The Lenders One cooperative was established in 2000 as a national alliance of independent mortgage bankers. Today, we’re one of the largest mortgage co-ops in the country with a diverse mix of 230+ member companies. These businesses cover the entire lending spectrum — from banks, credit unions, independent mortgage banks and real estate/builder-affiliated firms — and they originate between $50 million to $12 billion per year.
Mortgage lenders join Lenders One to collectively tackle industry and business challenges. Our team of mortgage veterans helps our members access new opportunities through a unique combination of offerings.
Members are at the core of the cooperative. Our advisory council of 17 leaders in lending accelerates our success, tapping a vast network of the top minds in mortgage to shape Lenders One and the broader industry.
As Chief Executive Officer, Bryan provides strategic direction to the cooperative and is focused on the day-to-day activities and future initiatives of Lenders One. Bryan has 20 years of executive experience in the mortgage and financial services industries. Prior to CastleLine® Bryan was Partner and Portfolio Manager at Caxton Associates, LP, a $13 billion global macro hedge fund based in New York, NY, and was also Portfolio Manager at SAC Capital, LLC, a $14 billion hedge fund based in Stamford, CT. Additionally, he served as Vice President at Merrill Lynch focusing on private equity transactions and capital market activities. He holds a J.D. from the New York University School of Law, an M.B.A. from the New York University Stern School of Business and a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Michael leads the co-op as President focused on day-to-day operations and defining and executing the overall strategic direction of Lenders One. Michael continues to deliver unique value to members through new benefits and growth, innovative solutions and opportunities to connect. Michael has over 19 years of sales and management experience in the industry, starting his career in mortgage servicing and origination. Michael was a partner at Rapid Reporting, a verification company that was acquired by Equifax, where he held multiple SVP roles. Most recently, he served as Vice President, National Sales at Lenders One.
Matt leads the National Programs Platform, managing the strategy behind selecting Lenders One’s preferred vendor providers and delivery of solutions to the membership. Matt spent more than a decade at Equifax in a variety of roles, including legal, new product innovation, growth strategy and sales leadership. He most recently served as Vice President of Sales for Verification Services at Equifax.
Bobby spearheads the Lenders One secondary market initiatives, delivering value to both members and preferred investors. Bobby has more than a decade of experience in the financial industry and joined Lenders One from Citigroup where he was Senior Vice President of Consumer Pricing Execution responsible for setting mortgage rates for Citigroup’s Consumer Businesses channels.
Lauren oversees member programs for the co-op and is focused on delivering compelling and valuable solutions to the membership. She has more than a decade of experience in professional services with a focus on understanding and improving customer experiences. Lauren most recently led the marketing strategy for Altisource’s mortgage originations businesses, including Lenders One. Prior to that, she was Principal Consultant at High Start Group where she advised a variety of financial institutions.