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Management

Brian Kent

General Manager

Brian Kent C2 Financial General Manager

Brian was born and raised in San Diego, CA. He attended high school at Mt. Carmel and college at UCSB, Graduating in 1989 in Biology. (Yes, biology) After a short stint at laboratory at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, he made the natural transitions over the business world in accepting a position with Northwestern Mutual.

One of Brian's clients was an owner of a large mortgage company and he was impressed with Brian's abilities, and offered Brian a recruiting job at his company. Brian accepted the job and in 1989, Brian entered the industry as a recruiter/business development. Over the years, he helped the company in different aspects, from operations to compliance to event planning to business strategy.

Currently he is the General Manager of C2 Financial and his main focus continues to be improvement and innovation, always looking for ways to better the company, in terms of tools, resources, training, for its originators.

David Temko

Managing Director Commerical

David Temko C2 Financial Managing Director

As Managing Director of the C2 Commercial Division, David Temko oversees all commercial loan origination and placement of commercial debt & structured finance.

With over 10 years experience in commercial real estate, David leads a team that is dedicated to maximizing the value C2 Financial Corporation offers to loan officers and their clients to further establish C2 Financial Corporation and a full service financial platform.

Prior to his role at C2 Commercial, David was an investment sales broker at Marcus & Millichap and spent five years as a top performer at Wells Fargo Commercial and Business Banking Group in southern California. Following commercial banking David ran a Capital Markets group at a Voit Real Estate Services, a commercial brokerage house based in southern California.

David has a proven track record of successfully originating, underwriting and closing commercial mortgage transactions on all commercial product types for both investors and business owners across the county. David's extensive background in commercial lending, sales, leasing and experience in the banking industry set him apart. He understands transactions from a true investment perspective and is known for best in class, solution-driven commercial finance advisory work.

With a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and emphasis in entrepreneurship from California State University, Chico you can imagine that David embodies a work hard, play hard mentality. When not in the office you can find him at a beach surfing, on the golf course or enjoying times with family and close friends.

David has been an integral part of C2 Financial Corporation since its inception and is well positioned for continual growth. His tenacious and client-centric focus resonates within the C2 culture of highly skilled individuals and the strong national network C2 Financial Corporation holds allow C2 Commercial to deliver superior results for its clients.

Jay Welch

Recruiting Manager

Jay Welch C2 Financial Reverse

Jay was born and raised in the San Diego area. After attending SDSU and graduating in 1984, he worked for Mission Bay Mortgage selling FHA/VA rates at 18.5%. Yes, 18.5%. A few years later, he changed careers after one of his clients recruited him as their National Sales Manager for a manufacturing company, but the mortgage industry came calling again when World Savings needed an AE in the San Diego area.

After stops at Aurora and UBS, he spent a number of years as the Loan Asset Manager for Wells Fargo. In 2015, he joined the C2 family as its recruiting manager and brings years of mortgage experience to the table. Jay has a passion for the business and bleeds C2 blue day in, day out working to grow the company with high caliber originators.

Scott Harmes

Manager Reverse Division

Scott Harmes C2 Financial Reverse

Scott has 36 years of experience in Real Estate Brokerage, Mortgage Lending, and Reverse Mortgage. He manages the C2 Reverse Mortgage Division and is one of only 157 Certified Reverse Mortgage Professionals (CRMP) nationwide, the highest designation for reverse mortgage professionals.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University in Business and Marketing with a minor in Industrial Engineering as well as a California Department of Real Estate Broker's License with a National Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) endorsement.

Having trained hundreds of real estate mortgage professionals in his career and closed thousands of transactions, Scott has bolstered his long & deep experience with today's state of the art tools and the power of the nation's largest mortgage broker C2 Financial. Financing drives real estate and he is an expert at structuring real estate transactions with mortgage financing that gives his clients the advantage of maximum leverage.

This combination of real estate and mortgage expertise and experience gives the C2 Loan officers as well as clients incredible power to decide whether to sell their home, buy a different home, refinance, or use a Reverse Mortgage to release the equity in their home to enhance their retirement years.

CA DRE Brokers License # 01113987 NMLS# 248551

Christina Harmes CRMP

Assistant Manager Reverse Division

Christina Harmes C2 Financial Reverse

Christina Harmes is the assistant manager for C2 Reverse a Division of C2 Financial Corp. She has over 10 years of experience in Real Estate, Mortgage Lending, and Reverse Mortgage. As one of only 157 Certified Reverse Mortgage Professionals (CRMP) nationwide, she has achieved the highest designation in the reverse mortgage industry.

Getting an early start in her Father's office in high school, Christina Harmes knows her way around real estate and mortgages. While earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics at SDSU she continued to work in her father's office and gained the real-world experience where she could apply her education. She loves being able to help people find the right solution for their specific situation.

Christina believes it's important to give back to the community. She spends every Saturday morning September through April coaching the Varsity Surf team for her Alma Mater High School, Academy of Our Lady of Peace, with a team of over 30 surfers. She participates every year at a local Senior Center dressing up as Alice (Alice in Wonderland) to help MC the Annual Mad Hatter's Tea Party and she is a founding member of the National Aging in Place Council San Diego Chapter.

Christina will tell you her client steal her heart; she loves helping seniors keep their independence, enhance their retirement plan, and stop worrying because they know they can retire with a solid plan enhanced by a reverse mortgage.

CA DRE License # 01809003 NMLS #1094286

Andrea Vasquez

QC Manager

Andrea Vasquez C2 Financial

Andrea oversees the review team for C2 Financial Corporation. She has worked with C2 Financial since 2005. Starting in the Accounting department, she has moved her way through the company, working in all areas of Review, encompassing PreQC, PostQC and Funded Files.

Her team works hard on providing great customer service while keeping in compliance as top priority.

Renee Paluck

Manager Cal State Realty Services

Renee Paluck C2 Financial Managing Director

Renee is the Real Estate Manager for Cal State Realty Services, the real estate division of C2 Financial. She is a licensed Broker and has 12 years of experience in real estate. Renee has worked for C2 Financial for the last 14 years.

Renee holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communication & Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She began her career at C2 Financial right after she graduated from college in the accounting department. Shortly thereafter she transferred to the real estate department as a Transaction Coordinator. Over the next 12 years she worked her way up, got her broker's license and now manages the real estate department.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

CA DRE License # 01897240

Naomi Cowne

C2 Office Manager and Cal State Realty Transaction Coordinator

Naomi Cowne C2 Financial

Naomi Cowne is our C2 Corporate Office Manager and a Transaction Coordinator for the Cal State Realty Services division of C2 Financial.

As a graduate from San Diego State University in Public Administration, she took an entry level job with C2 and has worked her way through various departments, learning the business and gaining her DRE License along the way. Naomi understands the value hard work, customer service and loyalty and hopes to continue to grow along with C2 Financial.

In her spare time, you can find her traveling with family or catching the latest concert or dance theater event.

Mickie Maurer

Regional Manager/ Recruiter

Mickie Maurer C2 Financial

I joined the Team in 2001 as an originator. However, based on my prior years' experience as an owner of my own mortgage firm and owner of a four-state master franchise for ERA real estate, I was given opportunity in 2003 to be a regional manager/recruiter. It is with personal and professional pleasure I have the daily opportunity to share the economic and service benefits available to Loan Officers not want to be wanting to be micromanaged but who do want great service, lender resources, processing and commission splits. I am proud to be part of a staff recognized nationwide for its "First In Service to Loan Officers" business philosophy.