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  • August 2021
  • Lenders One 2021 Summit

    Sponsored By: Lenders One
    Speaker: Rob Chrisman, Sr. Advisor Garth Graham, Sr. Partner David Hrobon, Sr. Advisor
    August 8-11, 2021
    Orlando, FL
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    Sr. Advisor Rob Chrisman and Sr. Partner Garth Graham will be at the L1 Summit 2021 in Orlando August 8-11. Join Rob for two sessions on Tuesday, August 10: the DC update and the session, “Servicing Hedging and MSR Value.” Don’t miss Garth’s Tuesday session, “Mortgage Industry Consolidation: Fact, Fiction or Frenzy?” featuring STRATMOR Sr. Advisor David Hrobon.  Visit the event webpage to register and for information on this year’s event.

    Originator Connect

    Sponsored By: Originator Connect Network
    Speaker: Rob Chrisman, Sr. Advisor
    August 20-22, 2021
    Las Vegas, NV
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    Originator Connect is a 3-day weekend event with exclusive programs like Build-A-Broker, Your First Million Dollars, the Certified Military Home Specialist certification class in conjunction with Boots Across America, as well as compelling and high profile speakers and a complimentary NMLS renewal course. Join Rob Chrisman at this mortgage conference focused solely on the origination community at brokerages, banks, and credit unions to be held at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas. Visit the event site for details.

    California MBA Western Secondary Marketing Conference

    Sponsored By: California Mortgage Bankers Association
    Speaker: Rob Chrisman, Sr. Advisor
    August 24-26, 2021
    Dana Point, CA
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    Back in-person for 2021, bringing together secondary market leaders, decision-makers, and vendors to drive new opportunities and stay informed. This live, in-person conference at the scenic Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA will provide timely and critical information as well as valuable networking opportunities. Join Rob Chrisman for this annual event. For more information and to register, visit the event website.

  • September 2021
  • Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals 2021 State Convention

    Sponsored By: Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals
    Speaker: Rob Chrisman, Sr. Advisor
    September 1-4, 2021
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    Join the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals for the 2021 State Convention and Trade Show at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek from September 1 – 4, 2021.

    For the past 61 years, the Florida Association of Mortgage Professional’s annual State Convention and Trade Show has attracted Florida’s top mortgage professionals. Join Rob Chrisman for this “don’t miss” opportunity to showcase your company and network with other mortgage professionals at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Visit the event website for more information and to register.

    Mortgage Bankers Association of Oklahoma 2021 Annual Conference

    Sponsored By: Mortgage Bankers Association of Oklahoma
    Speaker: Rob Chrisman, Sr. Advisor
    September 13-14, 2021
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    The focus for the 2021 OMBA Annual Conference is on the State of Oklahoma itself.  Technology will be highlighted and is core to forward momentum for the residential mortgage industry,  particularly after a year like 2020 where we witnessed unpredicted success across the real estate industry and also saw leaps in technology. Join Rob Chrisman at the 2021 OMBA Conference as the MBAOK highlights the consistent growth of Oklahoma through the impact of the real estate market driven by residential mortgage origination. For details, visit the event website.

    NAMMBA Connect 2021

    Sponsored By: NAMMBA
    Speaker: Rob Chrisman, Sr. Advisor
    September 16-19, 2021
    Atlanta, GA
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    Join Rob Chrisman for his session, “Mega Trends Impacting Your Business,” at the 2021 NAMMBA CONNECT Conference.  NAMMBA’s mission is to provide training, education and professional development to women and minorities in the real estate  finance industry while introducing college students to careers in the industry and providing them with financial literacy education. NAMMBA CONNECT 2021 is the premier diversity and inclusion event for the real estate and mortgage industry, providing  an opportunity to network with mortgage and real estate professionals from across the country and featuring some of the top speakers in the mortgage and real estate industry. For more information and to register, visit the NAMMBA CONNECT website.

  • October 2021
  • MBA 2021 Annual Convention and Expo

    Sponsored By: Mortgage Bankers Association
    October 17-20, 2021
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    The MBA Annual Conference and Expo is the largest annual gathering of real estate finance professionals and is the event to gain access to the industry’s power players and innovators. And this year’s event will be in-person! Join STRATMOR’s team at this “don’t miss” event.  Visit the MBA event page for more information and to register.


    STRATMOR Attendees: Rob Chrisman, Sr. Advisor Garth Graham, Sr. Partner Lisa Springer, Sr. Partner and CEO
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    Garth Graham

    Senior Partner

    EXPERTISE HIGHLIGHTS

    BACKGROUND

    Garth Graham was a high-producing loan originator and retail manager before starting mortgage.com which, in 1996, became the first company to originate a mortgage on the internet. Three years later, in 1999, with internet originations of over $1 billion per year, mortgage.com completed an IPO and a year later was sold to ABN AMRO. At ABN, Garth had executive positions in consumer direct, marketing and the mortgage.com consumer direct platforms. Garth has given over 100 speeches on mortgage finance, including corporate events, keynotes and panel moderation. Garth is adept at using real time interactive tools, including audience polling and multi-media interactions through personal mobile devices.

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    Jim Cameron

    Senior Partner

    EXPERTISE HIGHLIGHTS

    BACKGROUND

    Jim Cameron has executed a broad range of assignments for STRATMOR Group's clients focused on benchmarking and performance measurement, strategic planning, production franchise valuation, merger and acquisition advisory services, ad hoc market surveys, financial reporting templates and litigation support. Prior to joining STRATMOR, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of NF Investments, Inc., a non-conforming wholesale lender. Prior to NFI, Jim served in executive financial management roles at StarMed Staffing, U.S. Home Mortgage Corporation and Arthur Anderson. He has a BBA in Business Administration with a concentration in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame.

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    Jeff Babcock

    Senior Partner

    EXPERTISE HIGHLIGHTS

    BACKGROUND

    Jeff Babcock leads STRATMOR Group's mergers and acquisitions practice. Prior to joining STRATMOR, he was with the Robert A. McNeil Company, where he co-managed the mortgage banking subsidiary. Previously, Jeff was a co-founder of PME Mortgage Insurance where he was responsible for national sales, lender marketing and secondary marketing. Jeff participated in the development of the first mortgage conduit (Pennie Mae) and the original mortgage pool insurance product for the Bank of America's pioneering mortgage-backed pass through security. Jeff's mortgage banking experience also includes positions at Security Pacific Mortgage, Wells Fargo Bank and a start-up called On-Line Decisions (a subsidiary of Inland Steel Company, which developed some of the first interactive financial models for corporate America). Jeff received undergraduate and MBA degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.

    Rob Chrisman

    Senior Advisor

    EXPERTISE HIGHLIGHTS

    BACKGROUND

    Rob Chrisman is Senior Advisor to STRATMOR Group's Capital Markets practice. His daily market commentary is one of the mortgage industry’s most widely read publications. Rob began his career in mortgage banking 29 years ago with First California Mortgage, assisting in Secondary Marketing until 1988, when he joined Tuttle & Co., a leading mortgage pipeline risk management firm. He later ran Secondary for Standard Financial, a sub-prime lender and then was hired by CrossLand Mortgage to start a sub-prime company named OnCall Mortgage. Rob then joined CMG Mortgage, a wholesale mortgage bank, as the Director of Secondary Marketing and eventually re-joined Tuttle Risk Management Services, Inc. (now Compass Analytics).  In November of 2006 Rob left TRMS to become the Director of Capital Markets for RPM Mortgage, a retail residential lender, leaving there in late 2008 to focus on publishing his widely read daily mortgage market commentary. In addition to owning Chrisman LLC, he is on the board of directors of several financial services companies, including Peoples Bank (KS), International City Mortgage (CA), G5 (CA, a.k.a. Institutional Mortgage), Inheritance Funding Corporation (CA), is an advisor to the Board for First Mortgage (CA), is a member of the Secure Settlements Advisory Board (NJ), a senior advisor of the STRATMOR Group, a member of the California Mortgage Bankers Association, and of the Mortgage Bankers Association of the Carolinas and its membership committee. Rob has provided expert witness services for mortgage and real estate-related cases, has lectured to groups around the country.  He holds a BS from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and an MBA from UC Berkeley.

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    Tom Finnegan

    Principal

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    EXPERTISE HIGHLIGHTS

    BACKGROUND

    Tom Finnigan joined STRATMOR Group after serving as President/CEO of the mortgage banking units of FirstMerit Bank and Huntington Bank, and as a senior mortgage banking executive at Integra Bank and Landmark Savings Association.  He has over 30 years of comprehensive mortgage banking experience, with a particular focus on mortgage banking operations in a bank environment. In his mortgage banking executive roles, Tom built mortgage sales organizations and developed third party production channels, direct origination via call center and relocation finance. He also led development of secondary marketing strategies, servicing, loss mitigation and servicing asset management, production operations and IT, construction lending, bank mortgage portfolio management and affiliated title company operations. Tom is a past president of the Ohio Mortgage Bankers Association and the Mortgage Bankers Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania, served on the Residential Board of Governors of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, and was a founding board member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Pennsylvania.  He has a BS in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University.

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    Lisa Springer

    Chief Executive Officer

    EXPERTISE HIGHLIGHTS

    BACKGROUND

    Lisa Springer is a Senior Partner and CEO of STRATMOR Group. As CEO, Springer leads the firm’s strategic brand and growth initiatives while providing direction in overall practice management, sales and marketing strategies, consulting services, human resources, vendor management, accounting and corporate communications.

    Lisa has over 30 years of experience in mortgage professional services and technology arenas. As EVP of Sales at Motivity Solutions, Springer’s responsibilities included development and execution of go-to-market sales and product strategies. She was instrumental in building Motivity Solutions from a startup to the industry leader in business intelligence in the mortgage space.

    As EVP of Sales for Mortgage Cadence, an industry leading financial and technology firm, Lisa drove the sales strategy and managed several teams to effectively sell and deploy enterprise software.

    Lisa has a bachelor’s degree from Regis University where she earned the John S. Brennon award for excellence in Business Administration.

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    Nicole Yung

    Senior Partner

    EXPERTISE HIGHLIGHTS

    BACKGROUND

    Nicole Yung has lead responsibility for STRATMOR's analytic services, including the financial modeling and valuation tasks required by many of STRATMOR's merger and acquisition and operational clients. Nicole also had primary responsibility for the annual STRATMOR Compensation Connection product that benchmarks mortgage compensation. Further, Nicole is active in generating the reports, analyses and presentation materials that are at the heart of the MBA/STRATMOR Peer Group Benchmarking Program. Finally, Nicole has become the firm's expert in designing and executing the many Web-based surveys that STRATMOR conducts across a wide-range of topics and clients. Prior to joining STRATMOR, Nicole spent seven years as a Financial Analyst at The Associates in Dallas, TX and CitiMortgage in St. Louis, MO. She began her career as a Management Trainee with The Associates and rose through the ranks to become Vice President, Financial Analysis at CitiMortgage supporting the Correspondent and Direct Lending channels. Her experience encompasses budgeting and forecasting, financial modeling, benchmarking analysis and acquisition integration. Nicole is a graduate of Centre College in Danville, KY where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. She also received a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.

    Seth Sprague, CMB 

    Principal

    EXPERTISE HIGHLIGHTS

    BACKGROUND

    Seth Sprague has more than 20 years of mortgage banking and servicing valuation experience. He specializes in mortgage servicing rights (MSRs), servicing, cash flows, liquidity and mortgage profitability strategies.

    Prior to joining STRATMOR, Seth served as EVP of Trading & Analytics at PHOENIX, an advisory firm for MSR and whole loan trading, mortgage services and analytics. Additionally, Seth served as Senior Vice President—Servicing Asset Manager at SunTrust Mortgage for more than 10 years, where he led the servicing rights valuation team.

    In 2018, Seth was selected as Secretary of the MBA’s Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) Society and serves on several committees with the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) including the Financial Management Steering Committee, MBA’s Servicing Council for the 21st Century, MBA’s BASEL III and the Servicing Compensation Working Group.  Seth holds an MBA from the University of Colorado – Denver and an undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond with a concentration in Accounting.

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    Mike Seminari

    MortgageSAT Director

    EXPERTISE HIGHLIGHTS

    BACKGROUND

    Mike Seminari offers a unique perspective on how technology, mortgage banking and the customer experience optimally work together. Mike joined STRATMOR Group in 2016 from Velocify where he served on the company’s NPS Board that was an integral in the company’s 30-point improvement in customer satisfaction. At STRATMOR, Mike has grown the MortgageSAT Borrower Satisfaction Program into an industry-leading customer experience service program that was recognized with the prestigious Innovation Award from the Progress in Lending Association in 2018. He is adept at multi-media interactions, including blog, podcast and webinar broadcasts. Mike has authored more than 40 articles on borrower satisfaction, drawing from MortgageSAT’s rich data set (more than 150,000 surveys annually) and his monthly MortgageSAT Tip is available on the STRATMOR website and to tens of thousands monthly through Rob Chrisman’s column in Mortgage News Daily.