Mortgage loan originator
Loan volume: $219 million
Number of loans: 425

A self-proclaimed “loan whisperer,” Risha Kilaru has been in the mortgage business for more than two decades, but she’s only been originating loans for nine years. Even in that short timeframe, Kilaru has risen to become one of the top loan originators at HomeBridge Financial Services. Kilaru is able to provide a wide variety of home loan options, thanks to the knowledge and attention to detail needed to take any loan from application to close.

She credits her success in 2016 to the relationships she has built within the industry. “My past clients and agent relationships are what make me successful,” she says.