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.

Now Hiring: Account Executive – Bank/CU TPO Wholesale

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ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE – BANK/CU TPO WHOLESALE

 

Inlanta Mortgage, an award-winning Top Wisconsin Mortgage Banker and Top Workplace, has an opening for an Account Executive for our emerging third-party origination line of business.  Primary job responsibilities would include securing, developing, and maintaining relationships with banks and credit union partners to support their mortgage origination activities; and training and supporting third-party bank/credit union originators to present a seamless mortgage experience for the consumer.  Ideal candidates would have a strong sales and management background with an eye for process management.  Candidates must be able to work independently and have excellent communication skills. Previous wholesale account executive experiences a plus. Please send your resume and salary requirements to:

 

Jan Priem

Director of Human Resources

Inlanta Mortgage

611 N. Barker Rd.

Brookfield, WI  53045

janpriem@inlanta.com

 

ABOUT INLANTA MORTGAGE

Headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., Inlanta Mortgage was established in 1993. The company has grown to 36 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 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’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.

Originate More. Worry Less.

Inlanta Mortgage provides its partner branches with outstanding support services including marketing, compliance, processing, human resources, training, technology, accounting, legal, as well as in-house funding and underwriting.

 

 

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. Inlanta Mortgage is proud to be a recent recipient of a 2012 Top Workplace Award.