Meet the Leadership

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Christopher M. George
President and Chief Executive Officer

As Founder, President and CEO, Christopher M. George has spent three decades cultivating an organization capable of sustaining and thriving through cyclical market fluctuations. He accomplished this through responsible risk management while identifying and capitalizing on key emerging markets. George prioritizes regulatory compliance and champions industry and consumer advocacy through direct participation at the local, state and federal levels. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), a member of the MBA’s Board of Directors, past Chairman for California Mortgage Bankers Association (CMBA), a member of the CMBA's Board of Directors, and has served on many advisory boards and task forces within the industry.

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Kimberly Callas
Executive Vice President

Kimberly Callas has spent more than twenty years developing operational efficiencies, risk management policies and procedures and customer service best practices, while supporting and guiding sales opportunities across all areas of mortgage lending, including Correspondent, Wholesale and Retail Lending production. Callas currently serves as CMG Financial Executive Vice President, as well as oversees all sales and fulfillment activity for the Retail Lending business channel.

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Peter Gilbert
Chief Credit and Operating Officer

Peter Gilbert serves as Chief Credit and Operating Officer for CMG Financial. Gilbert has more than 25 years of experience working in the mortgage industry with an extensive background in capital markets, credit, and operations. He is responsible for all credit and operations functions for the company with a strong focus on credit quality, operational efficiency, and implementing technology to create a strong operational brand. Gilbert earned his degree as a graduate of York College.

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AJ George
Chief Administrative Officer

AJ George began his mortgage-banking career with CMG Financial in 2005. He gained a comprehensive background of Correspondent, Wholesale, and Retail Lending and now serves as Chief Administrative Officer. He has a natural affinity for service volunteering for the non-profit organization CMG Foundation and participating in multiple AIDS LifeCycle bicycle rides from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

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Paul Akinmade

Paul Akinmade oversees the strategy and tactics to grow CMG's business while creating brand awareness and marketing plans for a wider reach of the CMG name. Akinmade is an accomplished leader with recognized achievements in business development, process improvement, execution, and market growth. He is effective at fostering multi-channel cooperation from business units of varying disciplines, allowing for efficient execution and lasting results. Akinmade received his undergraduate degree from University of Maryland Baltimore County and his Executive MBA from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

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Catherine Mijares
Chief Operating Officer

Catherine Mijares has worked with CMG Financial for over eighteen years, previously serving as Operations Manager and VP, National Underwriting Manager. Processing and underwriting at CMG Financial are both core components of our operational efficiency. Catherine is an expert in strategy and process improvement and works to implement new systems as needed.

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