Michael J. Carr, Executive Vice President
Michael Carr serves as Executive Vice President of Presidential Bank Mortgage. He has been employed by Presidential Bank since early 2010. Mr. Carr oversees the mortgage production offices in addition to Presidential Bank’s Mortgage management team. Mr. Carr has over 30 years of mortgage industry experience. He previously served as Regional Manager for one of PNC/National City Mortgage Eastern Regions’ in charge of the mid-Atlantic production offices and operations areas. He has been employed as the President of James Madison Mortgage Company, as well as Vice President of Secondary Marketing for Manufacturers Hanover and Society Mortgage Company.
Mr. Carr holds a BA in Economics and an MBA in Finance from the University of Connecticut.
Chris Cusack, Senior Vice President
Chris Cusack joined Presidential Bank Mortgage in 2019 and serves as Senior Vice President – Mortgage, leading capital markets, secondary marketing and operations. He is a strategic leader with more than 25 years of experience in mortgage banking and financial services in the areas of capital markets, financial management, pricing, operations, and originations.
Prior to Presidential Bank, Chris was the head of capital markets for a regional mortgage lender where he was responsible for leading its capital markets activities, including developing and implementing capital markets strategies to increase gain-on-sale and enhance secondary and capital markets operations.
He has also held positions that involved issuing debt, managing fixed income portfolios, issuing agricultural MBS and hedging/managing interest rate risk. Earlier in his career, he worked for KPMG Consulting in its National Mortgage Finance Group serving clients that included multinational financial services companies, leading mortgage originators/servicers, the GSEs, and the Mortgage Bankers’ Association (MBA).
Chris holds a BS from Boston College, an MBA from George Washington University and has earned the Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designation. Chris lives in Maryland with his wife and three daughters.
Richard B. Becker, Divisional Senior Vice President
Richard "Rich" Becker is Divisional Senior Vice President of Presidential Bank Mortgage. Mr. Becker has worked in the mortgage industry for over 45 years. He formerly was Senior Vice President and Regional Sales Manager for PNC/National City Mortgage’s Eastern Region. Mr. Becker was previously employed with PNC/National City Mortgage where he oversaw the retail sales force for the DC region and was responsible for recruiting and training loan officers.
Prior to joining National City Mr. Becker served as Executive Vice President of Retail Production for James Madison Mortgage Company and started his career at the Federal National Mortgage Association (commonly known as Fannie Mae). He is an Emeritus Board Member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metropolitan Washington and is also listed in Who's Who of American Colleges and Universities.
Mr. Becker has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business & Finance from Mount St. Mary's University. He is a member of the Loan Production Committee of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America and former President of the MBA of Metropolitan Washington, DC.
James G. Round, Divisional Senior Vice President
James “Jim” Round is a Senior Vice President of Presidential Bank Mortgage. Previously Mr. Round was in charge of all Joint Ventures in the Eastern and Midwestern Divisions for PNC/National City Mortgage. Other responsibilities at PNC included financial and administrative management for the Eastern Region.
Mr. Round has over 32 years of mortgage banking experience. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer of James Madison Mortgage Company and Vice President of Finance for York Associates, Inc. a multi-family lender. Prior to mortgage banking, Mr. Round was employed with Arthur Andersen & Company as a senior auditor and also worked for IBM Corporation.
Mr. Round has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). He formerly served as Director of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area.
For more information on Presidential Bank Mortgage, please contact us at:
Presidential Bank Mortgage
4600 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
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