Meet Our

Leadership Team

"We are Atlantic is a message that rings true for us as business leaders and all of our team members. We lean on the skills and abilities of each of our team members to find success and to continue on our growth projection."

Ed Buchser

CEO - Managing Partner

Ed began his career in 1987 as an analyst in the Real Estate division at First Boston. His involvement in the mortgage banking industry began in 1991, when he joined Lancaster Financial Ltd. At Lancaster, Ed quickly became the company’s top loan originator and was subsequently promoted to Senior Vice President in charge of the New Home/Builder Division for the company. In 1999, Ed founded Atlantic Home Loans and continues to be the company’s CEO. Ed has a B.A. in economics from Middlebury College.

Dan Spiegel

CFO - Managing Partner

Dan has been a mortgage banker since 1986, beginning his career with Margaretten & Company (now Chase Manhattan Mortgage.) In 1991, Dan joined Lancaster Financial Ltd., a New Jersey independent mortgage banker, where he rose to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Dan continued as SVP and Head of Secondary Marketing after Lancaster Financial LTD was acquired by Summit Bank in New Jersey. In 2001, Summit Bank, New Jersey’s largest bank at the time, was acquired by Fleet National Bank, where Dan ran the Pricing, Post Closing, and Loan Delivery Departments. Dan has been with Atlantic Home Loans since 2004.

Adam Lombardo


Atlantic Home Loans is not just a company or employer for Adam. Being part of the AHL team for half his life, AHL is family. He has a drive for non-zero-Sum solutions, crushing redundancies, and an open chain work ethic. “Individual commitment to a group effort–that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” –Vince Lombardi

Kathy Shilling

EVP - Operations

Before joining Atlantic Home Loans, Kathy was a Sr Underwriter and Operations Manager for the National City Mortgage Branch in Trumbull CT for almost 10 yrs. Prior to that she was the Sr Underwriter and operations manager for Advanced Financial Services in Shelton CT. Kathy is an expert in the field with full FHA Designated Underwriting authority, and Veterans Administration LAPP. She is experienced in underwriting CT Bond loans, VA loans, FHA, 203k loans, conforming loans and non-agency loans. “…We are not perfect, but we are in the business of making loans and we have a team that is dedicated to doing that. You won’t find a harder working support staff or more approachable management team.”