Inlanta Mortgage Promotes Paul Buege to President

 Original press release from PR Web

Inlanta Mortgage Chairman, John Knowlton, announced the promotion of Mr. Paul Buege to the role of President.

Mr. Buege is currently the Chief Operating Officer and will continue those responsibilities. Nicholas DelTorto will remain as CEO. “I am proud to announce Paul’s promotion to President. It has been a privilege to work with and get to know him over the past five years. Paul and his team have developed a premier service platform for our loan originators and consumers. He is dedicated to Inlanta and the continued growth and success of our company,” Knowlton said in a company statement announcing the move.

“Our senior management team has positioned us for a solid future. We have worked together for many years and that continuity in leadership translates into a consistent focus on improving our platform, performance for the branches, and highest level of progressive services and technology for our referral partners and consumers,” said DelTorto.

“Paul has done outstanding work in developing a sales and service accountability culture at Inlanta. Our ‘mortgage banking for grown-ups’ approach allows the true mortgage professional to operate using their personally developed skills to build on their success,” Knowlton adds.

Inlanta announces this move as they celebrate 25 years in the mortgage business. “We are very proud to celebrate our 25th anniversary this year. In a business where so many have come and gone, Inlanta is looking forward to serving our customers and referral partners for many years to come,” Knowlton said.

About Inlanta Mortgage 
Headquartered in Pewaukee, WI, Inlanta Mortgage was established in 1993 and is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018. The company has grown to over 40 branches in 20 states and over 250 employees. Inlanta Mortgage’s mission is to be the home financing partner that you trust to serve your family, friends, and community. Their team of dedicated mortgage professionals is committed to delivering an exceptional experience using honest and ethical lending practices.

Inlanta Mortgage was named a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top Workplace in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Inlanta has also been recognized as one of the “50 Best Mortgage Companies to Work For” by Mortgage Executive Magazine and one of the country’s “Top Mortgage Employers” by National Mortgage Professional.

Inlanta Mortgage continually seeks branch managers and loan officers who want to grow their business. To learn about growth opportunities, please contact Brian Jensen (Midwest) at or 630-927-0380; or Kevin Laffey (Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska) at or 913-645-4647. To learn about opportunities in other locations, visit, call 262-439-4260, or email

Inlanta Mortgage, Inc. NMLS #1016.

Seas the Day! Cap Cana 2017 Rewards Trip Highlights

Seas the Day! That was the motto of our 2017 Inlanta Mortgage Rewards Trip and our attendees lived it to the fullest during their time in beautiful Cap Cana, Dominican Republic.

Cap Cana Day 1: Saturday, February 17th

Most of our group arrived to the crystal-clear waters and white sand beaches on Saturday, February 17th with the exception of a few guests arriving early to enjoy some extended well-deserved relaxation time. After getting settled in and enjoying dinner in paradise, it was time to get the party started! Many group members met in the lobby bar to enjoy cocktails and live entertainment from local musicians. Late-night partiers closed out the evening at Desires Night Club dancing the night away.

Cap Cana Day 2: Sunday, February 18th

No “Sunday scaries” here! As the sun rose over the ocean on day two, our trip attendees spent the day blissfully enjoying the resort amenities and natural scenery. A large group attended dinner together that night at Himitsu, Secrets Cap Cana’s Japanese-themed restaurant. As the large group finished their meal, a smaller group grabbed a spot at one of the hibachi tables. It was then that Kevin Laffey, our Regional Production Manager, even got to try his hand at cooking on the grill!

Cap Cana Day 3: Monday, February 19th

Due to high winds and rough seas, the annual deep-sea fishing excursion that was supposed to take place on day 3 of our trip was canceled. Our fishermen, who were left high and dry, ended up spending the day in the pool, on the beach, or at nearby local shops. Not a bad plan B for the day if you ask us!

Around sunset, a pop-up market was assembled near the pool for resort guests to purchase souvenirs, such as paintings, jewelry, and other trinkets from local artists.

Cap Cana Day 4: Tuesday, February 20th

Our final full day in paradise concluded with an awards ceremony to remember. We rolled out the red carpet, lit up the room, and hired a “paparazzo” to capture photos of all our stars.

Inlanta Founder and Chairman of the Board, John Knowlton, kicked off the event with greetings of welcome and a big announcement – the promotion of Paul Buege to President of Inlanta. Paul received a roaring applause from the audience as he received the honor of his new role within the organization and well-deserved promotion. John Knowlton then invited Nick DelTorto, Inlanta CEO, to the podium to welcome Paul for his inaugural speech as President.

Nick continued on to emcee the rest of the event offering merited recognition to Team Inlanta employees for a solid year of hard-work. Inlanta 2017 MVP’s of the night included Cindy Laffey, Mortgage Planner and Branch Partner in Overland Park, KS; Yvette Clermont, Branch Manager in Green Bay, WI and Lakewood Ranch, FL; Jonathan Arnold, Branch Manager in Grand Rapids, MI; Christine Eichholz, Technologies Solutions Architect in Pewaukee, WI, and more!

Join Us Next Year

The rest of our time was spent walking along the pristine beaches gazing out at the crystal blue waters, soaking up the sun by the resort pool, enjoying some peace and tranquility at the spa, indulging in delicious food and drink, and exploring the DR with offsite excursions like thrilling ATV rides. Nights were filled with great company, island cocktails, lively entertainment, and dancing.

We are so proud of each of our rewards trip recipients and hope they enjoyed their vacation! Do these trip highlights have you dreaming of attending yourself? If so, don’t just dream it –do it! To learn more about joining Team Inlanta today, contact our SVP of Business Development, Chad Gomoll, directly at 262-439-4260, our RVP, Brian Jensen, at 630-927-0380 for opportunities in the Midwest, or, our Regional Production Manager, Kevin Laffey, at 913-645-4647 for opportunities in the KS, MO, IA, and NE markets.


We Must Choose: Evolve or Become Extinct

Blog post was written by Dave Stephan, Inlanta’s TPO Manager. 

I’m pretty sure when Charles Darwin was kicking around the South Pacific in the HMS Beagle back in the 1830’s, he didn’t think someone was going to write about his theory of evolution and mortgage banking some 190 years later.

While there is much to learn from Darwin’s theory, we know this – If something doesn’t continue to evolve, it can fail to grow and flourish.  At Inlanta, we’ve been building a theme for 2018 around evolution.  We’re fortunate to be on the horizon of our twenty-fifth year in business and throughout that time, we’ve been witness to our own growth and evolution as well as the industry around us.

Twenty-five years ago, there was no real public internet, no email, no LP or DU, credit scores were barely in use, and fax machines were pretty much the height of technology.  Paper 1003’s and verifications were the norm.  Dot matrix printers noisily churned out closing docs and a 30-Year Fixed could be had at a cool 8%…

While evolution is necessary, it also serves a purpose– survival of the fittest.  Countless ideas and companies have come and gone the way of the dodo bird in the last 25 years.  Much like the catastrophe that wiped out the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Great Recession was a meteor that changed the path of the mortgage industry forever.  We saw the near extinction of the mortgage broker and wholesale lending, with large banks dominating the landscape.

But now, another twist. The regulatory fallout from the impact of the financial crisis has caused the largest banks to rack up approximately $138 billion in fines between 2010 and 2014 and, for the first time, non-bank originators are capturing more market share than their financial institution counterparts.  For 2018 and beyond, rising rates will mean even less refi opportunity and fierce competition for purchase business.

So, back to the earlier idea that if something doesn’t continue to evolve, it can fail to grow and flourish.  The question is, how has your institution’s mortgage lending program evolved?  Inlanta’s Third Party Origination (TPO) program can help you take advantage of every mortgage opportunity, including FHA, VA, and USDA Rural Development and help you be a survivor in today’s competitive marketplace.

Evolve your mortgage business with an Inlanta TPO partnership! Need more information?  Email me at or call 262.754.6494 or visit our LinkedIn page.

Make your Passion your Paycheck with a Company that Cares

Are you a hustler? Do you believe in the value of hard work and that, with the right culture and commitment, it not only pays off – it feels good? Here at Inlanta, we genuinely care, believe in, and celebrate our hardworking employees and recognize that passion + hustle = reward.

Inlanta Mortgage has been helping mortgage professionals achieve the best work of their lives for more than twenty-five years. We seek well-rounded candidates that not only foster that entrepreneurial spirit and go-getter mentality but those that would fit in seamlessly with our family-like culture and care more about their community and serving others as well.

Passion is what sets us apart. Our passion to help customers achieve their biggest dreams and our understanding that we are all a part of something larger is the driving force behind our service mentality. That passion is what keeps us coming back to work, day in and day out, and always leaving wanting more.

We also believe in the power of momentum. As our COO, Paul Buege, said,

“Inlanta is a refreshed, invigorated company. We’re growing and expanding. We’re a winning organization with a sense of urgency and pride to always be better.”

So, are you driven by your entrepreneurial spirit, your passion, your call to be a part of something larger that serves others and your community? We’d love to talk with you and tell you more about what’s different here at Inlanta Mortgage.

Contact our SVP of Business Development, Chad Gomoll, directly at 262-439-4260, our RVP, Brian Jensen, at 630-927-0380 for opportunities in the Midwest, our RVP, David Williams, at 303-947-1960 for opportunities in Texas & Colorado, or, our Regional Production Manager, Kevin Laffey, at 913-645-4647 for opportunities in the KS, MO, and IA markets.

See You At The WBA Bank Executive Conference!

The Wisconsin Bankers Association Bank Executive Conference is right around the corner and we hope to see you there!

Stop by booth #50 and let us show you how to increase your mortgage originations volume and fee income while decreasing compliance worries and expense. When you partner with Inlanta Mortgage:

  1. You have access to Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, and Jumbo Loan products
  2. Your institution originates the loan & maintains the relationship with the borrower throughout the process
  3. Inlanta Mortgage discloses, processes, underwrites, and draws closing docs
  4. Inlanta Mortgage compensates you under a fully RESPA compliant origination agreement

Let us help you originate more and worry less in 2018 with a Third Party Originations partnership. Looking for more information? Contact me today!

We look forward to meeting you!

Dave Stephan, TPO Manager

Aaron Kaczorowski, TPO Account Executive