2022 NMP Most Connected

The top mortgage industry professionals on social media

NMP Magazine
Most Connected 2022

Jonathan Arnold

Jonathan Arnold

Jonathan Arnold is a branch manager with Inlanta Mortgage. Jonathan has been working in the mortgage industry since 2003. As the Ada Branch Manager, Jonathan ensures that each client is confident in making their home ownership dreams a reality throughout the states of Michigan and Florida.

  • Twitter Followers: 2,095
  • Facebook business page likes 4,822
  • LinkedIn Connections 2,200
  • Instagram Followers N/A

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Bryan Bergjans

Bryan Bergjans

After honorably servicing in active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1995–1998, Bryan Bergjans earned his MBA and master’s degree in HR management from American InterContinental University. He started his mortgage banking career in 2002 and remains a member of the United States Naval Reserves.

  • Twitter Followers: 1,182
  • Facebook business page likes: 1,538
  • LinkedIn Connections: 4,500
  • Instagram Followers: 265

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John Cady

John Cady

John Cady, SVP Retail at Cardinal Financial, is a 30+ year mortgage veteran and award-winning champion for leadership, sharing his take on mortgage news, lending strategy, teamwork, culture and other trending topics. His insight has proven invaluable for both seasoned professionals and those fresh to the industry.

  • Twitter Followers: 1,689
  • Facebook business page likes: 27,045
  • LinkedIn Connections: 4,198
  • Instagram Followers: 3,421

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Katrina Cole

Katrina Cole

Katrina Cole has over 16 years direct experience with real estate, mortgage lending including all aspects of origination and processing as well as marketing, social media, public relations, business development, budgeting, talent procurement, reorganization, software integration, customer service, administration, marketing automation, planning, implementation, personal coaching and team management.

  • Twitter Followers: 2,095
  • Facebook business page likes: 1,998
  • LinkedIn Connections: 5,500
  • Instagram Followers: N/A

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Krish Dhokia

Krish Dhokia

With a 20-plus year career in mortgage and real estate marketing in varying  leadership roles, Krish Dhokia, a recipient of the Atlanta Business Chronicle 40 Under 40 award,  is a frequent speaker and marketing innovator in mortgage, finance, and real estate.

  • Twitter Followers: 2,360
  • Facebook business page likes: N/A
  • LinkedIn Connections: 6,344
  • Instagram Followers: 6,298

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Jonny Fowler

Jonny Fowler

For the past 28 years, Jonny has dedicated himself to the mortgage industry. Every step he has taken was with the aim to improve the experience of his colleagues, whether he’s teaching social media to thousands of real estate agents or orchestrating the development of thousands of mortgage branches.

  • Twitter Followers: 402
  • Facebook business page likes: 7,021
  • LinkedIn Connections: 27,799
  • Instagram Followers: 2,461

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Mat Ishbia

Mat Ishbia

Mat Ishbia is the president and CEO of United Wholesale Mortgage: the No. 1 wholesale mortgage lender in the nation for seven years running. Under Ishbia’s leadership, UWM has soared to new heights, becoming one of the most innovative lenders in the industry and a leading advocate for mortgage brokers.

  • Twitter Followers: 11,300
  • Facebook business page likes: 10,000
  • LinkedIn Connections: 17,856
  • Instagram Followers: 2,364

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Jason Richardson

Jason Richardson

Jason R. Richardson specializes in digital marketing strategies. He founded a digital agency that quickly became a preferred marketing provider for real estate companies and nationwide mortgage lenders. Jason is a second-generation mortgage banker. The Richardson family has been lending in California over 40 years.

  • Twitter Followers: 2,006
  • Facebook business page likes: 5,100
  • LinkedIn Connections: 15,707
  • Instagram Followers: 926

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Dave Savage

Dave Savage

Dave Savage is founder and CEO of Mortgage Coach. Known for inspiring lenders to turn mortgage advice into a competitive advantage, Savage transforms loan originators into mortgage coaches with high-tech and high-trust strategies. Dave frequently speaks at sales rallies and leads a YouTube channel hailed as “Netflix for LOs.”

  • Twitter Followers: 4,072
  • Facebook business page likes: 11,162
  • LinkedIn Connections: 29,635
  • Instagram Followers: 3,513

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Adam Smith

Adam Smith

Adam Smith is one of the country’s leading minds in lead generation. After building a successful mortgage brokerage in Denver, he wanted to share his knowledge and Just The Tips Coaching was born. Just The Tips provides a no-nonsense approach to helping clients build repeat and referral businesses.

  • Twitter Followers: 969
  • Facebook business page likes: 1,100
  • LinkedIn Connections: 11,095
  • Instagram Followers: 1,882

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John Stevens

John Stevens

An award-winning executive, John Stevens is president of SRE.com. Prior to that, he served as vice president of Cornerstone Mortgage Group and vice president of business development for Mountain West Financial. Stevens served the industry at the National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB) for many years, ultimately serving as president in 2017–18.

  • Twitter Followers: 2,090
  • Facebook business page likes: 3,400
  • LinkedIn Connections: 29,339
  • Instagram Followers: 46,100

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Phil Treadwell

Philip Treadwell

Phil Treadwell is a certified mortgage advisor & market leader with Thrive Mortgage, and host of the Mortgage Marketing Expert podcast. He has 18 years of experience as a top-producing mortgage professional, is a national speaker, and has built teams in markets all over the country.

  • Twitter Followers: 1,767
  • Facebook business page likes: 1,947
  • LinkedIn Connections: 20,486
  • Instagram Followers: 4,334

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Russell Warner

Russell Warner

Russell Warner’s passions are recruiting, training, and marketing. He has spent the past 20 years in sales and marketing nationwide. He enjoys technology and new innovative ways to bring value to partners and colleagues.

  • Twitter Followers: 3,701
  • Facebook business page likes: 3,580
  • LinkedIn Connections: 22,602
  • Instagram Followers: 314,000

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Kari Zurn

Kari Zurn

Academy Mortgage Sales Manager Kari Zurn is a mortgage professional who is passionate and committed to helping others. As a former public-school teacher, Kari uses her background in education to help others understand the mortgage process. Her relationships in the industry and community have helped her achieve overwhelming success.

  • Twitter Followers: N/A
  • Facebook business page likes: 1,538
  • LinkedIn Connections: 2,112
  • Instagram Followers: 1,087

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Michael Borodinsky

Michael Borodinsky

Michael Borodinsky has funded over $5 billion in home loans over the course of his 39-year career. He is ranked amongst the top 1% of originators.

  • Twitter Followers: 2,015
  • Facebook business page likes: 3,756
  • LinkedIn Connections: 586
  • Instagram Followers: 557

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Sundance Brennan

Sundance Brennan

Sundance is a high energy sales leader, Forbes Council Member, author, speaker and advocate for blockchain functions in the mortgage industry. With 17+ years in the industry and 1000’s of new loan officers trained, Sundance is well connected and respected in the industry as a coach, mentor and leader.

  • Twitter Followers: 5,433
  • Facebook business page likes: N/A
  • LinkedIn Connections: 28,103
  • Instagram Followers: 354

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Casey Cunningham

Casey Cunningham

Casey Cunningham is the founder & CEO of XINNIX, a sales, operations and leadership performance company. Based in Alpharetta, Georgia, XINNIX provides award-winning sales, leadership and operations development training programs that enhance productivity, manager effectiveness and overall company profitability – transforming an organization while delivering real, measurable ROI.

  • Twitter Followers: 2,065
  • Facebook business page likes: 43
  • LinkedIn Connections: 22,119
  • Instagram Followers: N/A

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Josh Friend

Josh Friend

Josh’s impact on the mortgage industry is unmistakable. He has trained 1,000s of LOs that are directly impacting hundreds of thousands of borrowers over his 23-year career. Josh now dedicates himself solely to helping other lenders be more successful through better borrower engagement with his leading technology company Insellerate.

  • Twitter followers: 267
  • Facebook business page likes: 2,757
  • LinkedIn connections: 16,473
  • Instagram followers: 180

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Chasity Graff

Chasity Graff

Chasity Graff opened LA Lending years before the term influencer was coined, when Tom was still our best friend on MySpace. She’s continuously reshaped her digital footprint.  Chasity is a well-known leader who brings together loan officers from around the country to share, learn and grow through social communities.

  • Twitter Followers: N/A
  • Facebook business page likes: 2,100
  • LinkedIn Connections: 1,278
  • Instagram Followers: 820

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Erik Miller

Erik Miller

Erik Miller is a mortgage loan originator and team leader who is passionate about the business and the positive impact it has on people’s lives. His unique approach to the market challenges is a combination of new school digital networking and old school relationship management. Check out his socials.

  • Twitter Followers: N/A
  • Facebook business page likes: 16,516
  • LinkedIn Connections: 4,300
  • Instagram Followers: 434

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Eric Mitchell

Eric Mitchell

Eric develops innovative purchase market strategies proven to revolutionize how loan officers and Realtors partner. He creates state-of-the-art lead generation platforms that have delivered sustainable growth for the thousands of sales professionals. He is a published author, certified master practitioner in NLP, and an industry-leader in marketing and business development.

  • Twitter Followers: 390
  • Facebook business page likes: 915
  • LinkedIn Connections: 30,000
  • Instagram Followers: 1,406

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Robert Padron

Robert Padron

Robert Padron is the Miami chapter president for the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals (FAMP). Mr. Padron is very involved in multiple social media outlets such as Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, TickTock, Snapchat. Creative posting has elevated his business in gaining more borrowers from his social media platforms.

  • Twitter followers: N/A
  • Facebook business page likes: 926
  • LinkedIn connections: 5,599
  • Instagram followers: 12,600

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Brian Pannell

Brian Pannell

Brian is a SME on eSignings, eNotarizations, eClosings, eNotes, eVaults, eWarehouses, and more. He has helped countless lenders, banks, servicers, technology providers, GSEs and others understand the immense value of going “e.”  He evangelizes for eMortgage adoption using his industry contacts, the MBA, trade shows, media, and with LinkedIn’s reach.

  • Twitter followers: 1,004
  • Facebook business page likes: 913
  • LinkedIn connections: 3,213
  • Instagram followers: 158

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Katy Parsons

Katy Parsons

Making meaningful connections has always come naturally to Katy. She has managed to successfully turn that into a very efficient use of social media, which has become a large factor in her business. She believes in consistently posting fresh, unique content and genuinely engaging with friends and followers.

  • Twitter followers: N/A
  • Facebook business page likes: 4,752
  • LinkedIn connections: N/A
  • Instagram followers: 7,080

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Ken Perry

Ken Perry

Ken Perry fell in love with reading laws in 2003 and has been researching and delivering seminars and training videos on compliance ever since. Ken has been a featured speaker at numerous industry events and is an expert on countless mortgage laws and founded a mortgage training company.

  • Twitter followers: N/A
  • Facebook business page likes: 3,782
  • LinkedIn connections: 994
  • Instagram followers: 1,051

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Ike Suri

Ike Suri

Ike Suri serves as the chairman & CEO of Fundingshield LLC, a loan-level fraud prevention & risk management company that provides technology-based solutions to help mortgage lenders manage the funding process and avoid wire fraud schemes. FundingShield has a unique loan-level verification approach that has serviced over $1.75T of closings.

  • Twitter Followers: N/A
  • Facebook business page likes: 3,200
  • LinkedIn Connections: 16,686
  • Instagram Followers: N/A

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Scott Crutcher

Scott Crutcher

Scott is the President of Maverick Financial Group based in the Dallas, TX area.  In just over 2 years he has grown the company from a start-up to a nationally recognized recruiting and advisory firm having placed hundreds of candidates from Production, Operations, Secondary, Marketing and C-Level.

  • Twitter Followers: 120
  • Facebook business page likes: 301
  • LinkedIn Connections: 15,959
  • Instagram Followers: 570
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David Hosterman

David Hosterman

David has been featured in NMP as a Top 50 Most Connected Mortgage Professional, 40 under 40 Mortgage Professionals, and MPA magazine as a Hot 100 Mortgage Professional.  David has been in national publications as Forbes, CBS Money Watch, The Street, US News & World Report, Realator.com, and MSN Money.

  • Twitter Followers: 249
  • Facebook business page likes: 960
  • LinkedIn Connections: 2,200
  • Instagram Followers: 379

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Christopher Hussain

Christopher Hussain

Christopher was the #1 Originator in the US from 2010-11, personally originating/funding loans in all 50 states. Christopher also co-founded Sindeo (now Freedom Financial). As a recognized business and thought leader in the industry, he has scaled numerous lenders/brokerages. RealKey is enabling faster, more efficient mortgage loan processing through automation.

  • Twitter Followers: 45
  • Facebook business page likes: 68
  • LinkedIn Connections: 17,000
  • Instagram Followers: N/A

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Andria Lightfoot

Andria Lightfoot

Andria Lightfoot is a renowned mortgage technologist with experience leading mortgage operations, providing strategy for enterprise software solutions, and implementing innovative change management solutions. As chief customer officer, Lightfoot oversees all customer-centric activities of SimpleNexus’ customer division including professional services, customer success, support, training and integration engineering.

  • Twitter Followers: N/A
  • Facebook business page likes: 833
  • LinkedIn Connections: 1,251
  • Instagram Followers: N/A

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Lauren Maxwell

Lauren Maxwell

Lauren Maxwell has 35 years in the mortgage industry, she truly loves helping people achieve the American Dream of homeownership. Lauren is the number 4 Loan Originator in the State of Florida, but she is the Number One Female. She closed 1,012 loans in 2021 for more than $330,000,000!

  • Twitter Followers: N/A
  • Facebook business page likes: 2,162
  • LinkedIn Connections: 985
  • Instagram Followers: 944

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Tricia McLaughlin

Tricia McLaughlin

Having worked in nearly every position from the bottom to banker, I started my career in the mortgage industry 30+ years ago. My experience and concern for my clients is unparalleled. You won’t find another banker who is as personable and well-versed in how mortgages are processed, funded, and serviced.

  • Twitter Followers: N/A
  • Facebook business page likes: 334
  • LinkedIn Connections: 349
  • Instagram Followers: 1,056

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Caleb Mittelstet

Caleb Mittelstet

Caleb Mittelstet is known for leading and profitability growing retail channels while maintaining origination quality. He’s developed internal and external business channels through recruitment of regional, area and branch managers, creation of national and regional joint ventures, and marketing and sales agreements enhancing product penetration and capturing market share.

  • Twitter Followers: N/A
  • Facebook business page likes: 80
  • LinkedIn Connections: 20,238
  • Instagram Followers: N/A

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Tony Pinto

Tony Pinto

Supreme Lending Regional Manager Tony Pinto is passionate about the mortgage industry, which is evident in his team culture, prominent social media presence, creative marketing campaigns, and features in Disrupt magazine and HuffPost. As a result of his mentorship, positive attitude, and work ethic, Tony leads a $1 billion group.

  • Twitter Followers: N/A
  • Facebook business page likes: N/A
  • LinkedIn Connections: N/A
  • Instagram Followers: 125,000

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Nick Roberson

Nick Roberson

Nick Roberson is regional director of sales for Sharestates with 30 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Nick has been a guest speaker on industry panels, radio shows, webinars and has written numerous columns for trade publications. He is president of the East Bay Chapter of CAMP.

  • Twitter Followers: N/A
  • Facebook business page likes: N/A
  • LinkedIn Connections: 14,000
  • Instagram Followers: 1,000

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Kimberley Torres

Kimberly Torres

Kimberley Torres is a proven producer with a well-earned reputation as a hands-on servant leader who optimizes potential and drives high levels of performance. Her innovative and data-driven approach creates enormous opportunities for her team, and her enthusiastic leadership ensures these possibilities result in tremendous outcomes.

  • Twitter Followers: N/A
  • Facebook business page likes: N/A
  • LinkedIn Connections: 7,359
  • Instagram Followers: N/A

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This article was originally published in the NMP Magazine July 2022 issue.
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Jul 21, 2022
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