led successful integration of acquired banks’ mortgage operations at FirstMerit, Huntington and Integra, and was responsible for evaluation and purchase of an independent mortgage bank by Integra.

Finnegan  is a past president of the Ohio Mortgage Bankers Association and the Mortgage Bankers Association of Southwestern Pa., served on the Residential Board of Governors of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, and was a founding board member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Pennsylvania. He graduated with high distinction from The Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Accounting. He and his wife Beverly reside in Dublin, OH.