2021 HW Rising Star: Megan Bellingham

Megan Bellingham

As one of Better.com’s first employees, Megan Bellingham built the company’s 3,000 person operations team from the ground up, joining in a customer-facing capacity and rising up into a leadership role with a team that scaled rapidly under her. Despite having a background in mortgage, she constantly pushes Better’s operations team to transcend the industry’s limitations by interweaving technology and process improvement. Bellingham is the brains behind Better’s fulfillment operation. Her skills laid the early foundations for the vast majority of the internal processes that allow Better to close significantly faster than the average lender. Under Bellingham’s leadership, the mortgage operations team grew 340% in the last year. And amid the significant demand, Better. com’s business has grown 5x and is currently funding $4 billion a month in loans and helping thousands of customers, thanks in part to Bellingham’s leadership.

What is one thing you would tell a younger version of yourself?
“I would tell myself to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. Being outside your comfort zone allows you to grow and to be open to a broader set of opportunities that have the potential to drive meaningful impact within an organization.”


Megan Bellingham




Head of Mortgage Operations

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