Castle & Cooke Mortgage LLC®, one of the nation’s leading independent mortgage lenders with 39 locations across the United States, is pleased to announce that Jeff Peterson has joined the company as Controller.  Peterson will work out of the company’s headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Peterson has extensive experience in the financial services industry with 25 years of success in business and public accounting leadership positions, including tenure as a Senior Manager with KPMG in Salt Lake City.  Prior to joining Castle & Cooke Mortgage, Peterson worked at American Express, where he most recently served as Vice President and Controller in the Enterprise Growth Business Unit.

“We are excited to welcome Jeff to the Castle & Cooke Mortgage team. With his extensive business and public accounting experience and desire to propel our institution, we look forward to the success we know Jeff will bring to the executive team,” said Adam Thorpe, President and Chief Operating Officer of Castle & Cooke Mortgage.

As Controller, Peterson will oversee the day-to-day accounting, reporting and finance functions for Castle & Cooke Mortgage and support its strategic financial goals. Reporting to Thorpe, he will also ensure the integrity of the company’s financial statements and that the branch locations are set up to maximize efficiency and profitability.

“I was attracted to Castle & Cooke Mortgage after meeting Adam and his team and developing an understanding of their goals and vision for the company,” said Peterson.  “I’m excited to be part of the entrepreneurial culture here, and the opportunity to leverage my skills and experience in support of that vision.”

Peterson graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Accountancy and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Founded in 2005 and part of the historic Castle & Cooke family of companies that commenced business in 1851, Castle & Cooke Mortgage has become one of the premiere residential real estate lenders. The company is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, strategic growth and the acquisition, development and long-term success of elite mortgage professionals in each market they serve.

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About Castle & Cooke Mortgage

Castle & Cooke Mortgage (NMLS #1251), one of the nation’s leading independent mortgage lenders with 39 locations across the United States and more than 250 employees, is founded on three core values — integrity, honesty and transparency. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, the company is renowned for its fast home loans and its broad array of loan programs to meet borrowers’ needs. According to Mortgage Executive Magazine, the 10-year-old company is already among the top 100 mortgage lenders in the nation. Backed by the financial strength of its more than 160-year-old parent company Castle & Cooke, Castle & Cooke Mortgage can be found online at and followed on Twitter at @CastleandCooke and on Facebook at Castle & Cooke Mortgage is an Equal Housing Lender.

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