Hot 100 2018

Discover the 100 professionals who are turning up the heat, challenging the status quo and redefining the American mortgage industry

Hot 100 2018

Coming out of 2017, the mortgage industry is leaving behind a year that was one for the books. The year – filled with tragedies and victories, historical natural disasters and social shake-ups – disrupted industries of all shapes and sizes. Yet, the mortgage industry remains strong heading into 2018 – and that’s due in large part to the men and women on this year’s Hot 100 list.

This annual list pulls together the mortgage professionals who stood above the crowd in the past year. From a pool of hundreds of nominations, MPA narrowed the list to these 100 movers and shakers. On the following pages, you’ll meet multimillion-dollar originators and digital revolutionaries who are changing the way Americans purchase homes. You’ll also meet several philanthropic leaders, including one who is making a real difference in the lives of veterans and their families. From industry tycoons to fresh new talent, the members of this year’s Hot 100 list are a true reflection of today’s evolving mortgage industry.
 

Roy Koldaro, Vice president of lending, Global Equity Finance Inc.

Roy Koldaro, Vice president of lending, Global Equity Finance Inc.

Donald H. Layton, CEO, Freddie Mac

Donald H. Layton, CEO, Freddie Mac

Joe Tyrrell, EVP, corporate strategy, Ellie Mae

Joe Tyrrell, EVP, corporate strategy, Ellie Mae

Brent Chandler, Founder and CEO, FormFree

Brent Chandler, Founder and CEO, FormFree

Jonathan Corr, President and CEO, Ellie Mae

Jonathan Corr, President and CEO, Ellie Mae

Steven Jacobson, CEO, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Steven Jacobson, CEO, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Lori Brewer, Founder and president, LBA Ware

Lori Brewer, Founder and president, LBA Ware

Jeff Zulauf, Vice president and mortgage broker, Fidelity Bank Mortgage

Jeff Zulauf, Vice president and mortgage broker, Fidelity Bank Mortgage

Melvin L. Watt, Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency

Melvin L. Watt, Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency

William Fisher, SVP of loan origination and marketing, Citadel Servicing Corporation

William Fisher, SVP of loan origination and marketing, Citadel Servicing Corporation

Brandon Matyas, Loan officer, Finance of America Mortgage

Brandon Matyas, Loan officer, Finance of America Mortgage

Reza Jahangiri, CEO, American Advisors Group

Reza Jahangiri, CEO, American Advisors Group

Leonard Ryan, President, QuestSoft

Leonard Ryan, President, QuestSoft

Jonathan Marcoline, Branch manager, FBC Mortgage

Jonathan Marcoline, Branch manager, FBC Mortgage

Jon Volpe, CEO, Nova Home Loans

Jon Volpe, CEO, Nova Home Loans

Frank Fiore, President, Matchbox LLC

Frank Fiore, President, Matchbox LLC

Sean Becketti, VP and chief economist, Freddie Mac

Sean Becketti, VP and chief economist, Freddie Mac

Jonathan Lawless, VP for product development & affordable housing, Fannie Mae

Jonathan Lawless, VP for product development & affordable housing, Fannie Mae

Dustin Rosenberg, Executive Manager, Global Equity Finance Inc.

Dustin Rosenberg, Executive Manager, Global Equity Finance Inc.

Regina Lowrie, President, RML Investments

Regina Lowrie, President, RML Investments

Susan Oberbillig, Founder, My Mortgage Moxie

Susan Oberbillig, Founder, My Mortgage Moxie

Lisa Lund, President, Lund Mortgage Team Inc.

Lisa Lund, President, Lund Mortgage Team Inc.

Umar Gebril, Producing area manager, Academy Mortgage Corporation

Umar Gebril, Producing area manager, Academy Mortgage Corporation

Yvette Clermont, Branch manager, Inlanta Mortgage

Yvette Clermont, Branch manager, Inlanta Mortgage

Julian Hebron, Chief marketing officer, LendUs

Julian Hebron, Chief marketing officer, LendUs

Chad Jampedro, President, GSF Mortgage Corp

Chad Jampedro, President, GSF Mortgage Corp

Bill Packer, Chief information officer , American Financial Resources

Bill Packer, Chief information officer , American Financial Resources

Erica LaCentra, Marketing manager, RCN Capital LLC

Erica LaCentra, Marketing manager, RCN Capital LLC

Kyle Kamrooz, Founder and COO, Cloudvirga

Kyle Kamrooz, Founder and COO, Cloudvirga

Michael Crockett, Executive vice president of product development, Credit Plus

Michael Crockett, Executive vice president of product development, Credit Plus

Tim O'Brien, Vice president, Zipfel Mortgage Group

Tim O'Brien, Vice president, Zipfel Mortgage Group

Michael Deery, President and mortgage broker, Citywide Financial Corporation

Michael Deery, President and mortgage broker, Citywide Financial Corporation

Nancy Alley, VP of strategic planning, Simplifile

Nancy Alley, VP of strategic planning, Simplifile

Rob Sampson, CEO and co-founder, bemortgage

Rob Sampson, CEO and co-founder, bemortgage

Ashley Gunn, Associate director of commercial real estate finance, Mortgage Bankers Association

Ashley Gunn, Associate director of commercial real estate finance, Mortgage Bankers Association

Raymond Bartreau, SVP of mortgage partnerships, Best Rate Referrals

Raymond Bartreau, SVP of mortgage partnerships, Best Rate Referrals

Victor Ciardelli, Founder & CEO, Guaranteed Rate

Victor Ciardelli, Founder & CEO, Guaranteed Rate

Shashank Shekhar, Founder/CEO, Arcus Lending

Shashank Shekhar, Founder/CEO, Arcus Lending

Tom Hutchens, SVP of sales and marketing, Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions

Tom Hutchens, SVP of sales and marketing, Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions

Joni Pilgrim, Chief business development officer, Nationwide Appraisal Network

Joni Pilgrim, Chief business development officer, Nationwide Appraisal Network

Vicki DiPasquale, Vice president of sales, Simplifile

Vicki DiPasquale, Vice president of sales, Simplifile

Brett Brumley, Managing partner, Lender Toolkit

Brett Brumley, Managing partner, Lender Toolkit

Jordan Bucher, Strategic member relations specialist, Mortgage Bankers Association

Jordan Bucher, Strategic member relations specialist, Mortgage Bankers Association

Raymond Eshaghian, President, Greenbox Loans Inc.

Raymond Eshaghian, President, Greenbox Loans Inc.

Shant Banosian, Branch manager, Guaranteed Rate

Shant Banosian, Branch manager, Guaranteed Rate

Rick Arvielo, CEO, New American Funding

Rick Arvielo, CEO, New American Funding

Michael Kuentz, President, Lenders One

Michael Kuentz, President, Lenders One

Ben Carson, Secretary , US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Ben Carson, Secretary , US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Amy Holmes, Founder and president, Level 3 Lending Inc.

Amy Holmes, Founder and president, Level 3 Lending Inc.

John F. Cady, SVP of production, Mountain West Financial Inc.

John F. Cady, SVP of production, Mountain West Financial Inc.

Gary Martell Jr. , President, Mountain West Financial Inc.

Gary Martell Jr. , President, Mountain West Financial Inc.

Thuan Nguyen, Broker and founder, Loan Factory

Thuan Nguyen, Broker and founder, Loan Factory

John G. Stevens, VP of national retail business development, PRMG

John G. Stevens, VP of national retail business development, PRMG

Ben Cohen, Senior vice president of mortgage lending, Guaranteed Rate

Ben Cohen, Senior vice president of mortgage lending, Guaranteed Rate

Dan Dadoun, Production manager, Silverton Mortgage Specialists Inc.

Dan Dadoun, Production manager, Silverton Mortgage Specialists Inc.

Steven Mnuchin, Secretary, US Department of the Treasury

Steven Mnuchin, Secretary, US Department of the Treasury

Erica Paradise, Senior loan officer, Eagle Home Mortgage

Erica Paradise, Senior loan officer, Eagle Home Mortgage

Marc Demetriou, Branch manager/mortgage consultant, Residential Home Funding Corporation

Marc Demetriou, Branch manager/mortgage consultant, Residential Home Funding Corporation

Brenda Dintino, Branch Manager, New American Funding

Brenda Dintino, Branch Manager, New American Funding

John Tedesco, SVP, business development, Appraisal Nation

John Tedesco, SVP, business development, Appraisal Nation

Brian Berman, Mortgage lender and owner, Mortgage Atlanta LLC

Brian Berman, Mortgage lender and owner, Mortgage Atlanta LLC

Marvin D. Chance Jr., President, Mortgages Unlimited Inc.

Marvin D. Chance Jr., President, Mortgages Unlimited Inc.

Joe Caltabiano, SVP of mortgage banking, bemortgage

Joe Caltabiano, SVP of mortgage banking, bemortgage

Michael Borodinsky, Vice president, regional builder branch manager, Caliber Home Loans

Michael Borodinsky, Vice president, regional builder branch manager, Caliber Home Loans

Perry Farella, Loan officer, AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

Perry Farella, Loan officer, AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

Paul Marsh, Chief financial officer, Encompass Lending Group

Paul Marsh, Chief financial officer, Encompass Lending Group

Tom Knapp, Chief information officer, Waterstone Mortgage Corporation

Tom Knapp, Chief information officer, Waterstone Mortgage Corporation

Nikolaos Athanasiou, Chief operating officer, Guaranteed Rate

Nikolaos Athanasiou, Chief operating officer, Guaranteed Rate

Chad Gomoll, Senior vice president, national production, Inlanta Mortgage

Chad Gomoll, Senior vice president, national production, Inlanta Mortgage

Benjamin Madick, Co-founder and COO, Matic

Benjamin Madick, Co-founder and COO, Matic

Ken Perry, President & Founder, Knowledge Coop

Ken Perry, President & Founder, Knowledge Coop

Jeff Bode, Owner & CEO, Mid America Mortgage

Jeff Bode, Owner & CEO, Mid America Mortgage

Rohit Gupta, President and CEO, Genworth US Mortgage Insurance

Rohit Gupta, President and CEO, Genworth US Mortgage Insurance

Patty Arvielo, President, New American Funding

Patty Arvielo, President, New American Funding

Richard Pisnoy, Principal, Silver Fin Capital Group LLC

Richard Pisnoy, Principal, Silver Fin Capital Group LLC

John Ardy, CEO, Resitrader

John Ardy, CEO, Resitrader

Joseph DeMarkey, Strategic business development leader, Reverse Mortgage Funding

Joseph DeMarkey, Strategic business development leader, Reverse Mortgage Funding

Kevin J. DeLory, Area vice president, Carrington Mortgage Services LLC

Kevin J. DeLory, Area vice president, Carrington Mortgage Services LLC

Nick Zannelli, Senior loan officer and team leader, CrossCountry Mortgage Inc.

Nick Zannelli, Senior loan officer and team leader, CrossCountry Mortgage Inc.

Jason Dozois, CEO, Loan Simple

Jason Dozois, CEO, Loan Simple

Mick Mulvaney, Acting director , Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Mick Mulvaney, Acting director , Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Josh Moffitt, President and Founder, Silverton Mortgage Specialists

Josh Moffitt, President and Founder, Silverton Mortgage Specialists

Rey Maninang, SVP, Head of national wholesale production, Carrington Mortgage Services

Rey Maninang, SVP, Head of national wholesale production, Carrington Mortgage Services

Jerry Delgado, Founder and CEO, Applied Business Software

Jerry Delgado, Founder and CEO, Applied Business Software

Laurel Knight-Keane, Branch manager, Gateway Mortgage Group

Laurel Knight-Keane, Branch manager, Gateway Mortgage Group

AJ Franchi, Chief operating officer, Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group

AJ Franchi, Chief operating officer, Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group

Sarah DeCiantis, Chief marketing officer, United Wholesale Mortgage

Sarah DeCiantis, Chief marketing officer, United Wholesale Mortgage

Timothy R. Smith, Co-founder, president and chief revenue officer, FirstClose

Timothy R. Smith, Co-founder, president and chief revenue officer, FirstClose

Tony Taveekanjana, EVP and national head of retail lending, Stearns Lending

Tony Taveekanjana, EVP and national head of retail lending, Stearns Lending

Wendy Peel, VP of sales and marketing, ReverseVision

Wendy Peel, VP of sales and marketing, ReverseVision

Gerardo Caceres, SVP, data operations and product management, ClosingCorp

Gerardo Caceres, SVP, data operations and product management, ClosingCorp

Harry Gardner, EVP of eStrategies, Docutech

Harry Gardner, EVP of eStrategies, Docutech

Randy Abbey, Chief technology officer, TRK Connection

Randy Abbey, Chief technology officer, TRK Connection

Mike Cooksey, Founder, The Cooksey Team

Mike Cooksey, Founder, The Cooksey Team

Alex Elezaj, CEO, Class Appraisal

Alex Elezaj, CEO, Class Appraisal

Darius Mirshahzadeh, CEO, The Money Source

Darius Mirshahzadeh, CEO, The Money Source

Mark S. Fisher, Mortgage loan originator, United Northern Mortgage Bankers

Mark S. Fisher, Mortgage loan originator, United Northern Mortgage Bankers

Timothy J. Mayopoulos, President and CEO, Fannie Mae

Timothy J. Mayopoulos, President and CEO, Fannie Mae

Kerry Wirth, Chief operating officer, Waterstone Mortgage Corporation

Kerry Wirth, Chief operating officer, Waterstone Mortgage Corporation

Adam P. Smith, President, The Colorado Real Estate Finance Group

Adam P. Smith, President, The Colorado Real Estate Finance Group

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