Executive Officer Biographies
Daniel G. Crockett - President/CEO,
Chairman of the Board
Scott J. Tansil - CFO,
Joseph P. Bowen - COO,
Head of Secondary Marketing
Bobby Frank - Executive
Vice President of National Wholesale Operations
Andrew Taylor - Executive
Vice President and Director of National Sales
Keith P. Mills - Executive
Vice President of Correspondent Lending
Steven H. Medes - Executive
Vice President of Retail Lending
Daniel G. Crockett serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board for Franklin American Mortgage. Mr. Crockett purchased the company, a privately owned mortgage finance company, in September of 1994. Under Mr. Crockett’s leadership, the company has grown from a small brokerage operation into one of the top 15 mortgage banking companies in the nation. Prior to serving as the company’s President and CEO, Mr. Crockett was a financial planner with J.H. Shoemaker & Company, Inc. in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Crockett earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Lambuth University in 1991 and is a graduate of the MBA School of Mortgage Banking. He is a member of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers, the Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association, and the Tennessee Association of Mortgage Brokers. In addition, Mr. Crockett served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Mortgage Bankers Association, and is the former chairman for The Council on the Future of FHA, he sat on the Residential Board of Governors for the National Mortgage Bankers Association and was a former Board of Trustees Member for Belmont University. Mr. Crockett currently serves on the Nashville Chapter of Junior Achievement and the Executive Board of the Nashville Sports Council as well as the Board of Trustees for Avenue Bank, Franklin Road Academy and the Tennessee Golf Foundation. Mr. Crockett was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year by the Nashville Business Journal and The Tennessean newspaper in 2003.
Scott J. Tansil is Chief Financial Officer/Secretary responsible for all financial and accounting duties. Mr. Tansil also manages over $1.5 billion in warehouse credit facilities from various money-centered institutions and oversees Loan Servicing, Human Resources, Information Technology, Post Closing/Loan Shipping & Final Documentation and Marketing departments. Prior to joining FAMC, he served as CFO of Wiser Company, LLC, was Corporate Tax Manager for Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation in Nashville and served as an accountant in the Audit and Tax Department of Dempsey, Wilson & Company, P.C., in Brentwood, Tennessee. Mr. Tansil graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an Accounting Major.
Joseph P. Bowen serves as the Company's Chief Operations Officer. Mr. Bowen oversees all secondary marketing functions including risk management, investor relations, pricing strategies and product development. He is also responsible for credit policy, compliance, quality assurance, government insuring and loss mitigation. Prior to joining Franklin American, Mr. Bowen spent more than 14 years at AccuBanc Mortgage in Dallas, Texas. He rose up through the ranks from Pricing Analyst, to Manager of Secondary Marketing and Executive Vice President of Operations. He last served as head of Operations for the AccuBanc Division of National City Mortgage Corporation. Following his work at AccuBanc, Mr. Bowen served as Senior Vice President of Secondary Marketing for Countrywide Home Loans in Dallas, where he was in charge of pricing, product development, and market research for the Retail division. Mr. Bowen is a native of Mississippi and a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance.
Bobby Frank serves as the Company's Executive Vice-President of National Wholesale Operations. Mr. Frank has over twenty five years experience working in real estate with a diverse background including residential and commercial appraisal, retail originations, whole loan and table funding mortgage sales, and single family sales. He has served in his current capacity since 1995. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Frank was a Correspondent Account Executive with Lomas Mortgage USA in Dallas, Texas. Prior to that Mr. Frank was employed as a Real Estate Appraiser of both Commercial and Residential property for approximately 7 years. Mr. Frank earned his Associates Degree with a Real Estate Finance Major in 1989 from Northlake College in Irving, Texas. He is a member of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers, the Texas Association of Mortgage Brokers, and is a Texas Licensed Real Estate Broker.
Andrew Taylor serves as the Company's Executive Vice President and Director of National Sales. Mr. Taylor is responsible for National Wholesale Sales. In addition to managing the daily operations of the Wholesale Sales force, he oversees the recruitment, hiring and oversight of all sales management. Before joining Franklin American Mortgage in January 1996, Mr. Taylor was a Regional Correspondent Account Executive with Lomas Mortgage USA in Dallas, Texas. In 1994, he served as President for First Houston Mortgage Company where he assisted in the development of a newly formed mortgage brokerage company. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Taylor was a Loan Officer with Farm & Home Savings Association in Houston, Texas. Mr. Taylor graduated from Rice University in Houston, Texas with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Managerial Studies and Political Science. He is also a member of the National Mortgage Bankers Association of America and the National Association of Mortgage Brokers.
Keith P. Mills serves as Executive Vice President of Correspondent Lending. Mr. Mills began his mortgage banking career with Lincoln Service Mortgage Corporation in 1990 as a division operations manager where he managed a nationwide lending unit and helped launch the company's relocation lending program. After serving as a Regional Account Manager for Huntington Mortgage Company in Columbus, Ohio from 1993 to 1996 he joined Bank of America's correspondent lending program where he served as a Regional Manager from 1996 to 2001 and managed best-effort and structured transaction relationships over a multi-state region. Mr. Mills joined Franklin American Mortgage in late 2001 and launched its Correspondent Lending Division. He manages the division's sales, operations and underwriting units and has overseen the growth of the division into one of the industry’s top correspondent lending programs. Mr. Mills graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.
Steven H. Medes serves as the Executive Vice President of Retail Lending. Mr. Medes joined Franklin American Mortgage as a loan originator in February of 1995 and was promoted to the Executive Vice President of the division in July of 1997. He manages the division’s sales and all facets of the operations including processing, underwriting, closing and post closing nationally. Mr. Medes is responsible for all recruitment, staffing and mortgage production requirements for the Retail division. He has been in the mortgage industry since 1992, an experience that started in his birthplace of New Jersey as an originator at Prime Time Mortgage Company and then with Encore Mortgage Company. His mortgage career moved to Tennessee with Third National Bank as a loan originator in 1993 before coming to Franklin American Mortgage Company. Mr. Medes graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.