ATLANTA—Access Point Financial LLC (APF) has made two appointments to its senior leadership team, naming Dilip Petigara as CEO and Michael Lipson as chairman of the board of directors. The appointments were made as part of aggressive new corporate growth initiatives put in place to meet the growing demand for financial services in the global hotel sector.
Since joining Access Point Financial in 2012, Petigara has held the position of COO for the company. With more than 23 years of experience in the hospitality and finance industries, he previously served as SVP of Specialty Finance Group, where he managed loan operations, internal credit approvals, closing/funding and asset management. Prior to that, he held the position of assistant VP and senior underwriter at GMAC Commercial Mortgage.
Newly appointed chairman, Lipson has served as a strategic consultant to Access Point Financial since 2017. As SVP of Multifamily Asset Management & Operations at mortgage loan company, Freddie Mac, he led the organization’s multifamily business operations, asset management and technology teams. Lipson previously served as President and CEO of Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, and also spent 13 years as EVP for Capmark Finance (GMAC Commercial Mortgage), where he oversaw hospitality lending and worked alongside Petigara and other members of APF’s senior management team.