First Community Mortgage Names Dan Smith New President

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

First Community Mortgage (FCM) has named Atlanta mortgage veteran and serial entrepreneur Dan Smith as its new President. Nationally recognized as a mortgage industry leader and sales solutions expert, Smith has been consulting with FCM for the past 8 months. Tennessee-based First Community Mortgage does business nationally, including in Georgia.
 “We are excited to welcome Dan as an official part of the First Community Mortgage family,” said FCM CEO, Keith Canter. “He has long been a friend – and sometimes a friendly competitor – to FCM and has been helping us strategize toward our next phase of growth, bringing even more value to our team, our referral partners and our customers. I look forward to working alongside Dan and know you will too.”
Prior to joining FCM, Smith was President of Mortgage for National Bank of Commerce, which originates mortgages in 50 states and is now part of CenterState Bank. He co-founded Atlanta-based PrivatePlus Mortgage, a division of Private Bank of Buckhead, recognized as one of the 100 fastest growing companies by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and named to the 2016 Inc. 5000, recognizing it as one of the fastest growing businesses nationally.
“I have long known and admired Keith and FCM and look forward to being part of the team taking First Community Mortgage to its next stages of growth and innovation,” Smith says. “It’s rare to have an opportunity to help lead such a healthy company full of great people; I am excited to contribute and be part of that winning team.”
Smith has grown multiple companies with annual origination volumes ranging from $500mm to $6 Billion. He is Chairman and was principal investor of Insite Managed Solutions, which provides Sigma-based analytics strategies, training, and consulting services to Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies.
He is a 1989 graduate of the University of Miami School of Business, with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. He is Chairman-elect of the University’s President’s Council and served on the Advisory Board for The Launch Pad, a collaboration between the University of Miami, Blackstone Charitable Foundation and The Kauffman Group, which promotes entrepreneurship for students and alumni. He also is an Aspen Institute Leadership Moderator and member of The Aspen Institute’s 2012 Class of Henry Crown Fellows and served on the Advisory board of Junior Achievement of Georgia.