Meet the Team

Each member of our experienced staff is ready to answer questions and help you understand reverse mortgage products, so you can best meet your clients’ needs.

Senior Staff
Robert Ross
Vice President of Wholesale and Correspondent Lending

Robert is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry. He joined PHH in 2022 from Truist Bank, where he served as Western Division Production Leader, Correspondent Lending. Prior to that he held senior roles at BB&T, BOK Financial N.A and Goldman, Sachs & Co. Robert earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Psychology from the University of North Florida and a Masters of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business, University of California – Berkeley.

Cindy Pontanillo
Director, Wholesale Business Development

Cindy Pontanillo joined Liberty in 2009 but has worked in the reverse mortgage industry since 2004. Since joining the reverse mortgage industry, Cindy has acted in a variety of support roles, exclusively in the B2B channel. As part of her role at Liberty, Cindy supports the Wholesale channel by focusing on improving the Partner’s experience by implementing and streamlining processes, communication and a number of other Liberty resources that touch the Partner.

Regional Account Executives
Teresa Simmons - Business Development Manager Teresa Simmons
Regional Account Executive
Teresa was part of the Wholesale start-up team and has been with Liberty since January 2009. Raised by her grandparents, Teresa has a special affinity for members of the senior community. She understands, on a personal level, how the industry provides relief for seniors in need and can enhance overall lifestyle for those looking for unique financial options. With more than fourteen years of industry experience, Teresa has served in roles varying from operations to sales support. This directly translates into extensive product knowledge and productivity.

Her daily goal is to find the “yes” to your questions!

Teresa and her husband David, have one daughter and too many cats.

Jamie Longe - Business Development Manager Jamie Longe
Regional Account Executive
Jamie Longe joined Liberty in February of 2017 as a Business Development Manager. An industry veteran, he has been working in the reverse mortgage industry since 2006. Jamie brings with him 25 years of mortgage industry experience, including 14 years in forward correspondent lending and most recently running the Eastern Wholesale Division for another Lender. Jamie received his undergraduate degree in Finance from Central Michigan University and earned an MBA from Eastern Michigan University.

Jamie resides in Royal Oak, Michigan with his wife, Anna, and their three children.

Valerie Huynh
Regional Account Executive
Valerie has been in the banking/mortgage industry for over 21 years and has her DE in underwriting. She enjoys helping partners review scenarios and help them structure loans.
On her free time Valerie enjoys singing karaoke with her family, playing poker with her friends and eating lots of amazing food.