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OUR PEOPLE

Orlando Diaz

Orlando A. Diaz

President

NMLS ID #786245

 

Quote: “Whenever you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right." - Henry Ford

Mr. Diaz originated his first loan in 1998, and by 2001, he was a seasoned multi-million dollar producer.  In 2003, Mr. Diaz opened up his first mortgage company which became one of the largest independent mortgage companies in South Florida.  In 2008, Mr. Diaz was awarded top mortgage lender by the Latin Builder’s Association and won the President’s award for 2 years straight from the Builder’s Association of South Florida.

After a 5-year stint working as Vice-President with local and national banks. Orlando opened Metro Fund Inc. in August of 2014.  Mr. Diaz has positioned Metro Fund as one of the most diverse, independent mortgage companies in South Florida with access to every lending program for residential and commercial lending.  During his current tenure at Metro Fund, Mr. Diaz has presided over unprecedented year over year growth in the residential market and has made Metro Fund Inc, the lender of choice for the commercial/development community in South Florida.

Mr. Diaz served as an Executive Committee Member/Vice-President of the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals and served as President of the Miami Chapter.  His tenure at FAMP was highlighted with government affairs efforts in Tallahassee and Washington DC.  Besides the numerous speaking engagements and community involvements, Mr. Diaz is a father of 2 and a graduate of St. Brendan High School in Miami, FL and Loyola University in New Orleans.

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Joe Diaz

Vice-President

NMLS ID #1163635

 

Quote: ”If you are alive and breathing, there’s work to do.”

 

Mr. Joe Diaz is a seasoned licensed mortgage professional with more than 15 years in the mortgage industry. Mr. Diaz also has extensive experience in outside sales and training. Mr. Diaz’s focus is working with development projects and the private money sector. He has a passion for the mortgage industry and helping people get into a home. As an owner of Metro Fund, he plans to make the company a leader in the industry. He is a father of two girls and a University of Louisville alumni.

Jenny Blume

Jenny Blume

Director of Operations

NMLS ID #370573

 

Quote:  “We succeed because we are a dynamic team of passionate problem-solvers and team-players.”

 

Jenny serves dual functions for Metro Fund Inc.  She serves as Director of Operations handling all functions of the front and back office including processing, IT and management and she also serves as a licensed contract processor.  Jenny is President and Owner of GBE Financial LLC., a Licensed Mortgage Broker Company since 2009. Jenny has more than 20 years of experience in Commercial and Residential Real Estate Lending and development. She earned her A.A. from MDCC College and has extensive knowledge in Loan Processing, Underwriting, Mortgage Compliance and Loss Mitigation Analyst.  She’s also been working as a Contract Freelance Paralegal and assisted attorneys as an Expert Witness for many Foreclosure Court Cases.

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Nelson Lopez

Business Development/Licensed Loan Originator

NMLS ID #2035017

 

Quote: “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” — Babe Ruth

Nelson is the Business Development Manager for Metro Fund Inc.   Nelson brings an extensive network base and years of established business relationships to our company. Nelson focuses on traditional mortgages, as well as out-of-the-box loans like non-prime and private lending. Nelson also focuses on the construction and commercial world via his Directorship with the Latin Builder’s Association.  Nelson also holds the largest toy drive in Miami-Dade County each year to bring joy to many underserved youths.  He is also a family man with his wife of 27 years and 3 wonderful adult kids, and an avid dog lover with 3 doodles.

Pablo Aguilar

Pablo Aguilar

Loan Originator

NMLS ID #1187426

 

Quote:  “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it!”

 

I am committed to providing ideal financing options to homebuyers and homeowners in the South Florida Area.  I have experience in Conventional, FHA, USDA, Private and VA lending and will provide an educated and thorough determination of which program will best meet your needs. I have been in the mortgage business for over 13 years, gaining the knowledge and expertise to help put you at ease throughout the mortgage process. My diverse experience in the mortgage industry allows me to better assist you and ensure a smooth process from origination through to closing.

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Rafaela "Amy" Garcia

Sr. Loan Originator

NMLS ID #291288

 

Quote: “MAKE A DIFFERENCE.  Help as many people as possible achieve their home purchasing dreams. The process of purchasing a home can be a great experience and I am here to help.”

Amy is a Senior Loan Officer for Metro Fund Inc. since 2019. She has been in the mortgage business and licensed loan originator since 2002. Amy has owned her own company and has worked with top tier lenders. She assists her clients with the pre-approval process for residential/commercial loans. Some of the products are conventional and non-conventional programs, FHA/VA and Jumbo loans.

She was born in Habana, Cuba and raised in Miami, Florida.  She attended Miami Dade Community College with an Associate in Science in Psychology and Florida International University in Health Information Management (undergraduate). She is a current member of FAMP and the Women’s Council of Realtors MDC.  She has previously sponsored VAREP.  She enjoys, traveling, cooking, and music.

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Rafael Amaro

Sr. Loan Originator

NMLS ID #1976196

 

Quote:  “There is no greater satisfaction for me than to see families move into their new homes and build their futures together.”

Rafael is a seasoned professional and has been in the mortgage business for over 20 years ago.  He is passionate about helping people achieve the American Dream of Home Ownership.  Rafael has a strong commercial lending background and specializes in residential non-traditional Loans, as well as FHA, USDA, VA, Foreign National, and Business Owners Loans.  Rafael is a member of the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals and constantly pursuing higher industry education.  Rafael is happily married and a proud father of a young volleyball athlete. 

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Loyda Cruz

Loan Processor

 

Loyda is the Loan Processor for Metro Fund Inc.  She joined the company in 2020 and jumped right in during a period of company growth.  She is the company’s main processor handling mostly all conventional and non-prime loans.  Her previous experience as a processor for a mortgage lender has helped her smooth transition to her new role.  Loyda brings knowledge and consistency to her position and has helped streamline the company’s process flow.  She is an expert at prequalifying new clients and can determine the best loan programs for all clients she serves.

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Lindsay Aleman

Loan Manager

Quote: “A dream does not become reality through magic, it takes sweat, determination and hard Work.”  — Colin Powell.

Lindsay is the company’s Loan Manager and she has been with Metro Fund Inc. since 2021. She serves a vital role for Metro Fund by making sure each file is opened and closed in compliance with National and State laws and makes sure the files are ready to be processed.  She handles vendor relationships with title companies and appraisers.  Lindsay experience comes from her tenure with Angel Oak and Loan Depot.  Lindsay has been a great addition to the Metro Fund team.  She is a mother of a teenage daughter and loves to spend time with her family.