Arc Home Leadership Team

The leadership team at Arc Home consists of well-respected, industry experts who are dedicated to providing diverse lending options and collaborative management.

Richard Bradfield

Chief Executive Officer, joined Arc Home in November, 2018. Mr. Bradfield has nearly 30 years of industry experience, having served in various leadership capacities. Prior to joining Arc Home, he most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of Home Point Financial. Prior to that, Mr. Bradfield was with PHH Corporation where he served in multiple capacities including Senior Vice President overseeing all Originations Operations, Treasurer and Senior Vice President of Capital Markets.


Mr. Bradfield received his bachelor’s degree from Drexel University and his MBA from Temple University.

Massimo Monaco

Chief Financial Officer, joined Arc Home in December, 2018.  Mr. Monaco has over 16 years of industry experience, having served in various leadership capacities. He most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of American Financial Resources, where he was responsible for all financial aspects of the company including accounting, financial reporting, tax, treasury, asset management, capital markets, and FP&A.


Mr. Monaco also worked at PHH Corporation servicing most recently as Senior Financial Officer of PHH Mortgage and Vice President of Corporate Planning & Strategy.


Mr. Monaco received his bachelor’s degree and MBA from LaSalle University.

Lee Kaplan

Executive Vice President & General Counsel, joined Arc Home in October, 2018.  Mr. Kaplan has over 15 years of industry experience, having served previously as the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for PHH Corporation where he was responsible for establishing and optimizing risk and compliance capabilities relating to consumer compliance, regulatory relations, credit risk, third-party oversight, QA/QC, counterparty/financial risk, privacy and information security.


Mr. Kaplan previously served as Assistant General Counsel at PHH Corporation responsible for mortgage/lease financing and securitization transactions, corporate governance, SEC compliance, employment law and litigation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Kaplan served as general counsel to a privately held group of manufacturing and distribution companies and worked as an associate attorney in an AM Law 100 firm.


Mr. Kaplan received his bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College and his J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Katherine Gardner

Chief Production Officer, joined Arc Home in 2019. Katherine has worked and evolved in the mortgage industry for over 20 years. At Arc Home, she is responsible for all business development and sales efforts for the Company’s Wholesale and Correspondent channels as well as the Company’s marketing efforts. 


Prior to joining Arc Home, Katherine acted as the SVP of Strategic Sales, Non-Delegated Correspondent Channel Manager responsible for building an industry-leading NDC sales and operations organization. Her roles as a Divisional Vice President with NYCB Mortgage, EverBank and Principal Residential all utilized her passion for building best-in-class sales organizations across the client spectrum. 

Suzy Lindblom

Chief Operating Officer,joined Arc Home in August, 2022. Suzy brings over 40 years of mortgage experience and over 25 in Third Party Originations, including both the Wholesale and Correspondent channels, to Arc Home. Ms. Lindblom has served on the executive leadership teams of some of the largest and most successful mortgage firms in the nation. Prior to joining Arc Home, Suzy was the COO of First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation. Ms. Lindblom also serves on the Board of Directors for NEXT, and has won numerous industry leadership awards.

Nazim Ahmed

Chief Information Officer, joined Arc Home in August, 2020. Mr. Ahmed has more than 24 years of technology experience building enterprise systems. He has global experience in Mortgage Banking and Financial Services Industry with extensive knowledge in designing and implementing mission critical systems at financial institutions. 


Prior to joining Arc Home, Mr. Ahmed held senior IT positions at Ocwen Financial, PHH Mortgage Corporation and Wipro systems. While at Ocwen and PHH, Mr. Ahmed led various implementations driving technology transformation and strategy, building cutting edge systems using emerging technologies to automate workflow in originations and servicing, improve customer experience, buildout of PHH’s lending platform supporting private label, correspondent lending and portfolio retention business. 


Mr. Ahmed received an Engineering Degree in Computer Science from Bangalore University, India. 

Mark A. Schaefer

Executive Vice President, Capital Markets, Mr. Schaefer joined Arc Home in 2017, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in the residential mortgage industry. 


Prior to joining Arc Home, Mr. Schaefer was an executive at Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC from 2013 to 2016 where he held the positions of Director, Agency Performance & Relations and Director, Capital Markets. 


Mr. Schaefer previously held positions of increased responsibility and breadth within GMAC Residential Capital’s Capital Markets.  Mr. Schaefer managed their $3.5B whole loan portfolio, and his experience also includes managing the trading group responsible for hedging and disposition of fixed rate mortgages and the hedge analytics team managing the mortgage pipeline market risk exposure.


Mr. Schaefer received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from West Chester University and an MBA in Finance from LaSalle University.

Michael Rivera

Chief Human Resources Officer, joined Arc Home in May, 2022. Mr. Rivera has over 25 years of varied industry experience, having served in leadership capacities in global organizations. He most recently served as Vice President, Human Resources – USA for Puratos Corporation where he was responsible for the strategic and functional leadership for all HR management-related activities in the U.S. Prior to that, Mr. Rivera was with TransUnion, a consumer credit reporting agency and global information company, where he served in multiple senior capacities leading full service and functional HR teams delivering human capital solutions to multiple global business units.


Mr. Rivera received his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Human Resource Management from Susquehanna University.

Gerard McGeever

Executive Vice President, Head of Marketing, joined Arc Home in 2021. Gerard brings nearly 20 years of financial services marketing experience, having held leadership positions at some of the largest mortgage originators and servicers in the industry, including NewRez and Cenlar. He is well versed in all origination channels including Wholesale, Correspondent, Retail and Direct to Consumer.


Mr. McGeever previously served as the Vice President of Marketing at Freedom Mortgage where he was the marketing product owner for the entire book of portfolio loans.


Gerard attended Loyola University in Maryland for his bachelor’s degree and obtained an MBA from LaSalle University.

Jim Young

Regional Vice President, joined Arc Home in 2020.  Jim Young is a well-respected and proven sales leader with over 30 years of mortgage industry experience with an extensive background in both sales and operations management during his career.


Mr. Young has most recently served as Divisional Vice President at Pacific Union Financial / Mr. Cooper for the past 6 years. Prior to Pacific Union Financial / Mr. Cooper, Mr. Young served as Regional Vice President at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage for 15 years.


Mr. Young earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from Robert Morris University.

Louise Woods

Regional Vice President, joined Arc Home in September, 2020. Louise has an extensive mortgage background with over 30 years in the industry. Fluent NonQM, in FNMA, FHLMC, Jumbo, and she understands the challenges to close these loans. At ARC Home, she is responsible for sales growth in Wholesale and Correspondent (both Del and Non-Del). Her emphasis in increasing proficiencies and team approach drive account production and attracts top sales talent in today’s marketplace.


Prior to joining ARC Home Loans, Louise was National Sales Manager at IMPAC Wholesale.


Louise has a strong focus on NonQM and helping brokers and bankers alike understand how to close these loans efficiently.

Nick Glasse

VP National Inside Sales, joined Arc Home in November of 2021. With over 20 plus years of mortgage experience, Nick has extensive knowledge in the Non-QM lending space and helped launch wholesale platforms for both FGMC and Advancial. Nick has had multiple leadership roles in mortgage retail lending and wholesale/correspondent lending. In his most recent role with FGMC as a RVP for wholesale, Nick and his team delivered exceptional service and fulfillment across multiple programs and products.

Russ Wright

Regional Vice President, joined Arc Home in January 2022, bringing over 27 years of executive sales leadership experience. Russ brings a proven track record of rapidly building successful sales teams and leading them to record production, primarily in the Non-QM space. He has held positions as EVP of Sales at Lime Financial, and most recently was with Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions in both the wholesale and correspondent channels.