MPA Hot 100 2014: Shashank Shekhar

by Ryan Smith05 Dec 2013
Shashank Shekhar
NAME:  Shashank Shekhar
Hot 100: Shashank Shekhar entered the mortgage industry in 2008 with just three people in his database. After less than five years in the industry, Shekhar was among the top producers for 2012 with a production volume of $68m. A blogger, speaker and author of three books, Shekhar is widely regarded as “California’s No. 1 mortgage expert,” according to Angie’s List.
  • CEO, Arcus Lending (April 2008)
  • Previous:
    • Director of Mortgage Origination, Parsec Interact , Inc. (March 2004 – September 2007)
    • Location Manager-Consumer Loans, GE Money (October 2000 – February 2004)
    Years of Experience:
    • More than 12 years.
    • Bestselling author (; authored "First Time Home Buying 101" and "Real Estate Unleashed"
    • Widely regarded as “America's Premier Mortgage Expert”
    • He has been named Top 40 under 40 most influential mortgage professionals in the country for two years in a row by National Mortgage Professional Magazine
    • Origination News named him to the list of 2012 Top 200 Loan Officers ranked on the basis of loan production.
    • Nominated for “Entrepreneur of the Year” award at Silicon Valley Awards, 2013
    • Board of Directors, GIVE Foundation (April 2013- Present)
    • Competent Communicator Certification by Toastmasters International in 2010
    • MBA, Marketing- Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad (1998-2000)
    Current Town San Jose, California
    Hometown Patna, India
    Family Married to Smita Wadhawan
    Daughters- Anishka & Anya
    Interests Spending time with family, frequenting local restaurants, sports, acquiring new skills.
    Other Information He has been featured on Yahoo! News, ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX

    Hot 100
    For the complete Hot 100 list, please check out MPA issue 7.06 available now.