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 16 leaders in lending accelerates our success, tapping a vast network of the top minds in mortgage to shape Lenders One and the broader industry.
Brian leads Lenders One as President and is focused on defining and executing the overall strategic direction of the cooperative. Brian delivers unique value to members through new benefits, innovative solutions and opportunities to connect. With over 20 years of mortgage experience, Brian has held many C-level leadership positions at some of the largest independent mortgage banks in the industry, including Chief Operating Officer of New Penn Financial (now known as NewRez), Chief Executive Officer of Caliber Funding LLC (now Caliber Home Loans, Inc.) and Chief Operating Officer of Freedom Mortgage. Brian has been a long time member of both the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Lender Advisory Boards, and has been voted one of the top one hundred mortgage banking executives in the industry.
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.
Justin leads the overall sales efforts of the co-op, focused on delivering unique value to members through new benefits, innovative solutions and opportunities to connect. Justin brings years of experience in mortgage, consulting and business development to this role and most recently served as COO of MLB Residential Lending, LLC, a member of Lenders One. Prior to that, he was President of The Hills Mortgage and Finance Company, LLC. Justin is a licensed Mortgage Loan Originator and holds a bachelor of science from Skidmore College.
Jeff is the Head of Capital Markets for Lenders One. Prior to joining in 2018, he served as Vice President of Capital Markets at Capital One with responsibilities that included settlement of Rep and Warranty litigation, all facets of running the daily capital markets function as well as ultimately leading the mortgage divestiture. Jeff began his career in mortgage in 1990 with several firms including Fannie Mae where he worked in deal structuring and advanced analytics. He holds a bachelor of science from the University of Pittsburgh.