Skates, Dixon Join Equity Prime Mortgage in Top Positions


Equity Prime Mortgage (EPM) has hired Eric Skates as chief people officer and Shalanda Dixon as chief of staff.

“If there are any two people that would lead our organization to get one percent better every day, it would be Eric Skates and Shalanda Dixon,” says Eddy Perez, CMB, EPM’s CEO and president. “They have both made a huge impact on the culture of EPM and their expertise has been instrumental in advancing the company’s mission. I am confident in their leadership and excited to have them serve EPM in these roles.”

Skates has been associated with EPM for over seven years and has previously held this position. His return marks a shift in EPM’s culture as his responsibilities will place culture, people and wellness together under one department.

“I am both humbled and grateful for this opportunity to be part of an organization as impactful as EPM. My goal is to create a happier environment leading to a cultural renaissance for the employees and associates,” says Skates.

Dixon comes into this role with over seven years of experience at EPM. Prior to this role, she served in various production, compliance and administrative roles, allowing Dixon to uniquely understand the inner workings of the executive team and their strategic initiatives

“I am thrilled to continue empowering people more in this new role,” mentions Dixon. “I am fully committed and excited to show the way by unifying with the executive team to grow EPM to new heights.”

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