Dale has been originating and closing both residential and commercial loans since 1986 with Principal Mortgage Corp which, at that time, he owned with his father Adam DiGennaro. Due to a law suit initiated by Principal Financial, they changed their name to Custom Lending Group, Inc. in 1999. Custom Lending is a mid-size loan brokering company operating out of Napa, CA. Dale became the president of the corporation in 1991 and sole owner in 1992. He continues to originate mortgage loans and has built a strong following of devoted, loyal clients and is happy to call many of them good friends.
Dale has been a member of NAMB (National Association of Mortgage Brokers and CAMP (California Association of Mortgage Professionals) since 1991. He served as the State Mortgage Association President in 2010/11. He has also been the president of The North Bay Chapter of CAMP an unprecedented 6 different times over the years! During that time, receiving chapter of the year honors twice!
He has also served on the CAMP state board for years, numerous different committees, was broker of the year in 2009 and was elected to the executive board in 2007, serving as Vice President of Finance for 07/08 and Membership Chair for two years before taking the lead role as president in 2010. His goals are, and continue to be increasing the level of integrity, expertise and professionalism within our industry.
Dale is also active in his community in the Napa Valley! A devoted long time “Kiwanian”… he completed his second term as President of the Greater Napa Kiwanis Club chapter in 2014 and will be continuing his service to the Napa area community through the clubs good works.