Curt Snow Vice President of Operations TagQuest Inc. • Medford, Ore. TagQuest.com Curt Snow started with TagQuest Inc. in 2005 as a 23-year-old not knowing much about the mortgage industry. Today, Curt is vice president of operations at TagQuest with 10 years of experience in the industry, and has a vast knowledge of data and compliance. In 2015, TagQuest was named one of “Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies.” Born and raised in Southern Oregon, in his spare time, Curt enjoys the outdoors, playing golf, and spending time with friends and family.
President GeoData Plus • Melville, N.Y. GeoDataPlus.com Erik Wind is the president of GeoData Plus, a real estate data provider for New York and New Jersey. Erik has a unique blend of expertise, with a background as a software engineer and a real estate practitioner. Prior to GeoData Plus, Erik owned and operated a software and consulting company that created various tech solutions for spaces such as short sale negotiation and property tax reduction services. Erik sits on multiple boards at his alma mater, LIU Post, and volunteers his time working with veterans by helping them bridge the gap from military to civilian work life.
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Branch Manager/Senior Loan Officer Movement Mortgage • Savannah, Ga. StacieTaylor.com Stacie Jo Taylor has been a mortgage loan officer for more than 14 years now in Georgia and its surrounding states. She is a wife and a mother of four beautiful daughters. Stacie is with Movement Mortgage, where they share the same interest with her in supporting communities and building the American Dream. Stacie loves what she does and plans to build a team. She is currently licensed in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Florida, Alabama and Colorado, and plans to expand more. Additionally, she is also a consecutive Gold Award Winner by the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia (MBAG) and a Summit Circle Gold Award Winner for New Home Residential Loans.
Vice President of Business Development Peoples Home Loans, a Division of Peoples Home Loans-KS • Morganville, N.J. BankingUnusual.com Torrey Weiss has always been a successful entrepreneur. Torrey started out with NJ Premier Baseball, recruiting elite high school baseball players nationwide to help showcase their talents to NCAA Coaches and Major League Baseball scouts. Torrey parlayed his eye for talent into a premier mortgage recruiting firm, bringing it to the forefront of the industry before joining Peoples Bank, where he has been vital in the growth of their latest Mortgage Division. Torrey is among the most well-connected mortgage professionals in the industry. His vast network relies on his expertise, integrity, and knowledge of mortgage branch and loan officer opportunities.
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Vice President of Sales & Marketing Class Appraisal • Birmingham, Mich. ClassAppraisal.com Jon Tallinger started Class Appraisal as its first employee in 2009. Since then, the company has become one of the top nationwide appraisal management companies in the industry. Jon is in charge of Class Appraisal’s growth and expansion. Class is currently working with four of the top 10 wholesale lenders in the country. Through improved technology and streamlined processes, Class Appraisal has an aggressive plan to grow production by over 50 percent in 2016, while continuing to offer the best service levels in the business.
Mortgage Loan Originator Jersey Mortgage • New York & New Jersey JerseyMortgage.com Jeff VanNote has been around the mortgage business since the day he was born. His competitiveness, understanding of people, and drive to succeed has allowed him to develop long lasting relationships throughout the New York and New Jersey marketplaces. VanNote focuses directly on his personal relationships and network to provide a service second to none. With VanNote, you are not just a loan number or a commission check … you become his friend and family of the company. In an industry that has an average reputation, Jeff has set out to make his reputation the very best. Experience the difference in mortgage lending.
Vice President of Business Development Mountain West Financial Inc. • Sandy, Utah MWFInc.com John G. Stevens currently serves as vice president for NAMB— The Association of Mortgage Professionals. He just finished a three-year term as president of NAMB+. John is active in his local Rotary Club in Pleasant Grove Utah, and serves as an Honorary Colonel in Pleasant Grove as well. He is passionate about the mortgage industry and was just named NAMB Mortgage Professional of the Year for 2015. A month later, he received the UAMP Mortgage Professional of the Year for 2015 as well. When he is not helping with loans, he is enjoying quality time with his family.
Chief Operating Officer Absolute Home Mortgage Corporation Woodland Park, N.J. MatthewV.AHMCLoans.com Over the past decade Matthew VanFossen has built a reputation as an expert in centralized management, as he has successfully built and managed multiple entities in a multitude of industries including mortgage, real estate, insurance and technology. Matthew is responsible for all of AHMC’s custom marketing material (both digital and print), corporate and branch websites, investor presentations, logo integration, internal corporate newsletter as well as the overall corporate appearance and brand maintenance. Matt has developed an easy-to-use and efficient environment that is attractive to both current and prospective branches of AHMC. With strong production, easy & accessible training, custom system integrations and frequent webinars branch approval, management and growth have become a seamless process under Matt’s leadership.
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