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.

Inlanta fights cancer at the Lombardi Walk

Inlanta employees at Lombardi Walk/Run

Inlanta fights cancer at the Lombardi Walk

On Saturday, July 23rd, a group of Inlanta employees participated in the Lombardi Walk/Run to Tackle Cancer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This annual fundraiser aids in cancer research and allows the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation and Aurora Cancer Care to provide better treatments to those in need.

Sporting their Team Inlanta shirts, our team of 24 – consisting of Inlanta employees and their families and friends – endured the sweltering heat to participate in the event as a show of support for Joe Ramis, Inlanta’s senior vice president of loan production, who is currently going through cancer treatments. Our team reported having a great day with their colleagues supporting an incredible cause. Liz Labodda from Accounting, who is an avid runner, even took home the first place medal for runners in her age group!

Over the past few years, Inlanta has seen many of those we care about affected by this terrible disease, both employees and their loved ones. As a company, we have made it our philanthropic mission to help find a cure for cancer and show support for our Inlanta family members. We accomplish this by participating in events like the Lombardi Walk/Run to Tackle Cancer and hosting our own internal fundraisers to raise money for cancer research.

Team Inlanta had a goal of raising $3,000 to help tackle cancer. With a company match, our employees were able to raise $8,080 for the Lombardi Walk/Run to Tackle Cancer, pushing Inlanta to the #5 fundraising team for the event. We are grateful to work with so many kindhearted and giving individuals, and we hope that our contributions will bring cancer researchers one step closer to finding a cure.

Learn more about the Lombardi Walk/Run to Tackle Cancer here.

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.

In 2016, Inlanta Mortgage was recently named a Top Workplace for a third consecutive year. Inlanta 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. Inlanta has also received the Platinum Million Dollar USDA Lender Award.

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.

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

Inlanta named Top Workplace for third consecutive year

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TOP WORKPLACE AWARD 2016

We are pleased to announce that Inlanta Mortgage has again been named a Top Workplace by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 2016 marks the third consecutive year Inlanta has won the Top Workplace award.

TOP WORKPLACE AWARD CRITERIA

Top Workplace honors are awarded to companies whose employees have rated their companies highly in categories such as leadership, direction, ethics, culture, training and benefits. Top Workplace award winners do not know whether their employees have rated them favorably until a third-party, Workplace Dynamics, collects and reviews all results.  This is the third year that Inlanta Mortgage has received the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s prestigious Top Workplace award.

In addition to being named a Top Workplace by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Inlanta has been consistently 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.

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’s 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.

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.

For more information on Inlanta branch partnerships, contact Inlanta Mortgage’s Branch Development Team at 262-439-4260 or email partners@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.

DelTorto Named President of Inlanta Mortgage

Inlanta Mortgage is pleased to announce Nicholas J. DelTorto has been named president of the company. The former President, John Knowlton, announced the promotion at Inlanta’s annual sales conference in August at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. Knowlton will continue as chief executive officer.

Previously, DelTorto was the president of American Foundations MortgageBanc when it merged with Inlanta in August 2010. Prior to Inlanta, DelTorto was the president, CEO and founder of Amerihome Mortgage Company, a mortgage banking enterprise providing funding for residential and commercial loans from 1997 until the company was sold in 2008. DelTorto began his career at Fleet Mortgage Corporation which covered 14 years in New England, California and the Midwest. His career spans over 30 years in the mortgage banking industry.

“Nick has been an instrumental part of our growth and the Inlanta senior management team”, CEO John Knowlton said. “His knowledge, experience and leadership in the industry make him a great asset to the Inlanta team and I know he will continue to do great things as President.

Mr. DelTorto is also the president-elect of the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association, a state association of banks and mortgage lenders engaged in residential real estate sales, servicing and administration.

“I am fortunate and proud to be part of the Inlanta team. The mortgage and banking industry has faced tremendous changes and consolidation. This has not necessarily been in the best interest of consumers and many quality mortgage professionals,” DelTorto said. “Our focus on serving our customers, real estate agents and our employees has attracted many mortgage professionals that have been displaced by big banks and independent mortgage companies with the challenges over the past several years. We believe our platform is one of the best in the business.”

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.