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Joe Lathrop

Senior Vice President, Director

Inspiration comes from everywhere—even dairy farms. In fact, the first-hand experience and knowledge that Joe Lathrop gained while growing up on his parent’s farm in Stockbridge, MI influenced him to go into banking.

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Heather Slapak

First Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager

Heather joined Flagstar’s Jackson, Mich.-based Warehouse Lending team in 2017 after spending 18 years at Comerica Bank—first serving two years as a credit analyst, and then 16 as a relationship manager in the Warehouse Lending Division.

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Ron Wood

First Vice President, Relationship Manager

Ron Wood has worked in the financial services industry for over 35 years—20 of those in warehouse lending. As a California resident, he covers Flagstar Bank’s west coast region.

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Karen Farwell-Arcuri

First Vice President, Relationship Manager

Based in Texas, but responsible for accounts all across the country, Karen Farwell-Arcuri uses her 30 years of experience to help her sculpt the best possible deals to fit her clients. “We have strict policy guidelines for how deals are done. As companies grow and expand, their needs change.”

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Brian Lais

Vice President, Relationship Manager

In his free time, Brian Lais coaches his daughter’s suburban Minneapolis softball team. But his talent as a strong leader and motivator extends far beyond the softball field.

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Brian Strickrodt

Assistant Vice President, Relationship Manager

Brian Strickrodt came aboard Flagstar straight out of college in 1996, and has been involved in Warehouse Lending “since day one.” Over the years, he’s closely worked with a portfolio of customers that he’s helped grow and develop.

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Michelle Phillips

Assistant Vice President, Relationship Manager

Michelle Phillips’ career in banking began at Flagstar right after graduating college, starting off as an accountant in the Warehouse Lending department. “We have people who’ve been with our department for a long time, and that really speaks to the organization.”

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Matt Miller

Assistant Vice President, Relationship Manager

Before transitioning into his current position at Flagstar, Matt Miller spent 10 years as a credit analyst. Today, he handles warehouse lines along the east coast—primarily from New York to Florida.