2023 HW Vanguard: Mewael Ghebremichael

Mewael Ghebremichael

Mewael Ghebremichael brings a unique understanding of all facets of the business, having climbed the ranks from a loan originator to CEO. He has an unwavering belief in the power of homeownership — rooted in the moment his immigrant parents received the keys to their first home. Employing over 400 people with an extended reach of 60+ branches located across 48 states, Ghebremichael has worked to grow NRL Mortgage beyond its humble, local beginnings into a truly national mortgage company. Despite the many ups and downs of the industry, he continues to put people first with a firm foundation in repeatable processes and innovative technology to bring reliability home. When many other mortgage companies were closing their doors, Ghebremichael doubled down on the housing industry and the bright future on the other side of the current storm.

Ghebremichael’s commitment to navigating the business through the significant economic challenges over the past 18 months has been instrumental to the future of the organization. While many IMBs struggled financially in 2022 and 2023, NRL has been able to maintain profitability in 2022 and 2023. Tough decisions have been made to reduce expenses while providing a high-quality customer experience. Efficiency, transparency and relationships are central to how Ghebremichael and his team run the business. In fact, NRL Mortgage consistently achieves some of the fastest turn times in the industry.

What’s the secret to your success?

It’s a combination of 20 years of experience in the industry, leadership abilities, customer and employee focus, adaptability and ethical conduct. By leveraging these qualities and skills, I have been able to lead the organization toward sustainable growth and success in the dynamic mortgage market.


Mewael Ghebremichael



Company Name:

NRL Mortgage

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