Lorena Rodriguez, Assistant vice president of operations, Motive Lending

Lorena Rodriguez has risen through the ranks at Motive Lending from account manager to operations manager, and now to her current role as AVP of operations. She went from humble beginnings to funding an average of $250 million a month and leading a team of 58 employees. Rodriguez has been responsible for the rollout of various company initiatives, including the wet funding process and USDA, 203(k) and NON-QM loans.