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STRATMOR Group can provide a top speaker to your most important company or association events and conferences.  Your organization can benefit from both our consultants’ experience and STRATMOR’s industry-leading benchmarking data.  There is no better team in the industry for informing and enlivening your event or conference.

Upcoming Speaking Events

  • October 2019
  • Southeast Credit Union Real Estate Network (SECUREN) 2019 Annual Conference

    Sponsored By: SECUREN
    Speaker: Rob Chrisman
    October 23-24, 2019
    Chattanooga, TN
    Description:

    Join Rob Chrisman for an industry discussion on October 24 at the Southeast Credit Union Real Estate Network’s annual conference at the Westin in Chattanooga, Tennessee. For information and to register, visit the SECUREN conference website.

    MBA Annual Convention and Expo 2019

    Sponsored By: Mortgage Bankers Association
    Speaker: Garth Graham, Seth Sprague, CMB
    October 27-30, 2019
    Austin, TX
    Description:

    The MBA’s Annual Convention & Expo is the nation’s largest gathering of real estate finance professionals. Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned professional, everyone who’s anyone in real estate finance should be there. Attendees include professionals working in the single-family sector of the real estate finance industry. Many of STRATMOR’s team will be at the event and Principal Seth Sprague, CMB and Garth Graham are presenters. Learn more about this important annual event at the MBA event website.


    STRATMOR Attendees: Lisa Springer, Jeff Babcock, Jim Cameron, Rob Chrisman, Tom Finnegan, Garth Graham, Seth Sprague, Mike Seminari
  • November 2019
  • Mortgage Bankers Association of Greater Kansas City

    Sponsored By: Mortgage Bankers Association of Greater Kansas City
    Speaker: Rob Chrisman
    November 13-14, 2019
    Leawood, KS
    Description:

    Rob Chrisman will be the speaker at the MBAKC’s Membership Luncheon on November 14 at 12 p.m. For more information, visit the MBAKC website.

    National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association 2019 Annual Meeting

    Sponsored By: National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association
    Speaker: Rob Chrisman
    November 18-20, 2019
    Nashville, TN
    Description:

    The National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) is the national voice of the reverse mortgage industry, serving as an educational resource, policy advocate and public affairs center for lenders and related professionals. Loan originators, underwriters, compliance staff, business owners, attorneys, counselors, servicers and processors attend NRMLA’s Annual Meeting & Expo to be part of the industry discussions that matter most to the business. Join Rob Chrisman for his session on the News of the Day on Monday, November 18. For more information, visit the event website.

    MBA's Accounting and Financial Management Conference

    Sponsored By: Mortgage Bankers Association
    Speaker: Seth Sprague, CMB
    November 19-21, 2019
    San Diego, CA
    Description:

    STRATMOR Principal Seth Sprague, CMB, will be speaking at the MBA’s Accounting & Financial Management Conference 2019 (AFM19) on the topic, “The Economics of Mortgage Servicing.” This comprehensive panel discussion will cover profitability, expenses, productivity, delinquency outlook, retention statistics and the bulk and co-issue market for mortgage servicing rights.  And, they will discuss servicing business from the standpoint of different market players – banks vs. independents, government servicers vs. conventional servicers – and the unique prospects and challenges facing each of these players. Visit the event website for more information.


    STRATMOR Attendees: Jim Cameron, Garth Graham, Seth Sprague, CMB
  • December 2019
  • MBA: School of Mortgage Banking II

    Sponsored By: Mortgage Bankers Association School of Mortgage Banking
    Speaker: Seth Sprague, CMB
    December 5, 2019
    Garden Grove, CA 92840
    Description:

    School of Mortgage Banking II, Managing Profitability and Risk in Mortgage Banking, emphasizes effective organization and management of the production, servicing and secondary marketing departments for the purpose of controlling risks and maximizing bottom-line profits. This course covers developing new markets, production management, servicing portfolio management and valuation, secondary marketing risk management and pricing strategy.

    STRATMOR Principal Seth Sprague, CMB is a presenter. For more information, visit the MBA’s School of Mortgage Banking webpage.

    MEET Our Speakers

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    Garth Graham
    Senior Partner

    jim-cameron

    Jim Cameron
    Senior Partner

    jeff-babcock

    Jeff Babcock
    Senior Partner

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    Rob Chrisman
    Senior Advisor

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    Tom Finnegan
    Principal

    Seth Sprague, CMB
    Principal

    Lisa-Springer

    Lisa Springer
    CEO

    nicole-yung

    Nicole Yung
    Senior Partner

     

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    Garth Graham

    Senior Partner

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    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

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    Jim Cameron has executed a broad range of assignments for STRATMOR Group's clients focused on benchmarking and performance measurement, strategic planning, production franchise vaulation, 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, Cheif 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

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    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

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    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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    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.

    Seth Sprague, CMB 

    Principal

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    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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    Lisa Springer

    Chief Executive Officer

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    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

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    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.