Desmond Anthony is an experienced Mortgage Banking & Financial Services professional with over 17 years in the banking and financial services industry.
Desmond initially began his career in 2002 in West Palm Beach, FL at K. Hovnanian American Mortgage, LLC, a subsidiary of K. Hovnanian Homes. During his tenure with KHOV, Desmond served in various capacities for the origination of Conventional, Non-Conventional and Government loan products, as well as serving in leadership capacities for underwriting, processing and closing fulfillment responsibilities as Regional and Division Vice President. He was also charged with the responsibility of providing prospective first-time homebuyers with education on understanding the fundamentals of credit as well as the intricacies of the mortgage process.
Desmond spent the next eight years of his career in Phoenix, AZ with JPMorgan Chase's Consumer and Community Banking unit leading a full-scale mortgage operation for their Consumer Direct business channel, solely focused on revamping the mortgage bank's Purchase Money segment. After fulfilling that responsibility he then mirrored the same within the Chase's Retail Mortgage Bank while leading two operations centers in both Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA.
Desmond has a strong passion for educating customers, especially those in the low-to-moderate income areas, on how to achieve the dream of home ownership. He is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association and a supporter of the Human Rights Campaign.