SHASHANK SHEKHAR CEO and Founder Arcus Lending • San Jose, Calif. www.arcuslending.com Amazon.com best-selling author Shashank Shekhar is a loan originator with Arcus Lending. He is a national speaker and an avid blogger. Shashank’s articles have been featured on some of the top publications and his own Lending Expert Blog. He has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX and other national media networks. With more than four years in the business as loan originator, he is now one of the top originators in the country. He has achieved this through unconventional marketing and extreme focus on customer service and education. Shashank was earlier named “Top 40 Under 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals” for the year 2011 and “Top 25 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals” by National Mortgage Professional Magazine. TYLER SHERMAN Co-Founder and CEO Motivity Solutions • Denver, Colo. www.motivitysolutions.com Tyler Sherman, co-founder and CEO of Motivity Solutions, has developed business intelligence and management software, the Movation Platform, that has changed the use of data of mortgage banking firms by incorporating true business intelligence into mortgage origination and servicing. Motivity’s software includes real-time scorecards and dashboards that apply analytics and a statistical component to origination and servicing data, giving executives a thorough understanding of their company’s performance and staff productivity. Before founding Motivity Solutions, Tyler was co-founder of Watermark Financial Partners. Under his leadership Watermark became the seventh largest FHA lender in the country.
ANDREW WEISS-MALIK Chief Operating Officer 360 Mortgage Group LLC • Austin, Texas www.360mtg.com As chief operating officer of 360 Mortgage, Andrew WeissMalik has created and implemented a live underwriting chat system, through which mortgage brokers can communicate directly, in real-time, with 360 Mortgage underwriting staff. Andrew’s experience in capital markets, operations and technology has allowed him to implement leading operations technology that drive 360 Mortgage’s productivity ratios to as high as 500 units to one employee in certain departments. Andrew is also the founder of On The Go Technology, which in April 2012 introduced the industry’s first iPad-based loan origination system (LOS). JONATHAN YOSHA Vice President Matchbox LLC • New York, N.Y. www.matchboxllc.com Jonathan Yosha graduated with a finance degree from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. After spending four years running the secondary marketing/capital markets department for a $1 billion-plus lender, he became vice president of Matchbox LLC. He has more than 10 years of mortgage banking experience, and while his core focus is in secondary marketing, he also has the unique ability to see how back end procedures and decision making impact every step of the origination process. His belief utilizing technology to improve workflow, execution and management of departments has allowed clients to recognize tremendous revenue growth.
AXHIRA SULLIVAN Founder and CEO Source Appraisal Management • Safety Harbor, Fla. www.sourceam.com As founder and CEO of Source Appraisal Management, Axhira Sullivan’s unique insight to the swelling tide of issues in the valuation sector powered her organizations’ growth from “startup” to trusted partner—in over 32 states, in less than four years. Axhira’s keen acumen was recognized by her industry peers with inclusion as a founding member and a seat on the board of directors, for the recently-formed trade organization, the National Association of Appraisal Management Companies (NAAMC).
ERIC TISHAW Chief Operating Officer Hometown Lenders • Huntsville, Ala. www.hometownbranch.com Eric Tishaw is chief operating officer of Hometown Lenders and the author of The Net Branch Survival Kit, an industry report designed to help mortgage professionals uncover and avoid the potential pitfalls of making a transition to a new employer (12,700 copies downloaded to date). Recognized as a leader in the mortgage industry, Eric frequently writes articles for major industry publications, including National Mortgage Professional Magazine. With more than 13 successful years in the business, an MBA, and a lifetime of working around the mortgage business, Eric enjoys teaching others how to reach their next level of success in this industry.
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ADAM P. SMITH President The Colorado Real Estate Finance Group Inc. Greenwood Village, Colo. www.corefinancegroup.com Adam P. Smith is president of The Colorado Real Estate Finance Group Inc., a commercial and residential real estate finance firm. During his career, Adam has helped thousands of clients, both individuals and corporations, in their goals regarding real estate finance, as well as both personal and corporate finance and has personally written billions of dollars in mortgage and finance deals.
JOHN GLEN STEVENS Area Manager Bank of England d/b/a ENG Lending • Draper, Utah www.engutah.com John Glen Stevens is the Utah area manager for Bank of England, with branches in Draper and St. George Utah. He currently serves as the chairman for NAMB National, as well on the Board of Directors for NAMB, and on the Board of Directors for the Utah Association of Mortgage Professionals (UAMP). He was president of UAMP in 2010. He currently serves as president of the Pleasant Grove, Utah Rotary Club and serves on the Board of Directors of the Pleasant Grove Kiwanis Club. John is the chairman of the Pleasant Grove Utah Planning Commission, as well as a Planning Commissioner for Utah County, Utah.
MICHAEL SMALLEY Florida Regional Manager Waterstone Mortgage • Winter Park, Fla. www.waterstonemortgage.com Michael Smalley has been a loan originator since 2002, owned his own company from 2004-2008, and since 2008, has been a manager for Waterstone Mortgage’s Florida territory. He and his two partners have grown their region from one office with six employees, to seven offices with 48 employees over the last four years. In that time, their loan production has increased 650 percent. Personally, Michael is consistently ranked in the top two of all producers for Waterstone Mortgage nationwide. Outside of the office, Michael is also a frequent industry speaker at events such as Sales Mastery, LoanToolbox Business Plan and Mortgage Revolution. Prior to his mortgage career, he was a professional baseball player in the Atlanta Braves organization.
BRIAN SWANSON Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer BofI Federal Bank • San Diego, Calif. www.bofifederalbank.com Brian Swanson began his career in consumer direct lending with e-Loan as a retail loan officer a decade ago. He has held senior leadership roles with two top five mortgage lenders, most recently with Bank of America prior to joining BofI Federal Bank in 2010. At the age of 32 and In his current role, Brian is responsible for the growth and development of the retail, wholesale, correspondent and warehouse lending divisions as well as mortgage operations and secondary marketing. He has a bachelor’s degree in business from San Diego State University, an MBA from California State University Eastbay and a CMB designation with the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).