Management Changes at Meriwest Mortgage

Greg Meyer
Meriwest Credit Union
Community Relations Manager
Direct Line: 408-365-6328

Names new President and Sales Manager for Meriwest Credit Union’s subsidiary

SAN JOSE, CA – August 28, 2012 – Mark Antonioli, Senior Vice President of Lending and Chief Credit Officer of Meriwest Credit Union was recently named as President of Meriwest Credit Union’s real estate lending subsidiary, Meriwest Mortgage. Mr. Antonioli will manage Meriwest Mortgage’s activities concurrent with his other loan management duties. In addition, Meriwest Mortgage also brought in Dan Hapner as their Director of Mortgage Sales. Mr. Hapner will be responsible for the performance of all mortgage sales activities where he will develop, guide and direct the mortgage sales team.

Spending his business life in finance prior to joining Meriwest, Mark Antonioli worked for the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and was a senior lending manager with Wells Fargo Bank. Most recently, Mr. Antonioli managed the Consumer Lending Business Unit for Fremont Bank, growing monthly new loan originations by 400% in less than a year. At Meriwest Credit Union he has engineered a turnaround in the consumer lending activities where consumer loan production has increased to near pre-recession levels.

Most recently, Dan Hapner was the District Director for Zip Realty in San Jose where he managed 85 sales agents and 7 supervisors.  Dan was responsible for growing Zip’s residential real estate sales activities in the Silicon Valley region.  Mr. Hapner developed a strong culture of professionalism, teamwork and fun. Prior to his role at Zip Realty, he was the President and Broker/Owner of Discovery Mortgage in Agoura Hills.  In the five years through 2007 his company originated nearly $100,000,000 in mortgages with 90% of production comprised of “A” paper credit risk loans, and of which 70% were purchase-money transactions.

“Mark is a seasoned executive with an extensive background in lending operations and financial functions,” said Christopher Owen, President and CEO of Meriwest Credit Union. “Meriwest Mortgage will benefit from his extensive knowledge of lending, compliance and his personal commitment to customer service.”

“Dan is responsible for identifying areas where Meriwest may dedicate efforts to grow loan volume as we move forward – with particular focus towards a purchase-money market.” said Mark Antonioli, President of Meriwest Mortgage. “He will partner with all areas of the Credit Union in developing programs to identify and serve the needs of our existing membership base. “
About Meriwest Credit Union
At one billion dollars in assets, Meriwest Credit Union is one of Silicon Valley’s largest and established financial institutions. Meriwest has been providing proactive, personal, convenient and innovative financial services to over 72,000 businesses and families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Tucson, Arizona, since 1961. More information can be found at

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