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Our Team Leaders

NOVA® Home Loans is Arizona’s largest privately owned mortgage lender and one of the most respected mortgage companies in each of the communities we serve. NOVA is licensed in 19 states with offices located in Arizona, Colorado, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. We continue to focus on helping borrowers achieve their homeownership goals.

For over 40 years, through the leadership of our Chairman, Jon Volpe, and CEO, Ryan Vondrak, along with a corporate and branch management team that is second to none, we firmly believe it is the people who work at NOVA who ensure the success of the company. We employ the very best in the business and continue to search for the best and brightest to join our team. NOVA offers the efficiency of a bank and the flexibility of a broker, all under one roof. This quick, smart and local approach of taking a loan from start to finish gives our borrowers a refreshing experience superior to other lenders.

John Volpe

Chairman of the Board & Owner

Heather Volpe


Ryan Vondrak


Jana Gledhill

Chief Loan Operations Officer

Joel Herk

Chief Legal Officer

Angela Dacquisto

Chief Administrative Officer

Scott Frommert

Chief Financial Officer
NOVA Home Loans Has Been An Industry Leader For Over 40 Years

Here are some of our favorite milestones:


NOVA is founded by Ray Desmond

Ray Desmond pioneers the concept that homebuyers should be allowed to “shop” for the mortgage rates and terms that best fit their needs.


Jon Volpe joins NOVA and develops the NOVA Playbook.

Applying his background in industrial engineering and experience as a professional athlete, he develops the NOVA Playbook, which applies a flawless loan execution process with the mission of funding every possible loan.


1st Annual Miracle En El Barrio® presented by NOVA Home Loans

This annual event provides toys for thousands of children every year during the holidays. It’s the largest private toy giveaway event in Tucson.


Jon Volpe becomes NOVA CEO.

Under Jon’s leadership, NOVA will become Arizona’s largest independently owned mortgage lender and a
Top 100 lender nationally.


NOVA Home Loans turns 40.

From humble beginnings putting borrowers’ interests first so more people can become homeowners, to weathering and emerging even stronger from the 2008 financial crisis


Ryan Vondrak becomes NOVA CEO. Jon Volpe remains Owner & Chairman of the Board.

NOVA Miracle En El Barrio® toy giveaway turns 20.

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