Meet Our Leadership Team

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At First Heritage Mortgage, people come first. That’s always meant delivering on our core business of connecting the people that make up our communities with one of the most important aspects of their lives – their homes.

We provide exceptional service to our clients by elevating our people-first culture as our highest pillar of success. Our leadership team is made up of hard workers, bold thinkers, and above all else, collaborative listeners. Meet our team of leaders below!

Alex Wish CEO First Heritage Mortgage

Alex Wish

Chief Executive Officer

Banks Gatchel President First Heritage Mortgage

Banks Gatchel


Phil Denfeld COO First Heritage Mortgage

Phil Denfeld

Chief Operating Officer

Jerry Berry EVP Production First Heritage Mortgage

Jerry Berry

Executive Vice President


Roshan Alavi

Executive Vice President


Bud Wilkinson EVP Business & Cultural Development First Heritage Mortgage

Bud Wilkinson

Executive Vice President

Business & Cultural Development

Otway Wallace, EVP, Southeast Regional Manager

Otway Wallace

Executive Vice President

Southeast Regional Manager

Erica Goodwin SVP Corporate Marketing First Heritage Mortgage

Erica Goodwin

Senior Vice President

Corporate Marketing

Noel Rodriguez-Pak

Senior Vice President


Paul Denmon

Vice President

Construction & Renovation Lending

Denise Draper VP Human Resources & Corporate Operations First Heritage Mortgage

Denise Draper

Vice President

Corporate Operations

Our People

Our loan officers average over 15 years of mortgage banking experience. Let the knowledge and expertise they have acquired over the years benefit you!

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We love our jobs because we help change people’s lives. Learn more about our company, our culture, and opportunities to join our growing legacy of success.

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Giving Back

We are honored to partner with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals┬« to help fund life-saving health care, education, and research for children in the communities we serve.

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