The 2018 countdown of the National Mortgage News Top Producers list continues by featuring the loan officers ranked 126 to 175.

Kelly Zitlow of Cornerstone Home Lending
Kelly Zitlow of Cornerstone Home Lending is No. 169 in the 2018 Top Producers Rankings.

The results of this year's rankings reflect a market in transition. Mortgage interest rates began to rise after the 2016 elections and as that trend continued into 2017, refinance volume fell precipitously. In response, lenders began to put more emphasis on the purchase mortgage market. Unfortunately, while consumer demand for homes showed marked improvement, a severe dearth in available inventory for sale stifled the housing market.

A new component of this year's Top Producers program is an in-depth survey that explores how professionals are pursuing new market opportunities and contend with industry challenges. Data, insights and analysis of the results are available in a special report available here.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Top Producers program. The rankings are open to mortgage loan officers and mortgage brokers who work at depository, nonbank and mortgage brokerage firms in the United States.

Information submitted about 2017 loan production was used to compile this year's Top Producer Rankings. Loan officers who submitted data for the survey represent the entire spectrum of the origination business, from banks and credit unions to mortgage bankers and mortgage brokerages, and their titles range from loan officer all the way to company president.

The 2018 Top Producer rankings countdown will continue until the top 25 loan officers are revealed on April 12 and the entire list is published in a special section of the print edition of National Mortgage News.

Rank Name Company Dollar Volume Number of Loans
126 William Murphy Fairway Independent Mortgage $66,200,000 278
127 Roderick Davis Jr. Consumer Direct Mortgage $66,104,911 267
128 Gina Allman Ent Credit Union $65,748,643 302
129 Matt Oliver Lund Mortgage Team $65,579,223 288
130 Lance Ray Guaranteed Rate $65,554,862 170
131 Paula Bonnafant Epic Funding $65,544,521 278
132 Mark Casamassina NJ Lenders $65,542,813 213
133 Thomas Jussila Finance of America $65,393,493 266
134 Natalie Salins Movement Mortgage $64,717,895 143
135 Matthew Paradis Guaranteed Rate $64,591,351 289
136 Kevin Marsh Consumer Direct Mortgage $64,551,878 244
137 Rob Wishnick Guaranteed Rate $64,224,076 192
138 Lisa Holbrook Ent Credit Union $64,164,270 327
139 Adam Cornacchio WSFS Mortgage $63,264,178 244
140 Jason Griesser Guaranteed Rate $62,768,613 222
141 Andrea Wine McLean Mortgage $62,584,612 152
142 Jennifer Pitcher FBC Mortgage $62,120,934 258
143 David Polarek Guaranteed Rate $62,001,072 315
144 Milo Grecian Golden Empire Mortgage $61,868,142 131
145 Bob Melone Radius Financial Group $61,749,790 191
146 Ryan Barry NJ Lenders $61,722,173 162
147 Danielle Young Guaranteed Rate $61,491,022 193
148 Michael Regan Stearns Lending $61,382,781 133
149 Thomas Bechtel Ent Credit Union $61,373,671 293
150 Rich Holsman Bay Equity Home Loans $61,340,894 139
151 Ronald Mammano Primary Residential Mortgage $61,100,000 185
152 Ryan Morgan Mortgage Corp East $61,016,671 157
153 Alex Jaffe First Home Mortgage $60,712,979 165
154 April Ye Wang General Mortgage Capital $60,618,564 87
155 Wendy Thompson Brighton Bank $60,422,039 258
156 Mark Pfeiffer HomeBridge Financial Services $60,390,337 189
157 Matthew McDuffee FBC Mortgage $60,238,886 358
158 Nikitas Kouimanis Cliffco $59,750,850 203
159 Larry Justice McLean Mortgage $59,623,322 133
160 Brooks Grasso Fulton Mortgage Company $59,338,995 195
161 Samir Dedhia SD Capital Funding $59,272,124 172
162 Carmine Russo Guild Mortgage $59,187,000 369
163 Mindy Ashdown Academy Mortgage $59,088,975 264
164 Charles Petruzzi Consumer Direct Mortgage $59,065,454 243
165 Leslie Struthers Guaranteed Rate $59,016,546 136
166 Mike Metz Guaranteed Rate $58,615,176 143
167 Brandy Whitmire HomeBridge Financial Services $58,177,446 180
168 Scott Stinson FBC Mortgage $57,349,123 263
169 Kelly Zitlow Cornerstone Home Lending $57,105,991 232
170 Luke Chamberlin NJ Lenders $57,047,029 144
171 Walter Gorman NJ Lenders $56,768,027 176
172 Christopher McKinney S&T Bank $56,511,702 251
173 Greg Mullan George Mason Mortgage $56,410,981 143
174 Chris Schoenthal HomeBridge Financial Services $56,372,811 236
175 Edward Quinby Bay Equity Home Loans $56,341,124 82

Corrected April 13, 2018 at 2:05PM: Due to editing errors, two corrections have been made to the 2018 Top Producers Rankings. The changes correct positions 93 and 268 in the list and resulted in the addition of two new loan officers in positions 399 and 400.