Board of Advisors
Paul began his real estate career in 1987 with Today Real Estate on Cape Cod. By his second year, he had become one of the top 1% of Realtors on the Cape. He became office manager, then general manager for the company, leading its growth from 10 agents to more than 80 by 1998, when he opened Today Mortgage Services. He managed and operated Today Mortgage Services until 2007, having grown the company to over $120 million in loan volume, and 20 employees.
Paul left Today in 2007 to found Keller Williams Cape Cod and the Islands. In 2011, Paul took over the operations of Homestead Mortgage, LLC which had one employee. Under his leadership, Homestead now has 30 employees and generates $130 million in annual volume.
Paul is on the National Customer Advisory Board for Plaza Home Mortgage, a top five wholesale and correspondent lender in San Diego, and on the advisory board for the newly formed Young Mortgage Professionals Association, which is seeking to expand the growth of millennials in the mortgage industry and in home buying. Past positions have included chairman of the Capital Budget Committee for the town of Yarmouth, and a member of the strategic planning committee of Countrywide Home Loans.
Michael Fontaine is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Plaza Home Mortgage, Inc. Before joining Plaza in 2004, Mr. Fontaine was the Director of Finance for Enovation Graphic Systems, a subsidiary of Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. (2003-2004). Mr. Fontaine was responsible for the Western Region financial performance of this $100 million regional business segment.
Previously Mr. Fontaine was the Chief Financial Officer for Nelson-Keystone (1995-2003), a multi-state graphic arts distribution company that was sold to Enovation in 2003. Mr. Fontaine's career includes several senior financial positions in closely held companies, including a mortgage broker/banker, a clothing manufacturer, a communications and advertising company and a real estate development company. Mr. Fontaine began his career with Deloitte Haskins & Sells (1984-1988), and is a Certified Public Accountant. In 2009, Mr. Fontaine was awarded the Certified Mortgage Banker designation from the Mortgage Banking Association. Mr. Fontaine has a Bachelor's Degree in Management Science from the University of California San Diego and a Master of Science Degree in Accountancy from San Diego State University.
Scott Compton has an extensive background as an executive in the mortgage industry and currently serves as the Divisional Production Executive for Plaza Home Mortgage Inc. Scott’s focus is on creating a process to help his partners build their book of business through strategic partnerships which includes quality training, planning and compliance. As a national speaker on the mortgage market, Compton is a well rounded executive who believes in building mature businesses one successful milestone at a time. Not afraid of performance measures and hard work, Compton strongly believes in the importance of establishing a positive company culture that directly and indirectly serves all employees and consumers at the highest levels of quality. Scott has a demonstrated track record of building business while working with his partners to help them build theirs. His ability to organize synergistic partner relationships to grow revenue and to add client value is unparalleled.
Deb Ferrante started in the mortgage business in 1989 as a loan processer. During her career, she has worked as a loan officer, wholesale representative, assistant teacher and is currently an account manager with Essent Guaranty. She is a second generation mortgage banker.
Deb is currently serving on the board of the New Hampshire Mortgage Bankers and Brokers Association, as well as the Maine Association of Mortgage Professionals. Formerly, she was chair of the New Hampshire Mortgage Bankers and Brokers Association’s education committee. Additionally, Deb is on the executive leadership committee of her local American Heart Association. Deb attended the University of Arizona and Southern New Hampshire University. She currently lives in Manchester, NH with her son.
Mark Sidoti is the Owner/Broker of Mortgage Assistance Company, LLC (MACLLC) which was formed in April of 1997. Mark’s professional career began after attending Lafayette College on a full Soccer scholarship and graduating as a Chemical Engineer in the early 1980’s. After a dozen years of domestic and international travel culminating with the title of “New Business Development Manager”, Mark left the engineering field in order to spend more time with his wonderful wife and four children. Mark entered the mortgage origination arena in the early 1990’s and never looked back. Growing MACLLC from a single individual operating in one State to as many as 18 employees operating in 4 States - two having brick and mortar facilities with total sales upwards of $100mm – showed Mark’s aptitude for sharing the knowledge and the excitement of the mortgage industry with his peers. Fortunately, MACLLC has had the foresight to expand and contract as necessary to best serve it’s customers through both the exciting and the difficult economic and political environments that have developed over the past 20 years. Mark’s ability to change and adapt quickly has allowed MACLLC to prosper during challenging and volatile environments and it will be millennials with these attributes that the new Young Mortgage Professional Association will bring into the industry as we look to pass the torch to the next generation of mortgage professionals.