Jill Burns, EVP, operations Mountain West Financial

EVP, operations
Mountain West Financial

Over the past few years, Jill Burns has built a team of elite project managers who are responsible for implementing a state-of-the-art loan operations system. “Our talented managers are experts in all facets of the company’s operations and manage all major projects that directly affect our productivity, quality and service levels,” Burns says. “My team has diverse experience levels and backgrounds. They join me in making the culture of community involvement a key strength of our organization.”

Making homeownership a reality for thousands of Americans is a passion Burns shares with her organization and fellow managers. She was also instrumental in building and launching a specialty products operations center that focuses on affordable housing and first-time homebuyers.

Burns is active in various industry groups and is passionate about giving women a voice in the industry, regularly sharing and promoting tools and organizations that can assist in their efforts. “Mentoring is at the heart of all I do and my major motivation,” she says. “Actively promoting continuing education for my team is a passion of mine, and I personally read a new book or two each week.”

Outside of the industry, Burns has helped raise funds for cancer and autism research, and she actively supports the humane treatment of animals via ASPCA and other venues.