Founder & President
Christina Pham is the founder and President of JMAC Lending Inc., a mortgage bank based in Irvine, California. JMAC Lending has originated approximately 30,000 mortgage loans through its wholesale lending platform and has become one of the 30 largest wholesale lenders in the industry. Prior to forming JMAC Lending in 2007, Pham was a branch manager for Com Unity Lending (DBA JMAC Lending). During a 10-year period, her start-up branch became the largest branch for the company, originating 25% of the total origination volume for the company. Before joining Com Unity Lending, Christina was a vice president for LP California Mortgage, a Newport Beach mortgage lender.
Recently, Christina was nominated to receive the Orange County Business Journal’s Women in Business Award of 2015. Over the course of only 7 years, Christina managed to expand a modest 8 person operation that serviced only Orange County to a company that boasts over 100 employees and services 14 states, capturing a significant portion of the wholesale lending market wherever it goes.
Christina founded JMAC Lending after seeing an opportunity in the mortgage banking industry to reach the traditionally underserved Asian market in Southern California. Leveraging cutting-edge technology, efficient operation, and an experienced underwriting staff, she established a solid foundation for her investors’ faith. Today, Christina still underwrites loans, especially newer products, to develop a comprehensive and intimate understanding of the products her company sells. She believes leadership is defined by the ability to listen and adapt to the insights of her employees, who are entrenched in the loan manufacturing business.