Back to Basics – Our Foundation for Success

No gimmicks- we’re taking it back to basics on what makes Inlanta a great company to work for by sharing our story, our values, and how we use our mission as a guidepost to be successful in what we do every day.

Who We Are

Based in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Inlanta Mortgage is a thriving mortgage banker in business since 1993. In fact, 2018 will mark our 25th Anniversary as mortgage loan experts.

Currently, Inlanta Mortgage is licensed in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, and Wisconsin. Inlanta Mortgage executes a controlled growth strategy by seeking mortgage loan professionals with proven track records of sustainable success and high ethical standards. As we continue to grow, Inlanta Mortgage remains committed to extraordinary customer care and building long-lasting relationships.

Our Mission

Long ago, we realized that one thing all great companies have in common is that they live and breathe their mission statement. We are pleased to present Inlanta’s mission statement – a heartfelt expression of who we are, who we aim to be, why we do what we do, and how we hope to be known.

“Our mission is to be the home financing partner that you trust to serve your family, friends, and community. Through our family of dedicated mortgage professionals, our commitment is to deliver an exceptional experience. Our unwavering dedication to integrity, honesty, and ethics is the foundation of all of our relationships.”

Home Financing Partner

We seek lifelong relationships with our customers, referral partners, and community members. We strive to provide the level of service our borrowers expect and deserve – over and over again. We want our customers to become raving fans who will refer us to their family and friends. Referrals allow us to harness the power of social proof as there is no greater compliment than being referred to a family member or friend.

Family, Friends & Community

We understand that we all exist as part of something larger. The Inlanta culture is unique in the way our employees possess a mutual respect and genuine care for each other. We work together to help people achieve their dreams of home ownership in a professional and efficient manner. We are dedicated to being a positive influence and aim to contribute to the greater good as friends, family, and members of the communities we serve. We understand that we have the ability to impact everyone we touch and improve the lives of all those we serve, work with, as well as the communities we live in.

Our Mortgage Professionals

We are committed to achieving and performing at our personal best. Our business is demanding in technical expertise, understanding people’s needs, and communicating effectively during periods of stress. This requires an enduring commitment to personal and professional improvement and knowledge growth. This commitment is necessary to be recognized as the best in the business and to help our family and friends quickly and efficiently navigate the home buying or refinancing process.

Emerging Leaders and How to Find Them

Article originally featured in National Mortgage Professional Magazine

Inlanta Mortgage’s Senior Vice President of Business Development, Chad Gomoll, was recently featured in a National Mortgage Professional Magazine article discussing the importance of leadership, the qualities of true leaders, and, the benefits of having a team of leaders within your organization.

Who qualifies as a leader within your company? Chad notes that,

“Leaders come from a variety of backgrounds and can lead at any age or stage in their career. Whether they are a young Millennial only a couple of years into their career or an industry veteran who has 30+ years under their belt, each person has their own unique perspective, knowledge, and experiences to bring to the table. As long as they have the technical aptitude—an understanding of all areas of the business and their craft—to help the team navigate difficult situations and leverage positive ones, leaders can hold any position in the company, not just positions of authority. Having leaders at every level is actually beneficial, as these people are usually the ones inspiring the rest of their team members to step up their game to achieve the common goals of the organization.”

When discussing the true innate qualities of a leader, Chad summarizes that leaders are the self-starters, the do-ers, and the decision makers. They often put others first and direct their efforts toward the good of the company and their peers.

“Leaders tend to have an innate desire to lead. They are self-starters who volunteer to spearhead the next group project, take on a new task or responsibility that doesn’t fall inside their usual scope of duties, and want to be more involved in the organization. They take initiative to get the job done and encourage others to follow their example. They also are quick-thinkers who recognize when decisions need to be made quickly and are unafraid of making executive decisions. But most importantly, they have the ability to help their team navigate through any situation that may arise.

 

Leaders are altruistic and have a servant’s heart. They put the needs of their colleagues first. They recognize that it’s not just about them, but the team and organization as a whole. They motivate others, enable them to do their jobs, and put in just as much effort as (if not more than) the rest of the team. When you show others that you are invested in their success and are willing to get your hands dirty right along with them, others will start to follow your example.”

To read more Chad’s full article from National Mortgage Professional Magazine, click here.

At Inlanta Mortgage, Inc., we are always searching for leaders to join our growing team. Reach out to Chad Gomoll today at 262-439-4260 to discuss the leadership mentality at Inlanta or email us if you’d like to learn more about branch manager and loan officer opportunities.

What Makes Inlanta Great? Ask Our CEO & COO!

This past year has been one of growth and great opportunity for our company, Inlanta Mortgage, and as we continue to expand our team of rock star professionals, we asked ourselves the question- what makes Inlanta great? We wondered, what makes us different from other companies, what do we have to offer, and what is our “wow” factor?

Rather than pondering the question ourselves, we decided to ask our very own President & CEO, Nick DelTorto, and our COO, Paul Buege, their thoughts on the matter. We were more than excited to receive a response of the top 5 things from each of them below!

Nick DelTorto, President & CEO, Inlanta Mortgage:

  1. “Goldie Locks” We are the right size! Too big, and you feel that you are not important and get lost in the shuffle. Too small, and you find it difficult to get the platform support, tools, loan programs, and pricing execution you need to accommodate volume.
  2. You have a voice – We are a production/customer-centric company. During company transitions, such as our move to a new LOS system and regular process improvements, we listen to our employees and act on sound, responsible improvements to better our processes, procedures, and products. Our Advisory Board represents our branches and directly influences decisions about the company’s direction and strategy. They are a group that is elected by their peers, not senior management.
  3. We communicate… a lot! – The good, the bad, or the ugly, we communicate and are always transparent with everyone. Our culture is open, family-oriented, and challenging, and our code of ethics are the guidelines for us all to follow. We challenge each other and hold each other accountable so that we can achieve our personal best! Our huddle keeps everyone informed and creates alignment in our mutual goals and achievements. The pipeline newsletter communicates all company news. There is also a monthly manager call, processing call, and department head meetings along with our COO daily 15-minute morning meeting to discuss the day’s and week’s objectives and tactics.
  4. Our leadership team – We are a team of seasoned mortgage veterans that have worked together for many years and some, for careers. There is a continuity, collaboration, and mutual respect for all of the different skills we each bring. No politics, posturing, and bureaucracy. Just a mutual respect and deep commitment to Inlanta and the success of this company. And, we enjoy each other’s company!
  5. Mortgage banking for grown-ups! – Mortgage professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit thrive in our system! You have the ability to run your business (no one looking over your shoulder) and share in the value you create, all with the support of a strong platform and culture where everyone supports each other’s efforts across all departments. It’s the Midwest culture of great people that believe in hard work, honesty, and integrity and people feel it when they are here. Lots of companies talk about culture, but few really have it. The only way for people to actually feel it is to come for a visit, call and talk to other professionals in the company, or ask about us to others in the industry – let’s start a conversation!

Paul Buege, Chief Operating Officer, Inlanta Mortgage:

  1. The power of momentum 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, and we are getting noticed by top industry professionals!
  2. Our offering – service, consistency & reliability – One unified corporate goal is supported by every employee each and every day: create a great consumer experience that is always completed ahead of schedule and always on time.
  3. Who says work can’t be fun?We look for ways to make our work environment relaxed, positive, and productive. Our employees look forward to coming to work each day to support each other.
  4. Balanced leadership, dedication to both consumers and employees– Leadership at Inlanta is focused on treating customers and employees well. It’s simply the right thing to do!
  5. Entrepreneurial spirit – We give employees a voice regardless of position, seniority, or rank. Employees at Inlanta are allowed and encouraged to feel like the owner and are motivated to think anything can be possible. Decisions get simplified and are made quicker, driving better results.

Special thanks to Nick & Paul for the great answers! If Inlanta sounds like the place for you, contact us today to learn more about our winning team.

Pura Vida! Inlanta Mortgage Celebrates Successful 2016 with Rewards Trip

Last month, our Inlanta Mortgage rewardees jetted off to beautiful Costa Rica to celebrate what was truly a successful year not only for our team members but for our company as a whole as well.

Most of the group arrived on Sunday, March 5th, though some of them came in a day early to have extra time to relax and explore Costa Rica. Sunday evening was spent unpacking and unwinding after the long day of travel. First thing Monday morning, employees were invited to a breakfast meeting where the senior leadership team led a discussion on any pressing issues that needed to be addressed and solicited topics that should be on the agenda for Fall’s annual sales conference.

On Tuesday, March 7th, Inlanta hosted an awards event to give special recognition to the deserving recipients. Despite the occasional gust of wind, they had a beautiful dinner and awards ceremony in the resort’s outdoor Spa Garden. Inlanta President & CEO Nick DelTorto emceed the evening, starting out with a touching tribute to Joe Ramis, an invaluable member of the Inlanta family who passed away from Cancer in 2016. The tribute set the scene for the introduction of the Joe Ramis Rising Star Award, an award that will be given out every year to someone who embodies the qualities that Joe demonstrated every day—integrity, respect, strong work ethic and character, and the dedication to helping others succeed. The inaugural Rising Star Award recipient was Rob Stettler, Branch Manager of Inlanta’s Sarasota, FL office. Rob, a close friend of Joe’s, has grown exponentially since he started working with Inlanta, has become an advocate for the company, and personally helped Joe throughout his battle with cancer. We could not think of a more deserving recipient for this first award!

As we moved onto the rest of the awards, Nick introduced each award recipient with a funny quip or anecdote. Awards and recognition included the Corporate Citizenship and Leadership Excellence Award, Reward Trip Recipients, and Top Producers.

Inlanta 2016 MVP’s included Cindy Laffey, Mortgage Planner and Branch Partner of Overland Park, KS; Jim Snyder, Branch Manager of Pewaukee, WI; Rob Stettler,; Josh Badciong, Marketing & IT Systems Specialist of Pewaukee, WI; and Carla Blazek, Underwriting Manager of Pewaukee, WI.

The rest of the trip, guests had time to explore nearby towns and go on excursions such as harvesting coffee beans and packaging their own coffee, visiting waterfalls, riding ATV’s, and zip lining. A group even went fishing and brought back enough fish to feed 20 people, which the resort graciously prepared for them!

Our Reward Trip Recipients are selected based on all scorecard criteria, including but not limited to Volume, Units, Loan Quality, Purchase Volume, Pull Through, Market Penetration, and Good Company citizenship.

Where will we go next and will YOU be joining us? Contact us today to learn more about our rewards program and how you can become a top producer at Inlanta Mortgage.

Welcome Aboard New Inlanta Employees

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WELCOME ABOARD NEW INLANTA EMPLOYEES!

Our company’s continued growth, coupled with the increased activity of the spring/summer home buying season, has paved the way for Inlanta to welcome 50+ new team members since January 2016. New hires include loan officers, processors and various administrative positions at our corporate office in Brookfield as well as several branch offices.

Our Director of Human Resources Jan Priem said, “We have been very fortunate this year to be able to recruit and hire many outstanding new employees to help us keep up with the volume and growth of our company. They range from interns to seasoned support staff to quality loan originators. We welcome them to the Inlanta family and look forward to helping them achieve their full potential within our organization.”

NEW CORPORATE STAFF MEMBERS

At the corporate administrative office in Brookfield, Wisconsin, several departments have expanded to include Compliance Manager, Cheri Musbach; Quality Control Analyst, Renee Peters; Underwriter, Cynthia Dietz, Gail Doyle, Christine Ivy, Khurram Raza & Heather Wolff; Marketing Specialist, Megan Wehking; Closing Coordinator, Nishia Cotto &Carrie Ksobiech; Document Review Specialist, Jaime Tyree; Post Closing Specialist, Gwendolyn McKay & Frances Nutting; Disclosure Desk Analyst, Janis Bertagnolli & Sandra Lemke; Secondary Accounting Assistant, Kristine Brown; Processor, Courtney Cunningham, Samantha Gates &  Akilah Grace; Processing Manager, Lindsay Gardner; Summer Intern, Maggie Schultz & Erik Thorson

NEW BRANCH EMPLOYEES

In addition to the new team members at corporate, several branches have expanded as well.

Florida – Sarasota, Loan Officer Assistant, Hudson Presume

Illinois – Oak Brook, Loan Officer Assistant, Amy Couper & Pedro Guijarro; Processor, Nia Crawford; Carpentersville, Loan Officer Assistant, Juan Hinojosa & Rubby Lewis

Minnesota –Burnsville (New Branch), Branch Manager, Patrick Levoir & Thomas Montouri; Loan Officer, Patricia Hamm & Michael Burnett; Loan Office Assistant, Teresa Doppmann

Missouri – Kearney, Loan Officer Assistant, Hannah Thompson; Processor, Julia Bearden; Liberty (New Branch), Loan Officer, Matt Slenker

Wisconsin – Brookfield North, Loan Officer Assistant, Alysha McClure; Green Bay, Processor, Jessica Biwer; Greenfield, Loan Officer Assistant, Debra Verhyen; Processor, Danica Cochrane; Loan Officer, Amanda Lipski & Rebecca Vos; Janesville, Marketing Assistant, Brady March; Hales Corners, Receptionist, Amanda Dales; Madison – Junction Rd., Processor, Tara Feick; Madison – Marketplace Dr., Loan Officer Assistant, Tyler Lentz; Marshfield, Processor, Cheyanna Brandner & Julia Smith; Minocqua, Loan Officer, Herbert Lessmiller; Loan Officer Assistant, Mary Ann Wegner; Pewaukee, Intern, Kailey Snyder.

Click here for more information on job opportunities at Inlanta Mortgage.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to be the home financing partner that you trust to serve your family, friends, and community. Through our family of dedicated mortgage professionals, our commitment is to deliver an exceptional experience. Our unwavering dedication to integrity, honesty, and ethics is the foundation of all of our relationships.

ABOUT INLANTA MORTGAGE

Headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., Inlanta Mortgage was established in 1993. The company has grown to 35 branches in 16 states and over 240 employees. Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is an agency approved lender for Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, FHA/VA, FHA 203K and USDA. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs.

Inlanta Mortgage was recently named a Top Workplace for a third time in 2016. Inlanta has also received the Platinum Million Dollar USDA Lender Award and has been recognized as a Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional and a Top 100 Mortgage Banking Company and 100 Best Mortgage Companies to Work For by Mortgage Executive Magazine.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Inlanta Mortgage continues to expand its branch network and encourages ethical lending professionals to learn more about our support platform and discover how an Inlanta branch partnership with Inlanta Mortgage is essential to long-term success.

Locate an Inlanta Mortgage loan officer at www.inlanta.com/locations. For current employment opportunities, visit www.inlanta.com/join-our-team/employment-opportunities. Learn more about Inlanta Mortgage branch partnership opportunities at www.inlantapartners.com, call 262-439-4260, or email partners@inlanta.com.

Inlanta Mortgage, Inc. NMLS #1016.

Matt Slenker NMLS#1382872, Herbert Lessmiller NMLS#553731, Patricia Hamm NMLS#494976, Patrick LeVoir NMLS#566995, Michael Burnett NMLS#640582, Thomas Montouri NMLS#494974 , Amanda Lipski NMLS#288448, Rebecca Vos, NMLS#: 281430

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.