Laura Brandao brought an enthusiastic attitude and innovative thinking with her when she joined American Financial Resources [AFR] in 2007. With more than two decades of experience under her belt, Brandao quickly became a partner at AFR, where she spearheaded wholesale operations with unique solutions and key strategies to drive business to the next level. Her leadership resulted in a truly successful 2016 that saw the release of two online platforms, AFR Loan Center and MyLoanCenter; a grand opening of a new office in Scottsdale, Arizona; and several new initiatives aimed at providing unparalleled service to AFR’s clients. Brandao also mentors AFR staff and is active in several nonprofits, including ExpressionsNJ, a theater and arts nonprofit that she co-owns.