The 2018 Rising Stars represent the best young leaders in the mortgage industry – in lending, servicing, investing and real estate.

Many of our 46 winners are leading companies as C-level executives, making strategic decisions for their organizations or developing new and inventive ways to get things done. Others are contributing through product development, data management or finding new ways to engage with consumers. Across the board, their efforts and accomplishments are influencing the present and future course of our industry.

Find out more about each winner by clicking on their names below:

Paul Akinmade, CMG Financial 

Kamran Bakhtiari, loanDepot

Zvi Band, Contactually

Sonja Beaubien, Fannie Mae

Brian Brown, Ellie Mae

Richard Calle, loanDepot

Anthony Casa, Association of Independent Mortgage Experts

Ted Coleman, PromonTech

Nicholas Corpuz, Subsequent QC

Joel Davis, Freedom Mortgage Corporation 

Sarah DeCiantis, United Wholesale Mortgage

Gregory Drakos, Carrington Mortgage Holdings

Joshua Erskine, One Trust Home Loans

Rachael Faulkner, U.S. Bank

Dan Fichtler, Mortgage Bankers Association 

Sean Fritts, McLean Mortgage Corporation

Kristie Fulte, LenderLive

Rick Hall, LoanLogics

James Harp, Altisource Portfolio Solutions

Scott Horn, Informative Research

Charlie Johnson, Solidifi

Sophie Kim, Wedgewood Inc. / CIVIC Financial Services 

Pat Kinsel, Notarize

Travis Kniffen, Roostify

Broch Lassig, Citywide Home Loans

Thomas Lile, National MI

Mike Mirshahzadeh, The Money Source

Steven Natale, Walker & Dunlop

Chrissa Pagitsas, Fannie Mae

Nia Patel, PeerStreet 

Jason Price, ReverseVision

Grace Qi, Blend

Perry Rahbar, dv01

Vikas Rao, Ellie Mae

David Roy, Altisource Portfolio Soluitons

Calier Russell, ServiceLink

Aaron Schiff, Matic

Viral Shah, Better Mortgage

Jenney Shen, Fannie Mae

Zach South, Best Rate Referrals 

Rocky Stubbs, Flagstar

Joe Thompson, PrimeLending

Elaine Till, National MI

Allan Voltz, Arch MI

Joe Wilson, SimpleNexus

Vince Wilson, IDS

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