About Our Team

Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Texas



Jon Volpe
Chief Executive Officer

About Jon Volpe

Jon Volpe joined Ray Desmond, Founder and President of NOVA HOME LOANS, in 1995 following graduation from Stanford University and a successful professional football career. Jon is now the co-owner of the company. NOVA's phenomenal growth can be attributed in part to the streamlined processing system developed by Jon using the knowledge of engineering he acquired at Stanford, and the teamwork principles he learned and practiced during his football career. NOVA was one of the first mortgage brokers in the country. NOVA is currently licensed as a mortgage bank, which means decisions may be made locally, but continues to offer the flexibility of a broker, relying on the extensive network of resources developed over the past 25 years. Jon has ranked among the Top 200 Loan Officers in the U.S. since 1998. He was ranked the #1 originator in the U.S. for 3 years 2000-2003 by Mortgage Originator Magazine, Origination News and Broker Magazine.

Paul Volpe
Senior VP/Senior Loan Officer

About Paul Volpe

Every loan officer will tell you they provide the "best" customer service; but in this case it's a guarantee rather than a just a catch phrase. Following graduation from U of A in 2001, Paul was mentored by his brother, Jon, CEO of NOVA HOME LOANS who, since 2001, ranked five times as America's #1 Loan Originator by Mortgage Originator Magazine, Broker Magazine, and Origination News. Paul served as the Volpe Team's "right hand" during those years. He soon achieved his own mark of success in the mortgage industry by thinking "outside the box" with difficult-to-place loans that other lenders simply couldn't put together. In 2013, Paul ranked #1 nationally and has been #1 in Arizona for the last several years. In addition to his business acumen, Paul is one of the nicest and most engaging financial problem solvers you will ever meet. He is a person you can imagine referring all your clients to with total confidence. When asked about the most essential ingredient in his transaction with clients, Paul names "integrity" as the single most important gift he can offer his clients in representing their needs. Paul now manages the Volpe Team with ease and has maintained the standard established by Jon to under promise and over deliver.

Raquel Cooley
Loan Officer - The Volpe Team

About Raquel Cooley


Tyler Yearego
Loan Officer - The Volpe Team

About Tyler Yearego


Paulo Morales
Loan Officer Associate - The Volpe Team

About Paulo Morales


Gregory Newton
Loan Officer - The Volpe Team

About Gregory Newton


Zee Salcinovic
Loan Officer - The Volpe Team

About Zee Salcinovic