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SGP360 LLC is a national recruiting firm that is solely dedicated to assisting mortgage professionals connect and align for long term, dynamic and mutually beneficial relationships. Strategic in approach to both clients and candidates we are the catalyst to bring Growth to the right markets, at the right time and impact our Partners business and lives in 360 degrees.

Strategic: We use every resource available to source top tier candidates. We carefully select only clients with proven leadership and a rock solid value proposition. We rely on our strong relationships built over time with integrity to make high impact placements.

Growth: The fundamental reason we exist is to help grow our client’s market share and contribute positively to their reputation. We leverage and promote our client’s business model, leadership and value proposition, becoming their voice in the market.

Partners: Our philosophy is that mutual respect, trust and collaboration establishes long-term beneficial relationships with both clients and candidates. We are dedicated to provide the highest level of service to our clients and know that placing quality individuals in the right market at the right time creates immediate and sustainable synergy.

If you are interested in being considered for one of our searches or are looking to hire talented professionals, allow our circle of influence to connect with and impact yours.

SGP360 is your Strategic Growth Partner




Chris MeyerManaging Partner,
Chris Meyer

An Executive Recruiter with over 40 years experience, Chris has recruited for notable investment firms such as John Hancock Company Investment Group in Anchorage Alaska to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage nationwide. He relocated to Phoenix in 1982 to start his own marketing business, resulting in two decades of business based recruiting within the Distribution Technology industry. After earning a BFA degree from Arizona State University in 1985, he subsequently taught e-commerce, marketing and business development seminars for local leaders in the Phoenix market.

Partnering with a colleague in 2001, Chris helped build a recruiting company with a Mortgage Banking specialty, delivering highly personalized results recruiting exclusively for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage nationwide. After successfully opening multiple states on both coasts, he focused in his efforts in Arizona, Southern California and Nevada, transitioning in excess of $800 million annually in branch acquisitions, with top performers in the retail, builder & emerging markets divisions for WFHM. At the end of 4Q 2008 he was one of the last external recruiters actively working with WFHM as they completed the Wachovia acquisition, ending their need for additional production and growth.

April of 2009 - December 2012 As Managing Director with a small Texas based recruiting firm, Chris contributed immediately to the company’s revenue and client base. During this 3 year 8 month period, he placed executives, transitioned in excess of 3 billion of existing retail mortgage production, and sourced acquisition targets as well as adding 9 new retained and contingent clients to the roster. His results required a client centric team approach – a massive effort on behalf of literally 100’s of quality mortgage professionals at every level within corporate America – true leaders with the vision to see what is possible and capitalize on change.

January 1st, 2013Strategic Growth Partners 360 was launched. 11 years later and many billions in production transitioned to our client base, SGP360 looks forward to 2024 being another great year of serving and shaping the mortgage industry!


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Gary GouldRecruiting Partner,
Gary Gould

An experienced Recruiter in the Mortgage Banking industry, Gary has spent the last 40 years in the Financial Services arena, primarily in Residential Mortgage Lending.  He started his career in Finance in the Pacific Northwest with General Electric Credit Corporation in the early 70’s.  After G.E.C.C. he spent the next 10 years working in the mortgage industry starting his Mortgage Banking career as a Loan Officer and ending his tenure in the Northwest as a Regional Manager opening branches in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska for City Mortgage Services out of La Jola California. In 1985 Gary was transferred to the southeastern United States. He spent the next 25 years developing this territory for three major Mortgage Banking firms culminating in the position of Executive Vice President for CTX Mortgage out of Dallas Texas. He was responsible for managing over 2B in loan production for the eastern half of the country for CTX.  In 2009 Gary moved his family to the Denver Colorado area where he finished out his mortgage banking career.  Gary is still a licensed mortgage originator (inactive) in the state of Colorado.

In 2017 Gary transitioned into the contingent and retained recruiting space partnering with SGP360. With strong connections in Colorado, the Midwest and along the East Coast. Using front line experience in all facets of distributed retail, he keenly focused on helping SGP360’s clients find quality, productive and profitable candidates that are not only a fit with their production but also culturally. At SGP360, we take our sourcing and due diligence seriously so that the candidates we place with our valued clients are going to be in place for the long-term and will have lasting impact on the firm’s results. Gary currently resides in Loveland, Colorado.


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Recruiting Partner,
Bob Adams

Shortly after graduating from the University of Louisville and locating in Ft. Myers, Florida, Bob began his mortgage banking career as a Loan Officer in 1976.  Since then, he’s held a number of positions that include Branch, Regional, Division Manager and EVP overseeing both production and operations, for both privately and publicly owned IMB’s as well as Banks.  Having been a significant contributor in each company’s growth and success, Bob understands productive, sustainable employee / employer relationships require a process to assure values, discipline and expectations to be in alignment between the two parties.

Bob joined SGP360 in 2018. He is committed to the role of facilitator in this process, so that both candidate and client may retroactively consider it is the best move for long term mutual success. Bob currently resides in Southern California.

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Recruiting Partner,
Phil Petruccelli

Phill began his career as an entrepreneur running a family-owned business retailing outdoor power equipment, while simultaneously running the wholesale lawn & garden supply division for 12 years from 1973 to 1985.  Transitioning into the mortgage business as a loan officer in Delaware in 1985. After 2 years he then opened his own broker shop, Telestar Financial Services, which he successfully operated from 1988 to 1993. The remainder of his career was spent in the wholesale channel as an Account Executive. Phil’s first 12 years were with AccuBanc, which was ultimately acquired by National City Mortgage and then in 2005 he moved to Freedom Mortgage as a Sales Manager for another 12 years. Completing his mortgage production career with Paramount Residential Mortgage Group as a Regional Manager.

In late 2019 after a very long and successful career in the mortgage business, Phil transitioned into the contingent and retained recruiting space partnering with SGP360. Leveraging his 34 years of relationships and experience Phil immediately contributed to SGP360’s team & clients with quality placements. Phil currently resides in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Recruiting Partner,
Buffy Penttila

Buffy has been a very successful independent & corporate mortgage recruiter for 17+ years aligning herself with a number of top mortgage platforms. She has worked in concert with of many of the mortgage industries top executives as she has helped her clients grow from 1B to over 4B in funded production, sourcing and placing top tier candidate / teams. She has become an expert at managing the complete spectrum of the hiring process. She has national reach and due to her many years of exposure to multiple mortgage platforms, an extensive data base of talented professionals to connect with. In early 2023 she transitioned to external recruiting with SGP360 so she could represent multiple platforms and give her candidates a great variety of choices as they navigate the market challenges ahead.

Married for 27 years with 2 successful adult daughters, 4 dogs, 2 bunnies and a love for old VW’s, she keeps herself busy outside of work with volunteering with Hospice, travel and concerts.

Buffy currently resides in Vancouver, Washington

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