Industry Executive and Trainer Peter Samuel Cugno Passes Away

Origination News has just learned of the passing of Peter Samuel Cugno, one of the more prolific posters on the Mortgage Grapevine at one point, mostly using the handle “Secret!”. He passed away approximately two weeks ago at the age of 67.

Most recently, Cugno was a forensic securitization mortgage loan auditor at Cugno & Associates. But before then he was a mortgage industry trainer through an entity known at one point as Secret! University, later called AMC Institute. He was also the chairman and CEO of nonprime lender Americas MoneyCenter.

The Mortgage Grapevine is paying tribute to his memory at