Welcome, Dave Stephan and Chad Gomoll!

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Welcome, Dave Stephan and Chad Gomoll!

We are proud to announce two great new additions to Team Inlanta. Dave Stephan, our new TPO Manager, and Chad Gomoll, our new Senior Vice President of Business Development. Both of their backgrounds make them a perfect fit for their positions and for Inlanta in general.

 

Introducing Dave Stephan

David Stephan comes to Inlanta Mortgage with nearly 30 years of industry experience in the retail, credit, technology, and TPO sectors of the mortgage industry. Prior to joining Inlanta, Dave was Senior Account Manager with a major LOS provider where he was responsible for strategic planning with the company’s major accounts. Dave holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Inlanta continues to find success by enabling small to mid-sized financials to leverage our mortgage platform. Banks and credit unions can expand their mortgage product offerings without the additional overhead and compliance risk. We are pleased to have Dave on board to foster relationships with our bank and credit union partners and to guide them through the TPO process.

 

Introducing Chad Gomoll

Chad Gomoll comes to Inlanta Mortgage with over 20 years of experience in the area of mortgage lending and financial services. As senior vice president, he will drive and oversee the new growth for the company. While directing this effort, Chad is personally responsible for identifying new branch partners as well as assisting in the growth and development of the current branch network. In addition, he will work in conjunction with the marketing and operations departments to ensure Inlanta continues to have the most competitive service offering in the industry.

Chad maintains active involvement in several community service organizations. Currently, he serves as a trainer with the Make a Difference Wisconsin organization to help facilitate financial education for high school students. Chad currently serves on the Secondary Committee for the Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG) at the Mortgage Bankers Association. He has previously been a board member of the Dallas Mortgage Bankers Association and was a 2014 Wooten Scholarship recipient from the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association for the MBA’s Future Mortgage Leaders program. Chad holds an Executive MBA certificate from the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. Chad is married with 2 boys and resides in Brookfield, WI.

 

We are happy to have both Dave and Chad on board! With their expertise, we will be able to continue our momentum into 2017 as well as create continuous growth for years to come.

7 Qualities of a Successful Branch Partnership Part 2

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7 Qualities of a Successful Branch Partnership Part 2

 

4. MARKETING

 

How you market yourself is the single most important aspect of growing your business. The ability to take advantage of an established brand with a knowledgeable and experienced marketing staff is crucial for any ambitious originator. The marketing department should effectively communicate with branches and corporate in order to help loan originators achieve their sales goals. Originators should look at whether or not the branching partner is engaged in social media platforms. Do they have positive sentiment about their brand? Is their content authentic? What is their involvement in the local community and charitable organizations? Ask a branch manager about what help is provided through marketing efforts? These questions will help identify a potential partner with strong marketing credentials. A branching partner with strong marketing will provide originators with a strategic marketing plan. Provide the necessary tools, such as a customizable content library, templates, CRM, etc, that will enhance the marketing efforts of the loan originator.

 

Ann Watson Marketing Manager at Inlanta Mortgage says:

“Inlanta’s marketing team sets a yearly marketing plan that aligns with the strategic goals of the organization. With a central marketing department that acts as the loan originators’ agency, Inlanta can provide a consistent brand image and a proven strategic marketing plan, which loan originators can utilize to make an impact from a sales perspective. We are part of the onboarding process to assist the loan originator with the marketing tools we have.”

 

5. TRAINING

 

Significant business growth is a real possibility for any loan originator who is open
to training and education. That’s why partnering with a mortgage company with a
conscientious approach to professional development is so important. As originators
grow their skills, knowledge and confidence, they become better prepared to find and develop opportunities. Every originator should want to be with a company that
challenges them to do work in a different, improved way on a daily basis.
A mortgage company that provides continuous education is truly invested in
helping an originator grow their business.

 

Paul Buege Chief Operating Officer at Inlanta Mortgage says:

“By reviewing work metrics and accepting employee feedback, Inlanta develops targeted training that produces results in the most important work areas of the company. We proactively teach employees how to avoid obstacles and stay focused on opportunities. There is a better way to do business. We train and show employees how to do the best work of their careers.”

 

6. COMMUNICATION

 

One of the biggest challenges for professionals working in branch offices is the loss of personal interaction with the corporate office. It’s imperative that the business groups who support branch sales are committed to offering communication services that help everyone stay connected. With so many methods to connect and collaborate available, sometimes just picking up the phone and making the call proves to be most effective method of communication. Mortgage companies who want to be successful must be
effective communicators throughout the entire mortgage process. Effective communication between departments and branch offices is essential to assist the sharing of information. Trust grows, operational efficiency advances and customer
service builds, which all support the pro-growth model of building a business.

 

Chris Knowlton Chief Information Officer at Inlanta Mortgage says:

“We work hard to avoid communication gaps between business group employees and
branch managers. Everything is used to build communication effectiveness with our employees. Every technology is being evaluated for use, plus we still place great value on the importance of face-to-face meetings.”

 

7. COMPLIANCE

 

Even before the passing of the Dodd-Frank legislation, compliance was a critical factor in guiding consumers through the home buying process. Under the Know Before You Owe (TRID) rule, the timing of disclosures became even more critical. Closing dates can’t be missed and having the disclosures produced earlier in the process ensures this goal is met. Having a dedicated compliance team to support originators protection is crucial. By providing this resource, the organization supports the professional requirements of originators as well as keeping their customers informed. A compliance department is responsible for breaking down the requirements and reviewing the possible consequences that could arise. Compliance should then design a process and procedure around the new rules and use technology, where possible, to help the originator adapt.

 

Jean Badciong Chief Compliance Officer at Inlanta Mortgage says:

“Having so many changes put in place in recent years has challenged our compliance team to increase support for our originators. The compliance team does an in-depth review of the regulations on a regular basis. We participate in many industry-wide training opportunities ourselves so that we can bring the information forward to our production teams.”

 

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7 Qualities of a Successful Branch Partnership Part 1

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7 Qualities of a Successful Branch Partnership: Part 1

 

In today’s increasingly competitive mortgage market, making the right career move at the right time is vital. Top performing originators are in high demand, but there are many things to consider before you decide on your next branch opportunity. Partnering with a mortgage company whose ambitions match your own is essential in order to achieve your true career potential. But what exactly should you be looking for in your next branch opportunity? MPA teamed up with Inlanta Mortgage to answer this question and highlight the 7 qualities of a successful branch partnership.

 

Nick DelTorto President & CEO at Inlanta Mortgage says:

“Many companies focus on production, volume, and growth. Our culture at Inlanta is different and truly special. We focus on being a quality organization with quality people. We have a unique collaboration between all business units with a level of transparency that creates buy-in of working towards a common goal. Our success comes from ALL of our employees!”

 

1. ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

 

Organizations with entrepreneurial spirit have obvious qualities that are easily detectable. Their employees are given a voice regardless of position, seniority, or rank. Originators working inside these companies are made to feel like owners, and are motivated to believe that anything is possible. Decisions are simplified, they come quicker to drive better results. These are action-oriented companies, pushing positive change rather than
waiting to adapt. Entrepreneurial mortgage lenders are constantly looking at ways to improve their processes, products, and services. They are always adapting an approach that best serves the customer, and helps all employees achieve success. These are innovative and tactical lenders focusing resources on growing the business.

 

Paul Buege Chief Operating Officer of Inlanta Mortgage says:

“Inlanta’s entrepreneurial spirit is alive. Look at our employees and you will find deeply passionate professionals who are authentic in their commitment to driving personal and organizational success. Our employees continually question why we do things a certain way, then look for alternative processes that may just be better. We’re a proactive company that’s always looking for the better way to do business.”

 

2. SEAMLESS ONBOARDING

 

Once an originator moves to a new mortgage company, an effective onboarding experience is critical to ensure the originator’s personal business does not fade or weaken in the initial weeks of the move. There’s no time for a casual onboarding process, too much is at stake. The onboarding process should quickly validate the originator’s decision to join the new company. An effective, seamless onboarding process starts everything off on the right foot: confidence is high, and the originator can concentrate on ramping up new business. Onboarding is loaded with activity. The primary goal should always be about helping the new hire quickly achieve independence and be able to get back into the field to bring in new business. Too many companies waste time dragging new hires through administrative work, and the review of policies and procedures, rather than getting them back into the business market.

 

Shaun McGuire Director of Business Development and Recruiting at Inlanta says:

“Inlanta has a successful formula for onboarding. We offer upfront training at our corporate office and then onsite branch training in the first 30 days. If the onboarding is seamless, the new originator can start to enjoy the benefits of the new partner immediately. In Inlanta’s case, the benefits would include marketing support, underwriting and processing support and an overall culture that breeds success.”

 

3. TECHNOLOGY

 

Joining a tech-savvy mortgage company helps with delivering a faster, more efficient loan process and serving younger mortgage consumers. In order to identify a potential branching partner who prioritizes technology, originators should ask the mortgage company about their platforms. Ask them why they’re using their LOS and whether they have evaluated and/or switched LOS platforms in the past 2-3 years. Additionally, be sure to ask about the branch partner’s email system and their CRM. Do they provide one or not? Do they provide any extras like secure chat, e-fax or remote access to the LOS system? Do they provide a mobile app? Does the partner have in-house IT support? Technology should allow you to originate more loans. The systems should process, underwrite and close the loan with very little hand-holding from the loan officer.

 

Chris Knowlton Chief Information Officer at Inlanta Mortgage says:

“Inlanta likes to be on the leading edge, not the “bleeding edge,” when it comes to adopting new technology. Inlanta provides our partners with the technology ahead of the competition, without slowing down sales.”

 

Keep an eye out for qualities 4-7 of a successful branch partnership in our next blog!

Originate More. Worry Less.

Inlanta’s senior management team understands how operational issues make it hard for originators to do what they do best – originate mortgage loans. Watch this video to get a glimpse at our senior management team’s vision for Inlanta Mortgage.  The video features Inlanta CEO John Knowlton, President Nicholas DelTorto, Chief Operating Officer Jean Badciong, and Chief Financial Officer John Watry.

The Inlanta Mortgage platform is specifically designed to help you run your business. Inlanta Mortgage support services include accounting, in-house funding, processing (if needed), underwriting and marketing, as well as technology and human resource support. Compliance is paramount in this new mortgage environment and Inlanta’s compliance staff handles all federal and state mortgage banking and servicing compliance matters so you don’t have to.

Headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, Inlanta Mortgage was established in 1993. We are proudly celebrating our 20th Anniversary as mortgage lenders based out the Greater Milwaukee area. The company has grown to 33 branches in 15 states and over 220 employees with plans to extend operations into additional states.

Inlanta Mortgage provides its partner branches with Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is delegated FHA, VA, FHA 203k and USDA approved.

Inlanta Mortgage was named a Top Workplace in 2012, has been listed on Mortgage Technology’s Top 25 Tech Savvy Lenders List in 2012, 2011 and 2010 and Milwaukee Business Journal’s “Top 25 Largest Milwaukee-Area Mortgage Banking Companies.” Inlanta Loan Officers have also been named as Milwaukee Magazine’s “Top Mortgage Professionals”. Inlanta has also received the Platinum Million Dollar USDA Lender Award and was a finalist for the 2010 Mortgage Technology Award.

The company’s platform supports high producing professional partner offices with the latest technology and product menu focused on unsurpassed service and quality to both the consumers and employees. Inlanta takes pride in the highest level of honesty, integrity and ethics in all its business dealings. It is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, numerous state Mortgage Bankers Associations and Lenders One, the largest cooperative of mortgage bankers in the nation.

Inlanta is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. For more information, please call Joe Ramis or Peter Salamone at Inlanta Mortgage at 262-754-4268, email partners@inlanta.com or visit the company’s main website at http://www.inlanta.com.

 

Inlanta Mortgage Adds 77 New Team Members in 2012

 

Jan Priem, Director of Human Resources
“It’s been extremely gratifying to be able to expand our employee base with so many talented new additions,” said Inlanta’s Director of Human Resources, Jan Priem.

Inlanta Mortgage is pleased to announce 2012 was its best year for new hires, with a total of 77 new employees over the course of the year. In just the past month, Inlanta has added three sales and eight support staff.

The Madison, Wis. branch added Loan Officer Lupe Montes and the Augusta, Maine office welcomed Loan Officer Martha St. Pierre. Loan Officer Stephen Speer joined the Oak Brook, Ill. office and the Bloomington, Ill. office welcomed Marketing Assistant Hillary Denham.

The corporate office in Brookfield also saw a number of new hires this month. In the funding department, Closer Mathew Peters joined the team, as well as Shipper Todd Gemmell. The underwriting department added a Junior Underwriter, Barbara Zehren this month. Finally, the information technology department welcomed Systems Manager Diane Myers.

Inlanta is still looking to fill many new positions at both the corporate and branch level. Open positions at the corporate office include experienced processors and underwriters. The Brookfield North branch is currently looking for a new loan officer and loan officer assistant. A complete list of open positions and their descriptions can be found online at www.inlanta.com/job-openings.

“It’s been extremely gratifying to be able to expand our employee base with so many talented new additions,” Director of Human Resources Jan Priem said. “Each one of them brings fresh ideas that help us refine and polish our processes and increase our customer base and satisfaction levels.”

Headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., Inlanta Mortgage was established in 1993. The company has grown to 33 branches in 15 states and over 220 employees. Inlanta Mortgage provides its partner branches with Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is delegated FHA/VA, FHA 203K and USDA approved.

Inlanta Mortgage was named a Top Workplace in 2012  has been listed on Mortgage
Technology’s Top 25 Tech Savvy Lenders List in 2012, 2011 and 2010 and Milwaukee
Business Journal’s “Top 25 Largest Milwaukee-Area Mortgage Banking Companies.” Inlanta Loan Officers have also been named as Milwaukee Magazine’s “Top Mortgage Professionals. Inlanta has also received the Platinum Million Dollar USDA Lender Award and was a finalist for the 2010 Mortgage Technology Award.

The company’s platform supports high producing professional partner offices with the
latest technology and product menu focused on unsurpassed service and quality to
both the consumers and employees. Inlanta takes pride in the highest level of honesty,
integrity and ethics in all its business dealings. It is a member of numerous state Mortgage Bankers Associations and Lenders One, the largest cooperative of mortgage bankers in the nation. Inlanta is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. For more information, please call Inlanta Mortgage at 262-439-4260, email info@inlanta.com or visit the company’s website at www.inlanta.com.

Experienced Marketing Team Supports You


Effective marketing is one of the fundamental constants that help strong companies prosper. Here’s what you can expect from our marketing department:

  • Custom designed creative pieces for your specific needs
  • Assistance with Mortgage Returns, a customer relationship management database designed to keep you in regular contact with your current customers as well as your prospects and realtor partners
  • Access to an extensive library of existing marketing materials to choose from and personalize including advertisements, flyers, brochures, direct mail, etc.
  • A marketing newsletter emailed directly to you each month with new ideas and proven strategies
  • Assistance with creating your own personal Web page integrated with Encompass LOS and help managing your online brand presence including tips and information on social media and website optimization
  • Customizable customer and real estate newsletters for your use at no cost
  • Free and customized ad campaigns available through our Lenders One membership
  • Access to Homebuyer Privileges Program®

We don’t expect you to take our word for it. Listen to what our branch managers have to say about our marketing department.

Headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, Inlanta Mortgage was established in 1993. The company has grown to 33 branches in 15 states and over 220 employees. Inlanta Mortgage provides its partner branches with Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is delegated FHA/VA, FHA 203K and USDA approved.

Inlanta Mortgage was named a Top Workplace in 2012, has been listed on Mortgage Technology’s Top 25 Tech Savvy Lenders List in 2010, 2011, 2012 and Milwaukee Business Journal’s “Top 25 Largest Milwaukee-Area Mortgage Banking Companies.” Inlanta Loan Officers have also been named as Milwaukee Magazine’s “Top Mortgage Professionals. Inlanta has also received the Platinum Million Dollar USDA Lender Award.

For more information on becoming a branch partner with Inlanta Mortgage contact Joe Ramis or Pete Salamone at 262-754-6468 or email them at partner@inlanta.com.

Inlanta Mortage NMLS# 1016

 

Inlanta Mortgage Loan Processing

In reference to the central processing department at Inlanta Mortgage, Indianapolis branch manager Don Shanley says, “I make it rain, they handle the floods.”

“Files go smoother, which allows me to focus more on customers,” says Antigo branch manager Mike Fittante of Inlanta’s central processing.

Inlanta Mortgage’s central processing department helps streamline your branch’s operations so you can originate more. But don’t take our word for it – listen to what a few of our branch managers are saying about Inlanta central processing.

Originate More. Worry Less.

Headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, Inlanta Mortgage was established in 1993. The company has grown to 33 branches in 15 states and over 220 employees. Inlanta Mortgage provides its partner branches with Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is delegated FHA/VA, FHA 203K and USDA approved.

Inlanta Mortgage was named a Top Workplace in 2012, has been listed on Mortgage Technology’s Top 25 Tech Savvy Lenders List in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and was identified as one of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s “Top 25 Largest Milwaukee-Area Mortgage Banking Companies.” Inlanta was been named a Top 100 Mortgage Banking Company  in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine.  A number of our loan officers have been named as Milwaukee Magazine’s “Top Mortgage Professionals” . Inlanta has also received the Platinum Million Dollar USDA Lender Award.

For more information on becoming a branch partner with Inlanta Mortgage contact Joe Ramis or Pete Salamone at 262-754-6468 or email them at partner@inlanta.com.

Inlanta Mortage NMLS# 1016

Inlanta Expands Sales & Support Staff

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Inlanta Mortgage is delighted to announce the addition of fourteen employees, including four sales and ten support staff in the past month. The company has hired 76 new employees in 2012.

Welcoming New Inlanta Mortgage Employees

The Newington, N.H. branch added new Branch Manager Carol Zink-Mailloux and Jennifer St. Cyr as an administrative loan assistant. At the Manchester, N.H. branch, Jonathan Wagner joined the team as a loan originator.

The Madison, Wis. branch also expanded with the addition of Loan Originator Steve Radlinger and Receptionist Samantha Warden.

Other hires include: Loan Originator Mike Ponce in Oak Brook, Ill., and Administrative Loan Assistant Danna Johnson in Minocqua, Wis..

The corporate office in the Brookfield also added a number of new employees to maintain the high level of support services provided to partners and employees. The underwriting department added new Underwriter Trisha Mulder, while the funding department hired two File Document Review Clerks, Ashley Bruggenwirth and Tammy Baladraf. Clark Jester also joined the team as a government insuring specialist.

Mortgage Industry is Key Player in Economic Recovery

“We are very happy Inlanta is expanding and creating new jobs in this difficult economy. I belive this demonstrates the key role and importance housing and mortgage lending play in the health of our overall economy,” President Nicholas DelTorto said. “The low interest rates and slowly recovering housing market make us a micro case study for job growth. Our new support staff allows our loan officers to help even more customers achieve their home financing goals.”

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS# 1016. Inlanta Mortgage is proud to be a recent recipient of a 2012 Top Workplace Award. Inlanta Mortgage continues to seek qualified mortgage professionals for our team. Review our current job openings here.

Learn more information about Inlanta Mortgage’s partnership benefits and support services. For more information on becoming a branch partner with Inlanta Mortgage contact Joe Ramis or Pete Salamone at 262-754-6468 or email them at partner@inlanta.com.

 

Inlanta’s Award Winning Technology Platform

Inlanta Mortgage provides loan officers with a professional website, state-of the-art loan origination software, help desk support, tracking systems, e-mail, customer relationship/database management tools, and access to a secure instant messaging system. Inlanta Mortgage was a proud recipient of Mortgage Technology Magazine’s Top 25 Tech Savvy Lenders Award in 2010, 2011 and most recently in 2012.

Originate More, Worry Less – but don’t take our word for it. Testimonials in the video above were provided by current Inlanta Mortgage branch managers:

  • Randy Cleveland – Branch Manager – Annandale, Minnesota
  • Yvette Clermont – Branch Manager – De Pere, Wisconsin
  • Dave Selleck – Branch Manager – Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Rebecca Bergquist – Branch Manager – Bloomington, Illinois
  • Mike Plating – Branch Manger – Oak Brook, Illinois
  • Joe Fowler – Branch Manager – Ocala, Florida
  • Jim Marcinkowski – Branch Manager – Fort Myers, Florida

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS# 1016. We are proud to be a recipient of a 2012 Top Workplace Award.

Learn more information about Inlanta Mortgage’s partnership benefits and support services. For more information on becoming a branch partner with Inlanta Mortgage contact Joe Ramis or Pete Salamone at 262-754-6468 or email them at partner@inlanta.com.

Inlanta Mortgage Earns Tech-Savvy Lender Award Again

Mortgage Technology Awards 2012

We are pleased to announce that we were named to Mortgage Technology’s 2012 Top Tech-Savvy Lenders List for the third year in a row.

The Top Tech-Savvy Lender List list applauds lenders that have “demonstrated a commitment to using technology and regularly implementing new innovations to produce marked business improvements.” Inlanta Mortgage’s award winning technology is just part of the comprehensive branch support platform enjoyed by our branch partners.

One of the technological features Inlanta prides itself on is a newly redesigned intranet that incorporates both corporate and department-level blogs. The Inlanta intranet, or Inlantranet, enables loan officers to quickly see changes in rates as well as up to date turn times for our processing, underwriting and funding departments.  Inlanta also recently upgraded its server capacity, increasing storage and space. Employees of Inlanta also have access to Google Apps suite, which allows them to better communicate and share information through email, documents and calendars.

“We are honored to be recognized by Mortgage Technology again this year,” VP of Technology and Marketing Christopher Knowlton said. “Inlanta is not only a tech savvy company but we are also technology budget savvy. We don’t over spend on unnecessary whistles and bells, and we work hard to get the most out of each piece of technology.”

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS# 1016. We are proud to be a recipient of a 2012 Top Workplace Award.

Learn more information about Inlanta Mortgage’s partnership benefits and support services. For more information on becoming a branch partner with Inlanta Mortgage contact Joe Ramis or Pete Salamone at 262-754-6468 or email them at partner@inlanta.com.