2020 HW Rising Star: Stew Sweet

LendUS Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy

Stew Sweet
LendUS Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Age: 31

Stew Sweet started in the mortgage business at the age of 22 after graduating college with a major in political science. Sweet started as an originator and quickly moved to managing one of the most profitable branches in the LendUS footprint. Sweet is a key member of the executive management team and works directly with the chief executive to drive corporate initiatives. He has been recognized for his strong leadership skills and ability to stay current with industry trends and has been named in the top 1% of all load advisors in the U.S. by volume in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Sweet is passionate about creating efficiencies while leveraging technology and automation to improve the customer and originator experience. During his time at LendUS, he has created and rolled out a new loan program that has already attracted more than 13 new real estate offices partnerships, with more than 1,600 realtors who want to partner with the LendUS sales force to offer this cutting edge product to their clients. 

What is one habit that has helped you succeed? 
“I started in the mortgage industry straight out of college, knowing nothing about finance. I learned that life isn’t about what you know—it’s how hard you’re willing to work. Fortunately, I had mentors that showed me the ropes, and taught me that there’s no substitute for hard work.” 

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