PAUL ANASTOS President Mortgage Master • Walpole, Mass. www.mortgagemasterinc.com After assuming his leadership role from Founder Leif Thomsen, Paul Anastos has continued to operate Mortgage Master on a simple but powerful strategy of a 360 degree focus on responsive service, responsible lending and performance. Through its low-cost model, Mortgage Master has been able to generate significant efficiencies in its origination and operational infrastructure, and deliver the cost and time savings on to borrowers in the form of the lowest rates on the majority of products in the industry and best in class service. Under Paul’s leadership, Mortgage Master has consistently delivered on this philosophy and expanded from two locations and 150 employees to 40 locations and 650 employees. ALLEN BEYDOUN Executive Vice President of Sales United Wholesale Mortgage • Birmingham, Mich. www.uwm.com Allen Beydoun joined United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) as an account executive in 2007, and developed a strong understanding of customer dynamics to create a leadership style that would further drive UWM’s commitment to Lending Made Easy. His impressive leadership guides the entire staff of UWM in providing exceptional customer service, consistent turn times and constant communication between UWM’s operations staff and brokers. Beydoun has been instrumental in UWM’s rapid growth, with the company achieving a 62 percent volume increase from the second to third quarter. He motivates more than 100 account executives, along with team leaders and division managers, to exceed their goals.
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LANIE BOUDREAUX Mortgage Loan Officer St. Martin Bank & Trust Company • St. Martinville, La. www.stmartinbank.com Lanie Boudreaux attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and graduated with a degree in finance in 2003. She was hired with St Martin Bank & Trust in 2003 with no intentions of working in the mortgage department, but it just so happened she started learning the ins and outs because they were short-handed and so she has been running the mortgage department ever since. Lanie does everything from origination to processing to marketing and St Martin Bank does everything from rural development to conventional to FHA loans. JENAY BOWEN Senior Loan Officer Service First Mortgage • Richardson, Texas www.servicefirstonline.com Jenay Bowen has been in the mortgage business since 2003. She is committed to making every transaction as smooth and stress-free as possible. She has systems in place to keep everyone updated in the transaction from contract to closing. Getting to the closing table on time is top priority. Jenay holds a double major in finance and real estate which gives her the opportunity to look at the big picture of her client’s financial needs and goals. Jenay is also a certified FHA underwriter. She promotes knowledge and expertise of the mortgage industry throughout her community. CHRIS BROWN Home Finance Advisor Certified Mortgage Planners • Lake Mary, Fla. www.cmpfl.com Chris Brown is a team leader and head mortgage recruiter at Certified Mortgage Planners. He is also a published real estate author, a frequent contributor to the local Fox News affiliate, and a growing philanthropist, as 100 percent of every 10th closed loan is donated to local charities in his community. Chris’ unique mortgage planning approach teaches folks how to prioritize their take home pay and frequently results in families establishing relationships with Chris’ friends in the financial planning community; creating additional financial significance for his clients.
BRIAN CALL President and Chief Manager Rubicon Mortgage Advisors • Edina, Minn. www.rubiconmortgageadvisors.com Brian Call is president and chief manager of Rubicon Mortgage Advisors, a boutique and luxury service mortgage company based in Edina, Minn. Through a partnership-based approach with experienced, accredited mortgage professionals, Rubicon has become the chosen service provider of many of the top respected real estate and finance professionals in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and California. Rubicon offers comprehensive mortgage solutions through transparent conversation, and a focus on providing our customers straightforward education on home finance options–standing by the belief that “Your best interest is our basic principle.” BRIAN COESTER Chief Executive Officer CoesterVMS • Rockville, Md. www.coestervms.com Brian Coester is CEO of CoesterVMS. He has grown CoesterVMS from a local appraisal company, to a nationwide provider of appraisals and appraisal technology. He is the mastermind behind CloudControl, appraisal process management software built on the award-winning Salesforce.com platform. Brian is also a highly regarded speaker, presenter and trainer in the appraisal industry. He has authored numerous articles for the mortgage and real estate press. BINH DANG President LendingQB • Costa Mesa, Calif. www.lendingqb.com Binh Dang is an experienced technologist focused on developing leading software solutions built with contemporary architecture designed to optimize lending operations. He has a proven track record of successfully building and growing software companies in the mortgage banking industry, and holds more than 15 years of experience driving the development of highly flexible and scalable mortgage technology solutions. Binh is currently the president and founder of LendingQB, a browserbased end-to-end LOS platform, which was officially launched in 2011. Prior to LendingQB, he founded PriceMyLoan, a widely used best-of-breed pricing engine and AUS. JOHN DONNELLY Branch Manager Service First Mortgage • Arlington, Texas www.servicefirstmtg.com John Donnelly’s business is built on a simple principle: Treat others as you would want to be treated. That includes dealing with clients with honesty and integrity, and maintaining open lines of communication on each project, as well as meeting all promised deadlines and keeping on top of all the details. In the mortgage lending business since 1997, John is a hands-on manager, who feels that his involvement in loan originations keeps him sharp and on top of an ever-changing industry. It’s this attitude of total commitment that has fueled John’s success over the past 15 years. GEORGE E. FRENCH IV Managing Director Maridian Group LLC • Miami, Fla. www.maridiangroup.com George E. French IV is a Louisiana native who moved to Florida in the mid-1990s after completing college and graduate studies in Philadelphia and New York City. He entered the lending industry working at a large private lending firm after leaving a litigation/strategic consulting position in Manhattan. George was able to grow within that company, working his way up to regional management, overseeing the West Coast, including 47 offices (1,100 employees) responsible for $1.5 billion-plus in monthly mortgage origination. He also was responsible for training and development of best practices for his region. George started his own successful venture landing him as managing director of Maridian Group LLC, a brokerage and financing procurement firm lending in 50 states and specializing in conforming products, limited, stated-income documentation programs in niche sectors catering to celebrities, professional athletes and investors.