Mortgage

2019 Rising Star: ​​​​​​​Will Pendleton

Senior Managing Director, Non-Agency Segment Manager, Home Point Financial

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Will Pendleton has 16 years of diverse mortgage industry experience across all production channels.

Pendleton started the retail division for CBC National Bank back in 2010, where he originated, hired and trained a team of loan officers, and became the No. 3 ranked national lender on the Zillow Mortgage Marketplace. Pendleton joined Caliber Home Loans in 2011 as a wholesale regional, covering the Southeast. He helped build a high-performing team of account executives that eventually funded $50 million a month. From that role, he transitioned to vice president of TPO Strategy where he built out the non-delegated delivery channels for mid-sized correspondent lenders, helping to establish the foundation of the platform that led to Caliber’s wholesale and correspondent growth. Pendleton joined Home Point Financial in September 2018, where he led efforts to launch Home Point Edge, the company’s non-agency lending platform in February 2019.

F1WHAT IS ONE THING YOU HAD TO OVERCOME TO SUCCEED IN THIS INDUSTRY?
“I’ve learned to embrace change. Change management doesn’t come natural to most of us and it is an area where I’ve grown a lot over the years. Our industry is nuanced and ever evolving. Change is a constant in my life, and I most enjoy driving and participating in transformational initiatives designed to improve the customer experience.”

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