VITEK's Seasoned Team of Executives
VITEK Mortgage Group is led by a seasoned team of executives with backgrounds in real estate, commercial and residential lending, and project management.
Harry L. Duncan - President
Harry L. Duncan is the President of VITEK Mortgage Group, a mortgage banking company that he co-founded in 1987. The company originates residential mortgages primarily in California and is licensed in several Western states. Headquartered in Sacramento, CA, the company has 20 branches located in Northern California.
Under Duncan's leadership, VITEK Mortgage Group continues to grow with well over 100 employees and is recognized as one of the largest retail mortgage banking companies in the regions it serves. With a clear vision for VITEK and well defined strategies, Mr. Duncan and his accomplished management team are committed to building a sustainable mortgage banking platform that is a leader in the industry.
Duncan earned his BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. His professional experience includes all aspects of residential lending, income property financing, and management of small to mid-sized companies. He is a licensed real estate broker. Prior to founding VITEK, Duncan held several increasingly responsible management positions with Home Savings of America (now Chase). He is a Sacramento native and outdoor enthusiast.
Philip J. Duncan - Executive Vice President
Philip Duncan joined VITEK in 1992 as a principal and leader in residential lending. His vision and expertise in sales and marketing have been instrumental in establishing VITEK with brand name recognition as a premier mortgage banking operation. Twin brother of the President, he was the company's first originator of home loans. Duncan now focuses on providing marketing to the sales team along with business development including the company's reverse mortgage loan channel.
As a second generation lender and native Sacramentan, he is committed to his career and community. He was a top producer for years prior to VITEK. Beginning as a loan officer at Mason McDuffie/Weyerhaeuser, he rose to Assistant Branch Manager before moving to Criterion Mortgage Corporation as a co-owner.
Known as an outdoor adventurer, Mr. Duncan has been a licensed Real Estate Broker since 1983. He is a graduate of the Mortgage Bankers Association School of Mortgage Banking. A Certified Toastmaster, he has served and spoken numerous times to the Sacramento Association of Realtors® where he was recognized as Affiliate of the Year in 2000. Duncan earned his BA from the University of California, Davis in International Relations/Political Economy. He also attended one year at the Universidad Compultense in Madrid, Spain and is fluent in Spanish.
Mike Wheeler - Vice President of Production
As VP of Production, Mike Wheeler leads the VITEK sales force. With his ONE-Team philosophy in business practices, VITEK’s sales force is a cohesive combination of Production on the outside and Operations on the inside unified to provide a world class customer experience. Wheeler has 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry, most recently as Regional Manager for National City Mortgage and American Home Mortgage.
As a coach and trainer, Wheeler is considered by some to be the Tony Robbins of the mortgage industry. A highly accomplished visionary, he understands how to help loan originators maximize their potential and drive results. His history of success includes recruiting top performers and building strong realtor and builder partnerships.
Wheeler received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Davis, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, Math Honors Society. He received his Master of Business Administration at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is an avid student and teacher of success principles and practices. In his spare time he mentors students of a fraternity at UC Davis which he helped found.
Alan Wackman - Chief Operating Officer
Alan Wackman is VITEK Mortgage Group's Chief Operating Officer and leads our Mortgage Banking Division. Mr. Wackman has been a leader in many facets of the mortgage industry since 1992. He began his career with the Small Business Administration where he assisted homeowners with home loans in disaster areas across the United States. He was recruited from the SBA to Bank of America as an underwriter. He transitioned to the origination side of the business when he joined VITEK as a top producing mortgage loan originator where he stayed for over 9 years. To further advance his career, Mr. Wackman was recruited to start a mortgage banking company from the ground up. He and his team built a successful mortgage banking business in the Sacramento region, where he managed for 6 years. During this time period, Mr. Wackman played a significant role in facilitating the merger between this company and another large mortgage company in the Sacramento area. Upon completion of this merger, Mr. Wackman returned to VITEK as part of the Senior Management Team.
Mr. Wackman oversees VITEK Mortgage Group's operations team and secondary marketing department. With his well-rounded experience and forward thinking, he is constantly working to improve VITEK's business designs.
As his avocations, Mr. Wackman is part owner of a local family winery in the Sacramento area and a partner in his family's farming business. Involving himself in the community, Mr. Wackman works with youth sports as a board member and as a baseball coach for his young sons. He is an avid water skier, snow skier and enjoys active weekends with his family.
Marsha Berlinski - Vice President of Operations
As a senior manager and VP of Operations, Marsha leads our top notch operations fulfillment team while setting a high standard for providing a remarkable home buying experience, both externally to our customers and internally to our loan originators. Marsha comes to VITEK with an extensive background, including 29 years in the mortgage industry and over 14 years of senior operations management. She is a Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) with the Mortgage Banking Association and has built successful mortgage operations teams from the ground up, including Reunion Mortgage where volume grew from nothing to over 800 loans per month. Prior to VITEK, Marsha was VP of Operations for Western Bancorp.
Marsha enjoys strategic planning and execution. She is willing to roll up her sleeves and work hand in hand with her team if needed. She is a builder and loves growing and developing her team, while collaborating closely with our production team. Her passion is making a difference in the lives of those she works with and the borrowers we serve.
On a personal note, Marsha’s family is most important to her. Family activities with her husband and son include power boating, camping, and motorcycle riding. She is an animal lover with 3 cats and 3 dogs.
Scott Battenburg - Chief Financial Officer
Scott Battenburg joined VITEK in 2010 as our Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Battenburg has a broad range of financial and operational expertise in numerous industries including financial services, consumer products, retail and high tech. He has held senior management positions with a number of companies at various stages of development from startup through Fortune 500. He began his career in public accounting as an audit professional with KPMG Peat Marwick in Los Angeles.
After tenure in public accounting, Mr. Battenburg joined LA Gear, Inc. assuming progressively increased responsibilities in finance and operations. After leaving LA Gear, Inc. as Director of Finance, he joined The Money Store. A member of the senior management team, Mr. Battenburg led a team of financial analysts providing detailed insight into business unit performance and played a key role in developing the financial and operational reporting systems. His next role was Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for Razor USA where he implemented financial and operational systems allowing the company to manage revenue growth exceeding $200m in the first year of operation. In the course of his career, Mr. Battenburg has successfully managed a range of functions including general accounting, financial and SEC reporting, treasury operations, human resources and information technology.
Mr. Battenburg has been happily married for over 20 years, is a golf fanatic and loves the great outdoors. He graduated with honors from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Business Administration, emphasis in finance and accounting. He is also a veteran of the United States Army where he served as a paratrooper with the XVIII Airborne Corps.
Libby Feyh - Vice President of Human Resources
Libby Feyh is VP of Human Resources and a valued member of our Senior Management Team. She brings over 25 years of business management in both operations and HR. She understands the mortgage industry and its many roles and needs in order to support our most valuable resource which is our people. Libby is known for her exceptional people and listening skills along with a collaborative approach to strategic initiatives. Team oriented and a true generalist, her HR knowledge base coupled with mortgage industry business acumen helps provide VITEK decisive results. Beyond her in-depth knowledge of labor law in California, she is an expert team builder with strong recruiting and development skills.
Libby received her B.S. degree in Business Administration and Marketing from San Jose State University. She has her SPHR-CA certification, is a professional member of the Society for Human Resource Management and a Predictive Index Certified Analyst. Past awards include Team Choice Award from Coldwater Creek, Manager of the Year at Wohl Shoe Company, and Regional Team of the Year from OfficeMax. Past experience includes roles with both corporate and regional level responsibilities in other customer-centric businesses.
Libby’s husband of more than 20 years is a Firefighter/Paramedic and Army Reservist. Both are committed to making a difference in other’s lives at work and at home. Besides Komen Race for the Cure, her volunteer work includes being Peer Support Liaison for the Firefighter Burn Institute along with many other affiliated burn survivor organizations including the Phoenix Society. Libby likes ‘to build things’ and enjoys pastimes that include home decorating, sewing, reading, and camping. As a fifth generation Californian, she lives on a ranch that was homesteaded by her family, and along with her husband and brothers, raises cattle on the ranch.
Denise Konigsfeld - Realty Division Manager
I started my mortgage career 24 years ago in the Sacramento region where I am still passionate to support the community of customers, realtors and builders I continue to serve every day. The focus throughout my career has been to surround myself with a company and a group of people whose mission is to create remarkable experiences for all involved. I believe in creating relationships that are based on integrity, communication, and teamwork.
I was a mortgage loan originator for the first 12 years of my career at National City Mortgage where I built a successful team dedicated to serving buyers and builders of new home communities. I then went on to be a sales manager and eventually a branch manager. In 2008, I moved to Bank of America to as a leader in their national sales force and then supporting customers modify their loans. In 2012, I joined the vibrant and dedicated loan team at VITEK Mortgage Group where I believe I best utilize my talents leading people and making a difference in our community.
Buying a home is still one of the most prideful and important decisions one can make, and I’ve always felt honored to be a part of this process with my customers. My mission will continue to be one of passion and purpose in serving my customers and community. On a personal note, I am happily married to my Cal Poly SLO sweetheart for 29 years and a mom to 3 wonderful children. We enjoy boating, Giants baseball and spending fun time with our extended families.