Sharon DeCastro is a certified public accountant with nearly 20 years of experience that she uses to lead the accounting team at FGMC, where she serves as senior vice president, controller. As an immigrant who studied accounting in the Philippines and gained experience working for a firm in Singapore, DeCastro has shown a lifetime of determination and commitment to her career. When DeCastro first joined FGMC in 2016, she took ownership over reorganizing the books and setting up processes that would allow them to be more efficient. These processes are proving to be essential years later as the company experiences more and more growth.
DeCastro manages the accounting and accounts payable departments to ensure FGMC’s finances are accurate, managed responsibly and meet all legal requirements. Her deadline-driven workflow made her teams well equipped for the challenges faced in 2020. While the mortgage industry experienced the slow down and eventual eruption of volume, her team was able to remain calm and ensure they were managing their cash flow properly. DeCastro’s ability to be nimble and confident while delivering results was astronomically important to the firm and its investors throughout 2020 and 2021. However, DeCastro’s most notable quality is her care for the well-being of her team and FGMC. Her humility translates to a great company culture in her department and trust among the team.
First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation