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2019 CMLA Mortgage Expo
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Building and Leading Successful Loan Origination Teams
How can your business thrive during major shifts in markets? Creating and building a successful team of Loan Originators is a key ingredient for leading a successful business through varied markets. Melanie Nygren and Ariel Solomon have led origination teams that produce in excess of a billion dollars per year They have weathered the storm during this ever changing industry for over three decades. Attend this insightful session where they share their experience on how to build and retain a world class team of originators.
Melanie Nygren
Melanie Nygren - Premier Mortgage Group
Melanie Nygren entered the mortgage banking business right after graduating from the University of Colorado. She will tell you that mortgage lending is in her blood. She is passionate about the impact that she has had on her Customers lives, advising and originating loans and now leading a division of Loan Officers in Colorado.
Melanie started in the business originating loans and quickly realized that she loved building teams. She Managed for Bank Western/FBS for eleven years and then joined Premier Mortgage Group in 1997 as an Owner and Production Manager.
She built a Colorado team of Loan Officers that produced in excess of a billion dollars a year. Melanie and her Partners sold Premier Mortgage Group to Cherry Creek Mortgage Company (CCMC) in 2006 and she continues to run a division for CCMC today with many of the same Loan Officers and Support team that have been with her for decades. She believes that the amazing team of Employees and the longevity and commitment they have to each other is the key to their success that has endured the many changes we’ve experienced over the last three decades.
Today Melanie and her Business Partner, Ariel Solomon run a production division for CCMC and independently own three additional mortgage companies with Realtor partners.
Melanie, born in Boulder has been married to her husband, Charlie (also a CO native) for 29 years and they cherish their lives being active in the Community and with family and friends. They love cycling, hiking and spending time with their two Children, Lauren and Cole. While Cole resides in California today, Melanie sees Lauren often as she is now originating loans after a career in commercial real estate. Today she claims that mortgage banking is in her blood!
Ariel Solomon
Ariel Solomon - Premier Mortgage Group
Ariel Solomon grew up in Boulder, Colorado and began his career in mortgage lending after he moved back home following a 6-year career in the National Football League. He soon moved into a leadership position alongside his business partner, Melanie Nygren to lead the most successful and longest tenured mortgage brokerage in Boulder, employing well over 40 people locally and almost 100 statewide. During this time Ariel was also consistently a top loan producer in the country year in and year out.
He now leads a stellar team of Loan Officers, Production Partners and Loan Processors who form Team Solomon. Ariel also runs a production division along with his business partner Melanie for Cherry Creek Mortgage Company. They also independently own three additional mortgage companies with Realtor partners.
Since his early days on CU’s 1990 National Championship football team, to his more recent philanthropy, community has always been an important part of Ariel’s life. He has worked alongside his wife Kristen to help the I Have a Dream Foundation provide college scholarships for under privileged youth in Boulder County and across Colorado. Ariel also supports Children’s Hospital through their Courage Classic cycling event and he is on the Community Foundation Real Estate Giving Committee. Ariel also sits on the Professional Sports Counseling Panel, co-chaired the Sustainable Excellence Initiative along with his wife Kristen, raising $105 million to build the new athletic facilities.