John Hamel, Executive Vice President, Capital Markets

John A. Hamel is Executive Vice President of Capital Markets at Prime Choice Funding, Inc. where he oversees all loan sale activity, pipeline hedging and interest rate risk management.   Prior to Prime Choice, John was the President of, LLC, Founder and CEO of Solstice Closing Solutions, LLC and Executive Vice President of First Direct Lending, LLC.  During the 18 years prior to First Direct, John held various Investment Banking positions with Sterne Agee & Leach, Friedman, Billings, Ramsey (“FBR”) and Financial Technology Partners, all focused on advising and raising capital for mortgage companies, banks and financial technology firms.  Mr. Hamel graduated with an MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BS in Business Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California.