Speakers

Harlan AccolaHarlan Accola

National Reverse Mortgage Director, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Harlan Accola has been in the mortgage industry for more than 20 years, and he is now the National Reverse Mortgage Director for Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. He is widely recognized as an authority on reverse mortgage loans and retirement finance issues. The most rewarding part of his career has been helping homeowners and homebuyers aged 62 and older to realize the benefits of reverse mortgages and achieve better retirements. He is deeply committed to improving the way retirement is done in this country. A skillful, highly sought-after speaker, Harlan delivers presentations that will give you a very different perspective. He often asked his clients and professional partners, “If what you thought you knew about mortgages and financial planning was wrong, when would you want us to tell you?” When Harlan isn’t helping his clients and trusted professionals with home equity retirement strategies, Harlan enjoys serving as a wedding officiant, traveling, and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Brenda, have been married for over thirty years, and they currently reside in Minnesota. They have four adult sons, each now married, and three grandchildren.


Bill AdamsBill Adams

Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Comerica Bank

William (Bill) Adams leads Comerica's Economics Department, providing research and analysis that impact the bank's key markets, as well as business leaders and policy makers throughout the country. Bill joined Comerica in 2022 after spending the previous 10 years with The PNC Financial Services Group, where he served as the senior vice president and senior manager economist. Bill contributed to forecasts and analysis of the U.S. national economy and regional economies within PNC's core footprint. He also provided forecasts of international economic conditions, interest rates, and exchange rates, covering major foreign developed and developing economies. An expert financial forecaster, Bill's exchange rate forecasts were ranked in the 90th percentile of Bloomberg's forecast accuracy rankings when he left PNC. Prior to joining PNC, Bill was China resident economist for The Conference Board from 2009 to 2011. He is co-author of In Line Behind a Billion People: How Scarcity Will Define China's Ascent in the Next Decade, published in 2013 by the Financial Times Press, and translated into Chinese in 2014 by Gusa Publishing (Taiwan). He is former president of the Economic Club of Pittsburgh, a local chapter of the National Association of Business Economics (NABE); a former associate of the University of Pittsburgh Asian Studies Center; and a former co-director of the Pittsburgh Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany. Adams holds a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard.


J.K. Cullum ClarkJ.H. Cullum Clark, Ph.D.

Director, Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative and Adjunct Professor of Economics

J.H. Cullum Clark is Director, Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative and an Adjunct Professor of Economics at SMU. Within the Economic Growth Initiative, he leads the Bush Institute’s work on domestic economic policy and economic growth. His work focuses primarily on the challenge of creating prosperous, high-opportunity regions, cities, towns, and neighborhoods. He has written and spoken extensively on macroeconomic policy, economic development, workforce development, housing, technology commercialization, and the role of anchor institutions in local economies. He is the co-author of The Texas Triangle: An Emerging Power in the Global Economy, published by Texas A and M Press in 2021. Before joining the Bush Institute and SMU, Cullum worked in the investment industry for 25 years. He served as an equity analyst and portfolio manager at Brown Brothers Harriman and Co. (1993-96), as a portfolio manager at Warburg Pincus Asset Management (1996-2000), as President and Chief Investment Officer of Cimarron Global Investors, a Dallas-based hedge fund firm (2000-02), and as President of Prothro Clark Company, a Dallas family investment office (2002-18). Prior to entering the investment industry, he served for one year on the staff of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Cullum fulfilled a lifelong goal by earning his Ph.D. in Economics at SMU in May 2017. He earned a B.A. in History from Yale University in 1989 and an A.M. in Political Science from Harvard University in 1993.

Cullum's volunteer leadership activities include serving on the boards of Uplift Education, the Eugene McDermott Foundation, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Foundation for the Arts, and the S.M. Wright Foundation, as well as on the investment committee of SMU. After graduating from Yale he lived for one year in Japan. Clark and his wife Nita have three daughters: Lili, Annabel, and Charlotte.


Jeremy DeanJeremy Dean

SVP, American State Bank

Jeremy is an award-winning top-producing originator with over 21 years of industry experience. Starting in the industry at the age of 17, he has worked in nearly every role and job function of the mortgage industry including managing operations, managing secondary, title, and origination. He was recently the #1 producer for a top 75 bank nationwide. Jeremy holds bachelor's and MBA degrees from the University of North Texas, and is currently a doctoral student pursuing a doctorate with an emphasis on improving mortgage lending at community banks. His business model centers heavily on relationship building with his clients and referral partners, which has enabled him to be successful. Jeremy met his beautiful wife Amber in the real estate program at UNT, and they share a love of real estate as his wife is a successful owner of her own appraisal firm specializing in commercial. They have 3 beautiful children and live in Arlington, TX.


Erin DeeErin Dee

Chief Operating Officer, Founding Member, LoanPeople

For 19 years, Erin has worked in mortgage lending in a wide range of capacities, which include: underwriting, compliance, secondary marketing, LOS administration, training and operations management. Erin participates in industry advocacy groups and is honored to serve on the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association board of directors. Erin earned her B.S. in Finance with University Honors from the University of Central Florida, and her M.B.A. in Finance from Nova Southeastern University.


Denise DonoghueDenise Donoghue, RMLO

Team Lead, Mortgage Nerd Group, Thrive Mortgage, LLC

Denise Donoghue, known as "The Mortgage Nerd," is one of Dallas’ top 1% producing mortgage professionals voted by D-Magazine. Her unique financial approach has to do in part of her upbringing and her finance background. As an early teen, Denise began working to help put food on the table and keep the mortgage paid for her family. This taught her the value of a dollar early.

Also, as a Texas A&M Business Economics graduate, she began her career in the financial banking industry in 2002 as a licensed financial banker, Series 6 and 63. She was responsible for the development of customized financial plans in-line with clients’ short-term goals, as well as assisted in their long-term retirement planning. Through her financial consulting, she found that generally a person’s home is not only their largest asset but also their most expensive. This intrigued her and inspired her to learn the mortgage lending business – to ultimately help advise her clients how to align the right home loan to match their financial goals.

“The number one most important thing to me is educating the client on all the home loan options, and explaining the pros and cons of each. If a client’s goal is to retire without a mortgage, I feel it is my responsibility to customize a plan today – that can help them obtain this. Helping a client learn how to manage their finances is a rippling affect that they can then teach their own kids how to do. Now THAT – gives me goose bumps.”


Michael DubeckMichael Dubeck

President, CEO, Planet Financial Group

Michael Dubeck is President and CEO of Planet Financial Group, a multichannel non-bank residential and commercial mortgage originator, servicer, and asset manager. The Planet Financial Group family of companies includes Planet Home Lending, Planet Management Group, and Planet Renovation Capital. Planet is renowned for its expertise and specialization in the agency and non-agency lending and servicing sectors and is highly regarded for its direct and private client services offerings. A former Morgan Stanley Managing Director recognized for bringing Wall Street smarts to mortgage banking, Mike has built Planet into a multichannel juggernaut with a $62 billion servicing portfolio, a best-in-class retention division, a Top 10 correspondent lending channel and retail branches licensed in 47 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Mike was named a Top 25 Leader and Influencer by MReport, a Lending Luminary by Progress in Lending, and is a two-time HousingWire Vanguard Award winner.


Tim FisherTim Fisher

Vice President, non-QM/non-agency investor, Deephaven Mortgage, Past President, TMBA

Timothy Fisher, former President of the TMBA, is a Vice President with non-QM/non-agency investor Deephaven Mortgage which is owned by Pretium Partners. Over his 25+ year mortgage banking career, Mr Fisher has held senior positions with Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, SG Capital, Flagstar Bank and Arch Mortgage Insurance. He resides in Dallas with his wife Deidra.


Stephen FlemingStephen Fleming

Executive Vice President of Trading and Sales, PHOENIX

Mr. Fleming, helps lead the strategic business development, client management, and industry relations teams. Stephen's responsibilities span bulk and flow servicing rights & whole loan transactions, MSR & whole loan analytics including valuations/best execution engagements, servicing oversight/Q.C., and loan level due diligence. Before joining PHOENIX, Stephen was a Senior Credit Trader at Fannie Mae in Washington DC, working on both the bulk and flow Pricing Strategy teams. He began his career at JP Morgan Chase as an Assistant Vice President. In addition to being a Georgetown University MBA honors graduate, Stephen holds a Finance and Accounting Certification from UPenn's Wharton School of Business and a B.A. degree in Mathematics and Economics from the College of the Holy Cross. Outside of the office, he and his wife love traveling, skiing, and spending as much time as possible with their children.


Audrey L. FullerAudrey L. Fuller

VP Diversity and Inclusion, DHI Mortgage, Ltd.

Audrey Fuller joined DHI Financial Services (DHIFS) over 27 years ago, and throughout her career has served in both Operational and Branch leadership roles. In her current role as the Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, Audrey provides strategic direction to ensure that Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) are anchored at the heart of the organization. Audrey’s commitment to ensuring that all DHIFS teammates feel supported and connected involves creating and sustaining platforms designed to promote professional development, as well as to encourage team engagement. Audrey’s focus on developing and implementing company-wide DEI training continues to bring awareness to the importance of having an equitable and inclusive culture which reinforces a true sense of acceptance and belonging for all DHIFS teammates. In tandem with serving in her DEI role, Audrey leads the Customer Care Department, and she and her team provide support to internal and external partners to enhance and improve the overall customer experience. In addition to Audrey’s involvement in the DHIFS Women in Leadership council and Mortgage and Title Leadership councils, Audrey is an active member of various industry and trade organizations which include the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA), the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), the Texas Association of African American Chamber of Commerce (TAAAC), Texas Mortgage Bankers Association and Texas Women’s Mortgage Bankers Associations (TMBA/TWBA). Audrey enjoys spending time with her family and in her free time, she is a certified yoga instructor and meditation facilitator, and she also writes poetry and short stories.


Jenise HightJenise Hight

Vice President, Credit Risk Policy, Fannie Mae

Jenise Hight is Vice President – Credit Risk Policy for Fannie Mae’s Single-Family Risk Management team. Hight is accountable for developing policies for loan underwriting, eligibility, and the representations and warranties framework, and servicing activities, including loss mitigation through home retention policies and solutions. Additionally, Hight is responsible for all aspects of Fannie Mae single-family policies that maintain the risk management processes of the Single-Family Business.


Melinda HippMelinda Hipp, MBA, CRMP

Area Sales Manager (Ok, Tx) Mutual of Omaha Reverse Mortgage

Melinda is a native Texan who received her Bachelor’s at Texas Tech University and graduated from Southern Methodist University with an MBA and an MA. Since entering the mortgage business in 1998, Melinda has established herself as a complete full-service mortgage lender with top customer service skills and innovative marketing ideas. Melinda is intent on growing Reverse Mortgage awareness for Baby Boomers, Realtors and Financial Planners. Located in San Antonio, Melinda specializes in working with senior homeowners 62 and over who would like to access the equity in their home through a Reverse Mortgage. She has handled hundreds of satisfied Reverse Mortgage clients over the past 18 years with many raving fans. She and her team are dedicated to educating on the benefits of both the refinance and purchase programs available to homeowners and home buyers. Melinda regularly provides training to local real estate and financial professionals and holds the designation of MBA and CRMP (Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional.) An avid golfer, Melinda was a charter member of the San Antonio Chapter of the LPGA Amateurs and serves as a USGA and TGA golf referee. She is currently a member of the National Reverse Mortgage Lender’s Association, SABOR (San Antonio Board of Realtors), and TMBA (Texas Mortgage Bankers Association).


Keith JonesKeith Jones

Vice President of Credit Policy, Quality Control and Client Credit Risk Management, Freddie Mac

Keith Jones is vice president of Credit Policy, Quality Control and Client Credit Risk Management for Freddie Mac’s Single-Family Risk Management division. These departments focus on the development and implementation of credit policy, client engagement pertaining to credit and performance, and ensuring the quality of loans purchased by Freddie Mac meet the appropriate standards, including fraud risk management. Throughout his career, Mr. Jones has primarily worked within the risk and capital markets areas of large lending and financial institutions. Prior to this role, Mr. Jones was most recently senior vice president of credit policy for Bayview Loans and senior vice president of risk management for NewRez, where he was responsible for policy, product, quality control and counterparty risk. He has held risk-centered roles at PHH Mortgage and Credit Suisse. Mr. Jones received his Bachelor of Science in biology from The College of New Jersey.


Selene KellamSelene Kellam

COO, Thrive Mortgage, LLC

Named a 2022 HousingWire Woman of Influence, it’s no surprise to our industry that Selene Kellam was recently announced as the next CEO of Thrive Mortgage. In her 14+ years at Thrive, Selene has acted in many different roles and has been an integral proponent of the systems, processes, and technology solutions at Thrive Mortgage. A 2018 HousingWire Vanguard recipient, Selene has guided her company to multiple firsts in the industry, including an eClosing initiative which led to Thrive Mortgage completing the first 100% digital mortgage in the State of Texas. As the COO, Kellam is the company’s biggest champion in designing ways to analyze data and making operational adjustments to keep everything running as smoothly as possible.


Karen KlemckeKaren Klemcke

SVP, Region President, DHI Mortgage, Ltd.

Karen Klemcke was named a 2022 Mortgage Star by Mortgage Women Magazine. She joined DHI Mortgage 25 years ago and has risen to the position of SVP, Region President. In her role she oversees production and operations for Louisiana, Arizona, Central Texas and Arkansas. Karen previously held management positions as a Regional Manager, Area Manager, National Home Buyers Club Manager, Specialty Lending Manager, CPC Manager, CAD Manager, Help Desk Manager, SAM Manager, Assistant Branch Manager and Operations Manager. She also held non-managerial positions as a Mortgage Loan Originator and Loan Processor. Karen is very passionate about leading her team to fulfill their potential while they help borrowers achieve the dream of homeownership. Her background includes studies in Administration of Justice at Salve Regina University and European Economics in Dublin, Ireland. In her free time Karen enjoys spending time with friends and family which includes her husband and 4 children. Karen also loves exploring the outdoors, listening to crime podcasts, and cooking with her husband whenever there is downtime."


Stacey MaisanoStacey Maisano, CMB, AMP, CML

Director of Business Development, Polunsky Beitel Green, LLP

Stacey is an integral member of the Polunsky Beitel Green team responsible for expanding the firm’s business portfolio and providing exemplary customer service to existing clients. She is widely known and highly respected in the lending industry, with more than 25 years of experience in virtually all aspects of residential mortgage originations. Before joining the firm, Stacey worked as a residential mortgage closer, underwriter, loan officer, escrow officer and title company closer. Her previous executive positions include serving as a lending regional sales manager, vice president of mortgage production, and lending managing director. This experience gives Stacey a keen understanding of how to best address the sophisticated issues that regularly confront residential mortgage lenders. Stacey regularly attends industry seminars, conferences, professional meetings and conventions throughout the country.


Mike MedierosMike Medieros

Sr. IT Director, DHI Mortgage, Ltd.

Mike Medeiros oversees all development and reporting activities for DHI Mortgage, Ltd. He has over 25 years’ experience delivering technology solutions in the mortgage industry. His experience includes software design, development, implementation, and support. Recently, his development team has focused on automating manual origination processes using Robotics Process Automation (RPA).


Scott NormanScott Norman

Vice President of Field Retail for Finance of America Reverse, Past President, TMBA

A 27-year mortgage banker, Scott Norman led the original campaign to amend the Texas Constitution to authorize reverse mortgages in the state in 1999, when he founded the Texas Association of Reverse Mortgage Lenders. He later closed the very first reverse mortgage loan in Texas. Norman has also testified numerous times before the legislatures of California, Arkansas and Minnesota to help craft legislation to protect senior homeowners around the country. He got his start in the mortgage business in Austin in 1993, becoming President of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association in 2010. Norman is currently the vice president of Field Retail and Government Relations for Finance of America Reverse and he serves as Co-Chairman of NRMLA’s Board of Directors.


Dustin Pfluger, CPADustin Pfluger, CPA

Partner, Mortgage Banking, CWDL

Since 2004, Dustin has been practicing public accounting with both national and regional accounting firms focused on providing assurance and consulting services to both public and private companies. Beginning in 2010, he focused on the Mortgage Banking industry and has become known as an industry expert.

Dustin attends and regularly speaks at various mortgage industry conferences and webinars focused on mortgage accounting issues hosted by the Mortgage Bankers Association, Texas Mortgage Bankers Association (TMBA), and various industry partners. He currently serves as a board member of the TMBA, serving as a member or chair of various committees. Dustin’s focus on mortgage company accounting issues helps him make complex financial information more accessible to his clients and empowering them to make informed decisions.


Paul Pouliot, Master CMBPaul Pouliot, Master CMB

Director of Sales for the Southwestern region, Spillane Consulting Associates

Paul has been in the mortgage banking industry for 50 years, with 35 of those spent as CEO of mortgage banking subsidiaries. Paul was with FHLB Boston for 18 years overseeing MPF. He is the founder of Colonial Mortgage Inc. and has been instrumental in developing the Fannie Majors. Paul was the first East Coast lender to roll out laptop technology and created the first Pledged Savings Account Mortgage.


Mark RaskinMark Raskin

Branch Manager, Sr. Loan Officer, PrimeLending, Past President TMBA

In his role as an area manager, he is responsible for leading a successful group of retail mortgage branches in Texas including hiring, training, and coaching seasoned retail loan originators. As a top performer both locally and nationally, his commitment to service is reflected in his unique approach, which includes evaluating his clients' overall personal financial goals and incorporating a mortgage plan that complements their goals. He assists clients with conventional, jumbo, FHA, VA, USDA, 203K, and home equity loans among others.


Mike RemingtonMike Remington

Co-Branch Manager, Senior Loan Officer, Benchmark Mortgage

Mike Remington is a Co-Branch Manager and Senior Loan Officer with Benchmark Mortgage. Mike started his career in lending over 20 years ago. He is not only a top producer, but has been named to D Magazine for several years running and a recipient of the Five Star Professional award for the past 2 years. Mike focuses on coaching and consulting his clients through one of their largest financial decisions, helping them become better stewards of their finances putting them on the path to financial freedom. As a Certified Liability Advisor, Mike provides advise and strategies that put his clientele in a much better financial position. He works closely with financial planners, wealth managers and cps to provide a comprehensive strategy. Mike has a great family which includes his wife Amy, and daughters Haley and Harper. Together they enjoy family trips and are very involved in soccer as they have two soccer stars for daughters. If you are a new or first time homebuyer, veteran, investor, or second home buyer, Mike would be happy to assist you in helping you achieve your goals of homeownership.


Steve D. RemingtonSteve D. Remington

Chief Operating Officer – Ark-La-Tex Financial Services, LLC dba Benchmark Mortgage

As Benchmark Mortgage’s Chief Operating Officer, Steve is responsible for the day-to-day lending operations of the company’s retail and wholesale origination platform, from point of sale through secondary marketing and servicing. Steve’s mission for the past 18 years at Benchmark is to focus on the company’s operational infrastructure, investor/agency relations, manufacturing quality, superior customer service and overall profitability. Steve serves on the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association Board of Directors, since 2014 (and is currently the President for 2022-2023). After starting in the industry straight out of Texas A&M College Station in 1997, he chose to become a student of the industry, completing the North Lake College School of Mortgage Banking early in his mortgage career.


Ken SawanKen Sawan

Reverse Lending Sales Manager, Benchmark Mortgage

For over 3 decades, I have been involved in the reverse mortgage program exclusively. I am one of eleven children, born and raised in Akron, Ohio. I have two grown children. In 2014, I moved to NJ which is where I currently reside. I have a Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional (CRMP) designation through the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Assoc (NRMLA). In my reverse mortgage career, I have managed national sales teams, trained processors, originated hundreds of rms and have assisted in the writing of policies and procedures. I have a passion for the program and its’ positive effect it has on borrowers who secure one. I am also very compassionate and aware of the issues surrounding our seniors today. While not for everyone, given the correct education and guidance, the reverse mortgage has assisted hundreds of thousands of senior homeowners to live a more comfortable life in their “golden years” without enduring the financial stress. As one of my clients once told me…”it was like manna from heaven”.


Jason Sheppard, AMPJason Sheppard, AMP

VP of National Sales, Certainty Home Loans

Jason Sheppard is the VP of National Sales for Certainty Home Loans and has been in the Mortgage Business for over 11 years. Jason has received his MBA Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP) designation and is a 2018 endowment recipient.


Diana SifuentesDiana Sifuentes

Regional Co-chair NAHREP Mountain Region

Diana Sifuentes is co-owner of Berkshire Hathaway HSA Action office located in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. Born in a small town in Tamaulipas, Sifuentes has flourished without formal marketing education, simply relying on referrals from friends, family, and previous customers. Her inspiring customer service has contributed to her success resulting in recognition as one of the NAHREP Top 250 Latino Agents in the USA. Sifuentes served as Chapter President of NAHREP Texas Plano/Garland from 2019 to 2020 and currently serves as the Regional Co-chair for the NAHREP Mountain Region and she is also part of the National Board of Directors for the association.


Noor SuraniNoor Surani, CISA, MCT, MCAS

Chief Operating Officer, Awesome Technologies, Inc.

He is a seasoned professional with over 20+ years of leadership experience in technology companies. While working with Awesome, he is actively involved in building practical automation solutions for the mortgage industry. His role undertakes automation using Robotic Desktop and Process Automation, BPM tools, Integrations, Low-Code / No-Code tools, ICR/OCR, AI/ML, and others.


Brittany TeiBrittany Tei

Director of Operations Technology, Thrive Mortgage, LLC

Brittany brings expeirence creating and building teams centered around technology and automation platforms to Thrive Mortgage. Applying her extensive technology and consulting experience across multiple industries like benefits administration, insurance, and human capital management to the mortgage industry has supported Thrive’s initiatives for fusion between operational, technical, and product teams to support creative, collaborative, and digital first solutions in what can be a highly manual industry.


Tony ThompsonJ. Tony Thompson, III, CMB

Founder, CEO, NAMMBA

J. Tony Thompson, CMB is the Founder & CEO of the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA), an organization dedicated to increasing the engagement of women and minorities with the Mortgage Bankers Association at the local, state and national level. Since its inception in 2016, NAMMBA has grown to over 30 chapter and 4,500 members nationwide. J. Tony Thompson, CMB has over 15+ years of leading and building high performance sales teams. As the Founder/CEO of NAMMBA, Mr. Thompson’s vision is to create a platform where women and minorities can connect, grow and become leaders in the mortgage industry while providing a platform to recruit and train the next generation of mortgage professionals. Mr. Thompson received his B.S. from South Carolina State University in Business Administration and a MBA from Webster University. In 2011, he received his Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designation from the National Mortgage Bankers Association. This distinct designation is held by less than 1% of industry professionals. He currently is a board member for the National Mortgage Bankers Association Residential Loan Production Committee and a graduate of the MBA Future Leaders Program. Over the last several years, he has been recognized and featured in many industry publications for his dedication to the community and mortgage industry. Finally, Mr. Thompson serves on the board of directors for several non-profit organizations and is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.


Godwin TsuiGodwin Tsui

2023 President Elect AREAA Dallas, Fort Worth

Godwin came to the United States when he was 18 years old. Born in Hong Kong and lived in Taiwan for a brief period of time. He followed his family tradition of coming abroad to gain an education and to build a better life. He spent time in San Francisco and New York and moved here to Dallas in 2003. He has spent his entire career in the financial service industry and ultimately began serving clients with their mortgage needs in 2006. He has worked for some of the largest firms such as HSBC, Countrywide Home Loans, Bank of America, Guaranteed Rate and currently with Benchmark Mortgage. Having held senior level positions and led various ground breaking projects, changing paradigms and reinventing processes. Godwin has been often credited with his patient and deliberate demeanor and many have referred to him as the “Mortgage Concierge!” Always focused on helping people achieve their financial goals. Every family has a story and every home will be part of the story for years to come.


Nolan Turner, CMBNolan Turner, CMB

Managing Director, Carrington Mortgage Services

Nolan heads strategic initiatives, growth / revenue objectives, and industry partnerships across Carrington’s 9 vertically integrated companies and 4,000 employees. Nolan has touched a plethora of business and finance operations throughout his career with a special emphasis on Mortgage Lending (Wholesale, Retail and Correspondent), Mortgage Servicing, and Default Management (REO disposition, Property Preservation, Title and Settlement Services). Nolan has hands on experience in Capital Markets, RMBS Securitization, and both the buy / sell side of whole loan trading, Non-Performing / Re-Performing Loans, Mortgage Servicing Rights, and GNMA early buy outs. Prior to joining Carrington in 2010, Nolan held executive leadership roles within the Investment Bank at Wachovia, Wholesale Mortgage Operations at World Savings, and Real Estate Development Operations for East-West Partners. Nolan graduated with honors from the University of Nevada and holds undergraduate and post graduate degrees in international business and behavioral science (cognitive psychology). Nolan has also completed extensive MBA coursework in International Business at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain and Quantitative Analytics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Nolan has served on countless committees and boards within academia and the mortgage industry. He is a graduate of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) Program, MBA Future Leaders Program, and a Housing Wire Rising Star award winner. In his spare time, Nolan enjoys a host of outdoor activities (hiking, mountain climbing, fishing, snowboarding / skiing, golf) and has traveled widely, visiting more than 92 countries. Nolan was born and raised in the Reno / Lake Tahoe area and currently resides in Southlake, TX.

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