2020 HW Rising Star: Evan Wade

Epoch Lending President and CEO

Evan Wade
Epoch Lending President and CEO, Age: 31

Evan Wade’s 12 years of banking and mortgage industry experience paired with his extensive technological background is leading him to make waves in the industry. Wade became a mortgage broker in 2018 when he cofounded Philadelphia Mortgage Brokers, where he remains a partner. Wade is also the founder of Epoch Lending. In 2019, both of Wade’s companies funded a combined $140 million in volume, with Epoch Lending closing $93 million in its first year. Wade became an assistant store manager for TD Bank at the age of 22, worked as a loan officer at retail lenders such as Movement Mortgage, cofounded Philadelphia Mortgage Brokers and launched Epoch Lending in December 2018 to further expand efforts to help loan officers nationwide become independent. Since its launch, Epoch Lending has become licensed in 11 states, with several more pending. As a technologist, Wade has helped numerous technology companies improve user experience, introduce new features, and bridge the gap between loan officers and technology platforms in the mortgage industry.

What is one habit that has helped you succeed?
“I am a relentless researcher. I’m constantly reading about how this business works and how to improve. I also love testing new technologies to streamline the mortgage process.”

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