2022 Woman of Influence: Selene Kellam


Selene Kellam has worked at every level of Thrive Mortgage and has worked her way up to COO. Kellam fostered a culture where opportunity abounds for those willing to commit to being a part of something greater than themselves.

She began as a loan officer assistant for Thrive’s founders, Roy and Barbara Jones, in the mid-2000s. Kellam quickly proved that “Hungry, humble and smart” would be the cornerstone description of her future career. One of Kellam’s key attributes is her ability to draw the best out of those she works with at any level of the organization. Using her propensity for analyzing and establishing high-quality and efficient processes, Kellam gravitated toward the operations side of the mortgage industry. She became the key architect of a revolutionary loan manufacturing workflow that was foundational to the company’s amazing growth and success. The results of her and her team’s efforts have culminated in Thrive’s reputation for consistent, industry-leading turn times. 


Selene Kellam


Chief Operations Officer

Company Name:

Thrive Mortgage

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