Michael Kuentz, President, Lenders One
With 20 years of mortgage industry experience, Michael Kuentz joined Lenders One Mortgage Cooperative in April 2016 as VP of national sales and had an immediate impact within the company. He was appointed president in September 2017 and is now responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and defining and executing the overall strategic direction of the cooperative, all while continuing to lead national sales initiatives. Under Kuentz’s leadership, the company celebrated its strongest profitability in 2017.
Since he joined Lenders One, Kuentz has led the cooperative’s regional director team while developing strong relationships with many of its members, preferred vendors and investors. During his tenure,Lenders One has seen exceptional growth, and Kuentz has played an integral role in delivering innovative and exclusive solutions to help solve member challenges, including managing third-party risks and modernizing trading. He has also helped generate better opportunities for Lenders One members to build their businesses in a down market through the newly launched Regional Roundtables. In keeping with the cooperative’s steady expansion, Kuentz has been instrumental in bringing top talent to the organization, enabling aggressive growth expectations.