HousingWire’s class of 2017 Rising Stars


The 2017 Rising Stars represent the best young leaders in the mortgage industry – in lending, servicing, investing and real estate. Many of our 40 winners are leading their companies as C-level executives, making strategic decisions for their organizations and developing new and inventive ways to get things done.

Others are contributing through innovation, product development, enhancing processes and data analysis. Across the board, their efforts and accomplishments are transforming  the industry. 

Find out more about each winner by clicking on their names below:

Nicole Abraham, Academy Mortgage Corp.

Grier Allen, BoomTown

Abhinav Asthana, Tavant Technologies

Nina Church-Adams, D+H

Dennis Cisterna, Investability Real Estate

Zach Dawson, Fannie Mae

Maria Earley, Reed Smith

Sean Faries, Land Gorilla

Andrew Flachner, RealScout

Vishal Garg, Better Mortgage

Luke Glass, Move Inc./realtor.com

Joel Gottsegen, Qualia

Kyle Gunderlock, Citadel Servicing Corp.

Ashley Gunn, Mortgage Bankers Association

Andrea Hall, United Wholesale Mortgage

Alec Hanson, loanDepot’s retail mortgage division

Bob Hart, Ellie Mae

Matt Humphrey, LendingHome

Jonathan Kirst, Roostify

Ted Krus, Flagstar Bank

Cheri Lines, Nexsys

Todd McGowan, First American Mortgage Solutions

Fenn Meents, iEmergent

Darius Mirshahzadeh, The Money Source

Aaron Moody, Xome

Jessica Murray, PeerStreet

Julie Norberg, National MI

Leo Pareja, Remine; Washington Capital Partners

Lance Poole, Maxwell

Erik Richard, Landmark Network

Jesse Roth, Auction.com

Jeff Sandman, Pendo

Phil Shoemaker, Caliber Home Loans

Jeremy Stewart, Orion Lending

Troy Tomas, Ellie Mae

Justin Tucker, west

Ali Vafai, The Money Source

Drew Vandermay, Digital Risk

Jorge Vidaurrazaga, Columbus Capital Lending

Sarah Volling, Mortgage Cadence

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