The 2018 countdown of the National Mortgage News Top Producers list continues by featuring the loan officers ranked 251 to 325.

Michelle Castle of Guild Mortgage
Michelle Castle of Guild Mortgage is No. 272 on 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
251 Neil Bourdelaise First Home Mortgage $46,578,060 137
252 John Fosgate FBC Mortgage $46,294,342 193
253 Dawn James On Q Financial $46,283,962 136
254 Randy Lipp Certainty Home Loans $46,074,064 196
255 Stephen Seidler HomeBridge Financial Services $45,794,027 125
256 Matthew Ribbeck UW Credit Union $45,718,520 233
257 Gabriel Tuvek First Home Mortgage $45,588,122 183
258 Aaron Gordon Guild Mortgage $45,460,000 184
259 Michael Trejo Bridgepoint Funding $45,370,417 92
260 Steven Maizes Guaranteed Rate $45,335,803 37
261 Michelle Bruto Da Costa HomeBridge Financial Services $45,089,255 152
262 John Smithee Brokers R Us $45,000,000 170
263 Chris Magnotta Guild Mortgage $45,000,000 150
264 Brian Berman Mortgage Atlanta $44,923,616 160
265 Tony Adkins Alliance Home Loans $44,876,365 146
266 Carolyn Flitcroft First Home Mortgage $44,765,103 115
267 James Pulsipher Bay Equity Home Loans $44,625,771 212
268 Della McDowell On Q Financial $44,535,023 244
269 Sean Knudsen Guaranteed Rate $44,423,062 158
270 James Moran First Home Mortgage $44,413,193 148
271 Anne Borghesani First Home Mortgage $44,367,640 156
272 Michelle Castle Guild Mortgage $44,337,748 254
273 Ofelia Tellez Wescom Credit Union $44,311,000 125
274 Deninne Wier loanDepot $44,136,935 127
275 Michael Suffoletto Guaranteed Rate $43,928,727 107
276 Debra Ellen Clark FBC Mortgage $43,456,495 204
277 Bradley Rasof Guaranteed Rate $43,383,545 133
278 Dean Rizzi Guaranteed Rate $43,304,033 76
279 Scott Davis McLean Mortgage $43,275,306 85
280 Brian Carson Certainty Home Loans $43,104,222 277
281 James Nolan Interlinc $43,096,552 223
282 Michael Murray Guaranteed Rate $43,061,073 148
283 Jeffrey Hawks Guild Mortgage $42,951,783 157
284 David Robbins Golden Lenders $42,755,003 152
285 Leslie Wish McLean Mortgage $42,579,171 93
286 Ron Haddad Key Mortgage $42,343,141 149
287 Joel Mahakian Premium Mortgage $42,294,051 220
288 John Chavez V.I.P. Mortgage $42,252,886 172
289 Rick Richter Guaranteed Rate $42,225,833 168
290 Jennifer Beeston Guaranteed Rate $42,196,151 114
291 Joseph Metzler Mortgages Unlimited $42,106,000 174
292 Matthew Davidson Ent Credit Union $41,876,539 202
293 Mike Rafii Bay Equity Home Loans $41,525,083 76
294 Roger Brasil Guaranteed Rate $41,470,153 86
295 Michael Koran Primary Residential Mortgage $41,316,280 68
296 Corey Grace Guaranteed Rate $41,275,265 180
297 Patrick Ruffner Guaranteed Rate $41,085,777 124
298 Michael Bovaird NJ Lenders $41,069,187 84
299 Alejandro Garza Finance of America $41,008,630 133
300 John Hunter Guaranteed Rate $41,004,410 128
301 Darin Clark Chemical Bank $40,889,659 167
302 Robert Rush Guild Mortgage $40,826,143 183
303 CJ Kerls Guaranteed Rate $40,699,007 56
304 Jay White Bay Equity Home Loans $40,485,023 178
305 Michael Bedell FBC Mortgage $40,340,780 178
306 Jindra Faulkner Bay Equity Home Loans $40,146,047 197
307 Rose Pinto HomeBridge Financial Services $40,141,649 227
308 Loren Uber First California Funding $40,045,932 74
309 Bradley Cohen Capital Bank $39,949,546 94
310 Graham Parham Highlands Residential Mortgage $39,946,531 392
311 Joshua Callens Ent Credit Union $39,923,561 144
312 Lindsey Goins Movement Mortgage $39,900,494 178
313 Robert Coomer Mann Mortgage $39,633,990 157
314 Frank Blakeley Bay Equity Home Loans $39,633,708 63
315 Brian Beland Guaranteed Rate $39,057,734 100
316 Jonathan Wald Primary Residential Mortgage $38,997,118 145
317 Joseph Moschella Guaranteed Rate $38,974,838 131
318 Eric Burba Guaranteed Rate $38,773,885 90
319 Julie Nash loanDepot $38,626,402 146
320 John Olbrich American Security Mortgage $38,426,276 88
321 Mark Minadeo FBC Mortgage $38,350,000 143
322 Nick Heth Guaranteed Rate $38,316,632 123
323 Ace Allak Guaranteed Rate $38,301,348 141
324 Pam Caldwell Certainty Home Loans $38,269,720 246
325 Allen Coombs Bay Equity Home Loans $38,215,064 180

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.