For more than 30 years, Andy Pollock has built and led strong, sustainable organizations in the mortgage and capital markets sectors. Pollock joined Anchor Loans, in 2020, as chief operating officer, and assumed the reins of CEO later that year.
In his first full year as CEO, Anchor’s volume increased from $1 billion per year to $1.8 billion, even as its workforce continued to work remotely due to California’s COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
Pollock’s performance at Anchor is the latest in a long series of successes at financial services, mortgage companies and start-ups. In late 2021, he led the negotiations that resulted in Anchor’s acquisition by Pretium Partners, a specialized investment management company. Additionally over the course of the year, under Pollock’s leadership Anchor has expanded its national sales organization, decreased its loan concentration in California markets, expanded its executive leadership team and so much more.
What has been the secret to your success?
The secret to my success had nothing to do with me, but with everyone around me. Hire the best, retain the best and promote the best. I have a keen sense for recruiting, commitment and nurturing top talent.