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Posted 02 October, 2023

Finance of America Companies Inc. appointed new CEO

CEO Change detected for ticker NYSE:FOA in a 8-K filed on 02 October, 2023.


  Effective as of October 13, 2023, Mr. Graham A. Fleming, 54, the Company's current Chief Executive Officer (principal executive officer), will serve as interim Chief Financial Officer, and assume the responsibility for the function of principal financial officer, until November 15, 2023, the effective date of the appointment of Mr. Matthew A. Engel, as Chief Financial Officer and principal financial officer of the Company.  

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Overview of Finance of America Companies Inc.
Financial Services • Mortgages
Finance of America Cos. Inc. engages in the provision of mortgage loans, reverse mortgage loans, and business purpose loans to residential real estate investors. It offers a vertically integrated lending and services platform that connects borrowers with investors. The company was founded on October 9, 2020 and is headquartered in Plano, TX.
Market Cap
$275M
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Relevant filing section
Item 5.02 
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers. 


On September 26, 2023, Mr. Johan Gericke, the Chief Financial Officer of Finance of America Companies Inc. (the "Company"), notified the Company of his resignation, effective as of October 13, 2023. 

Effective as of October 13, 2023, Mr. Graham A. Fleming, 54, the Company's current Chief Executive Officer (principal executive officer), will serve as interim Chief Financial Officer, and assume the responsibility for the function of principal financial officer, until November 15, 2023, the effective date of the appointment of Mr. Matthew A. Engel, as Chief Financial Officer and principal financial officer of the Company. For a summary of Mr. Fleming's biographical information, see "Executive Officers of the Company" in the Company's definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A, dated April 26, 2023, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which summary is incorporated by reference herein. 

Prior to assuming the role of Chief Financial Officer (principal financial officer), Mr. Engel is expected to join the Company as an Executive Vice President of Finance on or about October 6, 2023. Prior to joining the Company, since April 2014, Mr. Engel, 56, served as Chief Financial Officer of Bloom Retirement Holdings Inc. (f/k/a American Advisors Group, "Bloom"), a former leading reverse mortgage originator that sold a substantial majority of its assets to the Company's subsidiary, Finance of America Reverse LLC, on March 31, 2023. Prior to Bloom, Mr. Engel held various senior positions in accounting and finance at Newmark Knight Frank, H&R Block, Inc. and DST Systems, Inc. After earning a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa, Mr. Engel worked as a staff auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1990 to 1993. 

In connection with his appointment, Mr. Engel will receive an annual salary of $450,000 and an initial grant of time-based restricted stock units under the Finance of America Companies Inc. 2021 Omnibus Incentive Plan, on the effective date of his appointment as Chief Financial Officer (principal financial officer), having a fair market value equal to $325,000, with the exact number of restricted stock units to be determined on November 15, 2023 based on the closing price of the Company's Class A Common Stock on the New York Stock Exchange on November 14, 2023, and vesting ratably over a prospective three-year period, subject to continued employment through each such date. Mr. Engel is also eligible to receive (i) a target cash bonus under the Company's annual incentive plan of $525,000 (with a guaranteed minimum of $262,500 for performance year 2023), with the final payout of such bonus to be based on individual achievement and Company performance goals as determined by the Company's compensation committee and (ii) a target annual equity award of time-based restricted stock units valued at $650,000 (with a guaranteed minimum award of time-based restricted stock units valued at $325,000 for performance year 2023), under the Finance of America Companies Inc. 2021 Omnibus Incentive Plan, which grant would be made in 2024 at the time the Company makes its annual executive equity awards and vest ratably over a prospective three-year period, subject to continued employment through each such date.