2022 HW Vanguard: Jim Smith


A Certified Mortgage Banker with over 30 years of experience, Jim Smith channels his customer-first ethos and passion for innovation into shaping technology-powered solutions that drive the industry forward. Since he began leading Maxwell Diligence, a solution offering high-quality QC and due diligence for local lenders, Smith has grown its client base,improved its margins by 30% and dramatically increased employee engagement and utilization. Smith’s unwavering focus on high-quality QC and due diligence outcomes is reflected in the way he’s built the processes and teams that make up Maxwell Diligence. Today the solution employs 76 employees who leverage Maxwell’s technology-enabled platform to produce trusted results. 

Beyond his achievements at Maxwell, Smith is an active member of the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee (LARAC) for the Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association, where he is committed to helping lenders better facilitate homeownership in their communities.

What is one habit that has made a crucial-difference in your success?

Embracing challenges and obstacles. An eye on the end goal and a commitment to persevering through adversity make the end accomplishment that much more rewarding.


Jim Smith


Senior Vice President, Maxwell Diligence

Company Name:

Maxwell Financial Labs

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