Executive Team


Executive Team


Armando A. Sahagun

MBA, Founder
NMLS #335720

Mr. Sahagun is Chairman and CEO of Direct Capital Funding. He is a passionate, energetic and self-motivated entrepreneur with over fifteen years of business experience in Real Estate Finance and Investments. Mr. Sahagun earned his MBA degree from the University of Pepperdine, Malibu California in 2004, with an emphasis in Finance and Real Estate Development. He has started and operated multiple small businesses from a coffee shop in the early 1990’s to a telecommunications construction company in Central America which reached sales of $50million per year and became one of the largest construction companies in the area. Mr. Sahagun has traveled to over 30 countries around the world consulting and negotiating business deals, from South America to Central Congo in Africa.

Mr. Sahagun is an active member of SCORE (Ventura Chapter) and teaches Entrepreneurships classes at National University for WEV (Women’s Economic Ventures (www.wevonline.org). He is also part of other nonprofit organizations helping local small businesses in the area. He coaches individuals on building wealth through Real Estate and business ownership.


Edward Montelongo

NMLS #308741

Edward is the Chief Compliance Officer and is responsible for all regulatory Compliance, Quality Assurance and Risk Management for the company. Edward began his mortgage career more than two decades ago.

He is recognized for his expertise and leadership in the industry, Edward is team-oriented and always looking for the best interest of others. Genuine customer service is his key focus, coupled with communication and product knowledge. Edward has strived throughout his career to help clients understand the mortgage industry and process. It brings him great joy to assist and share his years of experience with others. Edward loves what he does by always lending a helping hand.

Laura S. Nuno

Office Manager

Laura has over 20 years of experience in office management and operations.

Alberto Sandoval

Loan Advisor

Alberto has developed speeches and workshops on a host of subjects that are appropriate for a variety of audiences. Further, he is skilled in developing special programs based on the individual needs of an organization or a potential homebuyer.

Alberto’s specializes in the following financing: FHA Streamline Financing, Conventional Financing, HARP Loans, Veteran Financing, Variable Rate Financing, Interest Only Financing, Reverse Mortgage, Down Payment Assistance Programs, Appraisal, Escrow, Home Inspection


Jose Mendez

Loan Advisor

Jose Mendez is a young, energetic, and detailed oriented mortgage professional, who has gained experience having Armando as a mentor. He grew up in Oxnard and is familiar with the surrounding cities. His passion tolearn the real estate industry and desire to help others grew after meeting Armando and his team. He is a fast learner and strives to meet customer standards. Jose also earned a degree in Business Administration and carries experience under his belt in Accounting, manufacturing and e-commerce.


Lily Rangel

Mortgage Processor

Lily has over 15 years of experience in the loan processing field. She enjoys communicating with customers and other in order to streamline the mortgage process and provide a better customer experience.