Mark A. Jones
chief executive officer
AmeriFirst Home Mortgage
Mark A. Jones co-founded Kalamazoo-based AmeriFirst Home Mortgage in 1986. As CEO of the community mortgage banker, Mark and the leadership team at AmeriFirst have seen the company grow to serve over a dozen states through 60 branches and 500 employees.
Named one of the “Fastest Growing Private Companies in America” by Inc. Magazine for the past 5 years in a row, AmeriFirst’s footprint continues to grow in the current housing market. AmeriFirst is the #1 USDA rural housing lender in the state of Michigan, the #3 FHA lender in Michigan, and one of the 50 largest FHA lenders in America. In recent years, AmeriFirst has begun to service the loans it originates, and currently manages a $3 Billion servicing portfolio.
AmeriFirst Financial Corporation is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, Community Home Lenders Association, and Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association. Mark is active with these organizations, lobbying in Washington, D.C. on a number of issues facing mortgage lenders today.
Mark is also active in the community through dedication to various organizations. Mark recently served as honorary chair for the Kalamazoo March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction, is a past executive committee member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kalamazoo, is a current board member and Legislative Committee Chair at Southwest Michigan First, and serves as Chairman of Southwest Michigan First PAC (First PAC). In 2016 Mark was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Michigan and Northwest Ohio.