The mortgage industry is increasingly complex and competitive. Lenders One® provides the support that helps you grow today and takes your business to the next level tomorrow.


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.

Find your edge

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.

Our network

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.

Leadership Team

Michael Kuentz - Chief Executive Officer

Michael leads the co-op as Chief Executive Officer 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 President at Lenders One.

Lauren Ketchum - Director, Member Experience

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.

Sarah Nonnenkamp - Director, Sales & Finance Operations

Sarah manages the team responsible for all Lenders One reporting and back office functions. Sarah directs all sales and operations analysis efforts to improve business outcomes and provides support to our members and preferred providers. She brings over 10 years of experience in her field to Lenders One and most recently served as Programs & Initiatives Leader at Equifax.

Steve Schulz - Director, Product Strategy

Steve is responsible for the feature definition and roadmap of our existing and future product suite critical to member needs, including L1 eClosing, L1 M&A Connector and L1 Talent. Steve has 20 years of mortgage and financial services experience at organizations which include First American and Equifax.