Executives



Rick SoukoulisRick Soukoulis, CEO

Rick Soukoulis is the CEO of Western Bancorp. He has been an innovator in real estate finance for more than 30 years. Starting out as a loan officer in Silicon Valley, he later formed America’s Funding Source in 1987. In 1999, America’s Funding Source became LoanCity, which grew from start-up to $7 Billion in annual production as a national wholesale lender and was recognized for its technological and financial sophistication. Today, Western Bancorp continues that innovation as a leading lender in wholesale and correspondent channels.


Mitch HoginsMitch Hogins, CFO

Mitch is responsible for financial oversight of Western Bancorp. He has over 30 years experience in financial services and consumer lending in senior financial and operational roles, including 18 years in commercial banks and 12 years in mortgage and finance companies. He has extensive experience managing funding facilities, asset securitizations, loan sales and liquidity positions. Mitch has led numerous enterprise-wide strategic initiatives that required extensive coordination of all areas within the company.


Stacy HartmannStacy Hartmann, EVP Production

Stacy brings more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry to her position as Executive Vice President of Production. Having spent her entire career as a mortgage professional, Stacy is highly recognized for her in-depth understanding and management of wholesale and correspondent lending. Stacy is a passionate leader who thrives on building high level teams. Stacy joined Western Bancorp in 2014 and is responsible for growing Western Bancorp’s presence in the state of California.


Catherine MisuracaCatherine Misuraca, VP Corporate Credit

Catherine Misuraca is a mortgage banking professional with over 30 years of experience. As the V.P. of Corporate Credit, her focus is solely on developing an environment for the operations and underwriting staff that enables Western Bancorp to produce high quality and salable transactions with no credit defects and minimal default risk. Throughout her career, she has successfully managed Retail Processing, Regional Underwriting and Regional Wholesale Sales Departments. Additionally, she has multiple years of experience in Product development and Product and Credit training. She developed a training platform with an extensive range of training materials for multiple topics utilized by underwritings, sales and wholesale brokers throughout California.