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 1


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!”




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.”




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.”




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!

Inlanta Mortgage Scenario Engine

Inlanta Mortgage’s scenario engine helps loan officers get answers to tough questions. The scenario engine allows loan officers to ask specific questions about loan programs and underwriting requirements that enable them to offer better customer service to realtor partners and clients. Don’t take our word for it though. Listen to Oak Brook, Illinois branch managers Mark Schulenburg and Michael Plating discuss the value of the Inlanta Mortgage scenario engine.

Want to hear more about what our branch managers have to say about Inlanta’s support services? Click here to watch videos on our marketing support services, our experienced underwriting team and much more! Or read more about our unique support service platform here.

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 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.