The 2018 countdown of the National Mortgage News Top Producers list continues by featuring the loan officers ranked 176 to 250.

John Thomas of Primary Residential Mortgage
John Thomas of Primary Residential Mortgage is No. 242 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
176 Michael Huber Consumer Direct Mortgage $56,301,785 222
177 Dave Schell Guaranteed Rate $56,237,066 146
178 Adam Dahill loanDepot $55,911,259 88
179 Joe Burke Guaranteed Rate $55,866,030 166
180 Shirley Stange Ent Credit Union $55,859,819 272
181 Joel Schaub Guaranteed Rate $55,741,450 166
182 Michael Bischof Guaranteed Rate $55,638,366 147
183 Rob Rudd McLean Mortgage $55,559,537 108
184 Jennifer Fairfield Guaranteed Rate $55,298,765 158
185 Matt Keane Guaranteed Rate $55,142,126 128
186 Joe Massey Castle & Cooke Mortgage $55,096,298 200
187 Mickey Cogliandro Guaranteed Rate $54,985,104 69
188 Chelsea Smith FBC Mortgage $54,662,870 164
189 Barb Multari CrossCountry Mortgage $54,489,524 235
190 Larry Steinway Guaranteed Rate $54,457,158 165
191 Deann Ellis Primary Residential Mortgage $54,400,000 303
192 Mike Stein McLean Mortgage $54,399,621 124
193 Paula Nirschl Robb Guild Mortgage $54,370,952 203
194 Jeff Adams Certainty Home Loans $54,324,349 227
195 Sam Batayneh Guaranteed Rate $54,037,153 68
196 Richard Carroll Finance of America $53,948,233 122
197 Marc Demetriou Residential Home Funding $53,435,281 126
198 Aaron Sledd Triumph Mortgage $53,028,446 172
199 Randy Ernst Guaranteed Rate $52,981,034 179
200 Kyle Gillespie Guaranteed Rate $52,636,191 149
201 Troy Toureau McLean Mortgage $52,542,843 122
202 Mary Greenwood Ent Credit Union $52,518,886 236
203 Steven Vella Bay Equity Home loans $52,475,500 76
204 Ben Milam Guaranteed Rate $52,287,876 215
205 Peter Grabel Luxury Mortgage $52,276,082 74
206 Jason Servais On Q Financial $52,243,127 233
207 Jonathen Adams loanDepot $52,170,267 221
208 Jeremy Johnson McLean Mortgage $52,076,072 138
209 Keith Renno Wintrust Mortgage $52,000,000 126
210 Kelly Taylor FBC Mortgage $51,994,559 244
211 Joshua Jones loanDepot $51,755,251 200
212 Jonathan Hallstead Bay Equity Home Loans $51,750,988 75
213 Scott Story First Home Mortgage $51,645,640 141
214 Tom McMurray Guaranteed Rate $51,360,082 108
215 Mandi Feely Premier Mortgage Resources $51,196,214 277
216 Heather Millspaugh Finance of America $51,107,151 104
217 Ryan Richardson Guaranteed Rate $50,797,907 137
218 Michael Picore Bay Equity Home Loans $50,530,847 159
219 Kathryn Pedersen Bay Equity Home Loans $50,530,475 162
220 Debra Shultz Guaranteed Rate $50,307,012 73
221 Austin Reed Guaranteed Rate $50,149,013 112
222 Jim Jefferson Guaranteed Rate $50,053,028 207
223 Sandy Davis NJ Lenders $49,558,787 164
224 Shane Day LeaderOne Financial $49,550,000 160
225 Jay Zerquera FBC Mortgage $49,479,525 220
226 Melissa Caci RMS Mortgage $49,468,936 123
227 Arturo Ivan Pastor Interlinc $49,468,736 253
228 Marsha Gandy Guaranteed Rate $49,386,136 219
229 Phillip Cannon Guaranteed Rate $49,344,211 77
230 Gregory Elliott Golden Empire Mortgage $49,289,023 126
231 Richard Alashaian NJ Lenders $49,288,910 132
232 Nicholas Utesch Progressive Financial Services $49,218,004 281
233 Andrew Greenstein Guaranteed Rate $49,193,569 153
234 Jeff Crain Guaranteed Rate $49,182,789 203
235 Mark Stec Wintrust Mortgage $49,000,000 75
236 Tony Hill Triumph Mortgage $48,921,795 163
237 Vick Bedi SD Capital Funding $48,910,573 143
238 Dave Caldwell Guaranteed Rate $48,841,733 144
239 Jim Blackburn Guaranteed Rate $48,726,430 147
240 Rick Parrish Guaranteed Rate $48,562,331 177
241 Danesha Spearman Triumph Mortgage $48,478,399 157
242 John Thomas Primary Residential Mortgage $48,468,638 253
243 Suzi Gradisar Ent Credit Union $48,277,614 250
244 Jo Ann Theriault-Fazio Guaranteed Rate $48,231,132 181
245 Robert Cooley Guild Mortgage $48,150,212 113
246 David Frankel Guaranteed Rate $47,777,828 163
247 Lloyd Streisand loanDepot $47,686,902 56
248 Sean Park Resmac $47,158,418 237
249 Chad Cantrell Certainty Home Loans $47,038,689 294
250 Kitty Lee loanDepot $46,849,599 75

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.

Austin Kilgore

Austin Kilgore

Austin Kilgore is the editor in chief of National Mortgage News.