Top Producers 2020 by units created Nos. 1-50

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The National Mortgage News 2020 countdown takes a look at the top 50 loan officers by number of units originated.

Among those that this listing recognizes are loan officers who dollar volume could be limited by the geography they work in or the loan product types they originate.

During 2019, mortgage originators started the year concerned about attracting new business. By year's end, they were tallying up the first collective $2 trillion year since 2012.

The strength of that market is seen in this year's Top Producer results. This year, the No. 400 originator produced nearly $35 million; a year ago, the loan officer ranked 300th did $30 million. That momentum carried into the first couple of months of 2020, but with so much of the economy in shutdown mode, it’s impossible to predict with certainty what the year will bring - at least in terms of volume.

Beyond volume, some significant trends are taking shape. And in an effort to understand how these outstanding performers view those trends, participants in the program were polled on key industry issues. This year’s questions probed how artificial intelligence is affecting respondents’ jobs, what client needs are not being met by the market and how these professionals strive to move the customer conversation beyond just a comparison of interest rates.

This year marks the 22nd 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.

Be sure to visit NationalMortgageNews.com for complete Top Producers content, including additional rankings based on regions and loan product type, as well as data and analysis gleaned from insights the loan officers provided about key market developments, business practices and career priorities.

You’ll also get their views on key industry trends in technology, thoughts on business strategy and insights gleaned from working with consumers on the transaction that, for many, will be the biggest they ever undertake.

Check out the full Top Producer listings here.

Rank Name Company Number of loans Dollar volume
1 Roberto Espinoza Better.com 997 $335,636,375
2 Max Leaman LoanPeople 990 $316,491,755
3 Shawn Huss Chemical Bank-TCF Home Loans 873 $102,299,369
4 Matt Andre FBC Mortgage 858 $231,960,067
5 Chris Gallo NJ Lenders Corp 838 $346,614,793
6 Ryan Shane Sammamish Mortgage 837 $324,401,035
7 Jennifer Tsang Better.com 807 $281,587,192
8 Jennifer Sze Tho Better.com 806 $262,678,643
9 Brian Minkow Homebridge Financial Services 804 $450,287,058
10 Robby Oakes Corporate Investors Mortgage Group 794 $251,167,985
11 Craig Stelzer CrossCountry Mortgage 701 $226,184,036
12 Karen Nielson Guild Mortgage 696 $146,610,730
13 Carey Ann Cyr CMG Financial 677 $163,357,258
14 Stephanie Amora Better.com 670 $223,946,134
15 Michael Borodinsky Caliber Home Loans 646 $209,900,000
16 Christopher Keelin Family First Funding 622 $173,626,393
17 Shashank Shekhar Arcus Lending 617 $235,383,157
18 Jacob Ragusa Better.com 615 $194,943,775
19 Lauren Maxwell CrossCountry Mortgage 604 $165,188,310
20 Jonathan Casimir Better.com 599 $260,606,926
21 Elijah Hu Better.com 585 $205,410,788
22 Matt Oliver Lund Mortgage Team 569 $155,478,862
23 Angela Kakos 1st Securities Mortgage 566 $121,633,986
24 Nicholas Barta Security First Financial 559 $109,788,937
25 Reginald Maddox McLean Mortgage 552 $227,305,632
26 Michael Brown Churchill Mortgage 541 $153,535,066
27 Michael Rodriguez Platinum Capital Mortgage 528 $287,769,349
28 Svetlana Geraghty On Q Financial 517 $158,131,273
29 Sam Rosenblatt Academy Mortgage 510 $158,166,682
30 Matthew Adler Lake Michigan Credit Union 506 $122,309,708
31 Samuel Marx Better.com 494 $157,161,298
32 Rachael McGurr Better.com 492 $178,469,933
33 Steve Thompson Gateway Mortgage Group 489 $86,452,191
34 Graham Parham Highlands Residential Mortgage 480 $48,665,578
35 Kory Kavanewsky CMG Mortgage 477 $248,986,635
36 Stephanie Dombrowski Ent Credit Union 466 $168,618,499
37 Josef Halvorsen Bank of England Mortgage 457 $96,875,890
38 Umar Gebril Academy Mortgage 455 $268,000,000
39 Zoey Cigar-Hodge Better.com 454 $134,060,304
40 Josh Nickerson Better.com 447 $139,035,385
41 John Sperling Visio Financial Services 443 $92,350,354
42 Tammy Saul Federal Hill Mortgage 430 $139,298,399
43 John Antonelli Vantage Point Mortgage 417 $127,527,465
44 Erik Peterson Better.com 414 $225,586,288
45 Steve Novotny Willamette Valley Bank 413 $113,623,663
46 Chris Minjarez CMG Financial 413 $101,142,289
47 Tyler Bahnsen Homebridge Financial Services 407 $118,197,365
48 Michael Bornstein NewFed Mortgage 405 $149,379,963
49 Jimmy Alexander SWBC Mortgage 404 $84,434,888
50 Allison Davis George Mason Mortgage 399 $88,261,315

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