Scott Weikel is the Chief Executive Officer and co-owner of Family First Funding and handles the day-to-day operations. Mr. Weikel’s main responsibilities involve overseeing FFF’s financial and human resources and the organization at large, while developing and implementing high-level strategies and setting the company’s direction. Mr. Weikel started his professional career as an auditor with Ernst & Young in New York City. He then moved to American Express where he worked as a financial analyst before becoming the Operations Manager for the New York Consumer Products Division of Arthur Andersen.
After owning a couple of Recruiting and Headhunting Firms in Manhattan, Mr. Weikel found an excellent reason to move into the Mortgage Industry. Coming from previously highly regulated industries, Mr. Weikel saw an opportunity by using his previous experience to tackle the newly higher regulated Mortgage Business by implementing excellent internal controls, and embracing the new compliance rules. One of his favorite comments is “Have you seen the movie Forrest Gump? Remember when the shrimp boats were all wiped out by the storm and there was only one boat left?” Mr. Weikel understands that the “storm” has come…and with all of the new regulations, many of the mortgage banks will be “wiped out” because they refuse to follow the new rules. Mr. Weikel strongly feels that with his company’s strong ethics and compliance to the new rules, Family First Funding will be around for a long time.