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TagQuest * Seattle, Wash.
James Cullens joined TagQuest in 2012 as
marketing director, leading the industry in direct
marketing trends. James is a key player in the
mortgage marketing world and is instrumental in the
success of TagQuest and their clients, while
keeping to the top performing marketing trends of
the time. He is passionate to help others grow their business and stay at
the head of the mortgage industry. He has more than 15 years of
experience in sales, marketing and finance. TagQuest is a full-service
marketing firm dedicated to mortgage companies reaching their goals.
James lives in Seattle with his wife, Sarah and daughter, Clara.
Senior Account Executive
CIC Credit Reports * Palm City, Fla.
Jason Dickinson has been an account executive at
CIC Credit for close to 12 years in the Florida,
Georgia and Carolina markets. Previously, he
worked at Equifax for five years. He is proud to be a
board member of the Florida Association of
Mortgage Professionals Broward Chapter. Also, he
is a member, and past board member of the Mortgage Bankers
Association of South Florida. Jason graduated from the University of
Florida, with a masters in international business and a bachelor's of
science degree in business, focusing on marketing. Jason loves
spending his free time with his wife and two young daughters.
Senior Vice President, Loan Origination
Citadel Servicing Corporation * Irvine, Calif.
William Fisher leads all loan origination (wholesale,
retail, correspondent) and marketing operations at
Citadel Servicing Corporation (CSC) with 13-plus
years in the mortgage finance industry. Armed with
a background in marketing and track record of
introducing new products to market with quantifiable success, William
possesses a comprehensive foundation of building sales teams with
winning cultures critical to success. Before joining CSC, he led business
development at Poptent, an online crowd-sourced video marketing
content start up. Prior to the deep dive back into marketing, William
developed his loan craft and team management skills at First Street
Financial, Equifirst and LendingTree Loans.
Chief Operating Officer
Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group
Ann Arbor, Mich.
AJ Franchi, chief operating officer for Gold Star
Mortgage Financial Group defines meteoric rise.
From intern to director of retail operations, then
CIO, and now COO at the age of 30, AJ has
oversight over all business efficiency, ensuring
Gold Star's continued sustainable growth. A pioneer in automating
workflows resulting in off-the-charts improvement in loan process,
secondary, marketing and communications, AJ is considered a thought
leader in innovation technology-now consulting nationally on behalf of
Kevin R. Dolan
AnnieMac Home Mortgage * Flanders, N.J.
Kevin R. Dolan is a 13-year veteran of the mortgage
industry and currently co-manages one of
AnnieMac's top branches in the country. Kevin's
leadership and high level of performance is backed
by experience with a mentality that you must be all
in to be at the top. Having been in many seats in his
career, Kevin is able to offer a well-rounded and knowledgeable
approach to his clients, referral partners and team. Kevin believes in
being consistent and providing an experience you can rely on.
Personally, Kevin enjoys spending time with family, cooking, fishing,
boating and traveling.
Senior Loan Officer
Starkey Mortgage * Charleston, S.C.
Matt Dorsey has a strong commitment to the
community he serves. With 13 years of lending
experience and an MBA from the Citadel, Matt has
helped thousands of clients realize the goal of
homeownership and is a top performer at Starkey
Mortgage. Additionally, he heads up an annual toy
drive benefiting Toys for Tots, was named 2015 Man of the Year for the
Charleston Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, volunteers with Cystic
Fibrosis Foundation and the South Carolina Aquarium Ocean Alliance
and partners with MARSOC Foundation. Matt and his family live, work
and serve in Charleston, S.C.
United Shore * Troy, Mich.
Andrea Frank's drive fueled her early journey into
the industry to now leading one of UWM's largest
operational teams. "Everything can be done faster,
better, more efficiently ... everything in the world,"
Andrea said. Under Andrea's leadership this year,
her teams have increased output by more than 25
percent, due to enhanced tools, resources, and training, ultimately
benefiting mortgage brokers immensely by cutting turn times by hours
and increasing service levels to all-time highs. "In this industry, the one
thing that's constant is change," said Andrea. "I view change as growth,
a necessity to always getting better, learning and being the industry
Senior Mortgage Banking Consultant
Wintrust Mortgage * Eagan, Minn.
Vanessa Frisch has been a mortgage professional
for 10-plus years, and is a top-15 female mortgage
originator for units at Wintrust Mortgage, one of the
largest mortgage firms in the United States. She is a
senior mortgage banking consultant for Wintrust
Mortgage, owned by Wintrust Financial,
headquartered in Rosemont, Ill. Vanessa is also a member of Cindy
Ertman's Mortgage Mastermind, an exclusive team of next generation
mortgage professionals, and one of the top mortgage originators in the
United States who is 30 years of age and under.