The Affinity Five Team
Owner and Founder
Graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He started his professional business career in the automotive services industry in 1992 and quickly elevated to a VP/Division Manager role. He was responsible for forty-five retail stores (and over 200 employees) on the west coast of Florida. That’s also when his recruiting career began; and Caicos’ been recruiting and placing quality talent ever since.
After five successful years in the retail automotive industry, he was recruited by the California upstart company IndyMac Bank to help grow their east coast presence in the mortgage banking space. Tony Caico rapidly rose to the management level. He parlayed his recruiting, sales management and leadership skills to help start three very successful mortgage banking endeavors. In addition to helping IndyMac Bank with their early expansion, he was instrumental in the startup endeavors for both Royal Bank of Canada (2002) and Citigroup (2004). Tony elevated to Director of Sales for Citigroup’s Home Equity Division in 2004 and built a sales team from eight employees to over two hundred. He was responsible for over $7BB per year in mortgage loan production.
Due to the widely published trials in the mortgage banking industry, Tony Caico exited the financial services space to become a certified professional coach, business consultant, and published author. His first writing project; My Back Nine was released in 2011. His second book, Restoration by Water’s Edge is set to be published in 2018.
Tony Caico can be reached at 904-395-3515 or [email protected]
Senior Executive Recruiter
Domenic Melillo is a Senior Executive Recruiter for Affinity Five Search Group. Domenic lives in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Villanova University, where he received his B.S. in Accounting, then received his MBA in Banking and Finance from Hofstra University. A long-time mortgage industry veteran with almost 40 years of experience, Domenic spent 33 years in the Private Mortgage Insurance industry with Verex, GE Mortgage Insurance, Genworth Mortgage Insurance, and National Mortgage Insurance. He also spent 4 years with IndyMac Correspondent as President of the NE Region and 3 years with NYCB Mortgage as Manager of the NE region Wholesale team. He has recently retired from National Mortgage Insurance MI.
Domenic is a published author, having published 5 historical and science fiction novels; his latest book is “Einstein’s Desk”. He is also a published lyricist and songwriter, having released his first collection of songs titled “Memory Sea”.
Domenic Melillo can be reached at 919-414-2011 or [email protected]