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Welcome to California MBA's podcast, Connect, our all-new podcast featuring one-on-one interviews with some of the top movers-and-shakers in the mortgage industry.

California MBA serves to represent the residential and commercial real estate finance industry before all governing bodies. The California MBA encourages and promotes sound business practices and honesty in marketing, origination, lending and servicing of mortgage loans through our educational and networking opportunities.

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Welcome to California MBA's podcast, Connect, our all-new podcast featuring one-on-one interviews with some of the top movers-and-shakers in the mortgage industry.

California MBA serves to represent the residential and commercial real estate finance industry before all governing bodies. The California MBA encourages and promotes sound business practices and honesty in marketing, origination, lending and servicing of mortgage loans through our educational and networking opportunities.

    Connect with Aaron Samples, Chief Revenue Officer, Logan Finance Corporation | Episode 192

    Connect with Aaron Samples, Chief Revenue Officer, Logan Finance Corporation | Episode 192

    Welcome to Connect, a podcast featuring one-on-one interviews with some of the top movers and shakers in the mortgage industry. This week we welcome Aaron Samples, Chief Revenue Officer, Logan Finance Corporation

    1:22 - I always like to get started with our journeys to the mortgage industry.  Tell us how you got into this business.

    2:52 - You’ve had a long history in the mortgage industry, We’re coming off of a tough year for originators. How can a company be competitive in a purchase market like this? How does Logan Finance set themselves apart from competitors?

    9:05 - What are some of the opportunities in today’s market for the non-QM lending space?

    12:54 - Being a leader during hot markets is much different than challenging markets, like we’re in today. What are some of the leadership values that can help companies navigate the tough times?

    16:20 - You’ve had a successful career in financial services, what advice would you give a young mortgage professional just starting out?

    18:30 - Logan Finance is a member of the California MBA, for which I’m always grateful. Can you share with us why you choose to support our organization?

    To learn more about the California MBA visit www.cmba.com and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast and stay tuned for our next episode!

    • 20 min
    Connect with Boaz Reisman, AI and Machine Learning Expert, Dark Matter Technologies | Ep. 191

    Connect with Boaz Reisman, AI and Machine Learning Expert, Dark Matter Technologies | Ep. 191

    Welcome to Connect, a podcast featuring one-on-one interviews with some of the top movers and shakers in the mortgage industry. This week we welcome Boaz Reisman, AI and Machine Learning Expert, Dark Matter Technologies

    1:24 - I always like to get started with a little background, so tell us how you got into the mortgage business.

    4:13 - Artificial intelligence is used in an ever-increasing capacity in this industry and is top of mind for all lenders. What would you say is AI’s most effective aspect for the mortgage industry?

    6:50 - The field of AI in general is met with such mixed reviews. The unimaginable potential and the fear of replacing humans! What are your thoughts on the future of AI in general?

    13:42 - Dark Matter is a fascinating company, tell us about the company’s priorities in 2024?

    To learn more about the California MBA visit www.cmba.com and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast and stay tuned for our next episode!

    • 18 min
    Connect with Mortgage Innovators Conference 2024 | Episode 190

    Connect with Mortgage Innovators Conference 2024 | Episode 190

    This is a special episode with the two hosts of California MBA's 2024 Mortgage Innovators Conference. Join Susan as she is joined by Kevin Peranio, PRMG and Paul Gigliotti, PJ Operations to talk about the exciting event in May.

    To learn more about the conference and to register, visit mortgageinnovators.com/conference

    • 11 min
    Connect with Erin Wester, VP, Product Management, Optimal Blue | Episode 189

    Connect with Erin Wester, VP, Product Management, Optimal Blue | Episode 189

    Welcome to Connect, a podcast featuring one-on-one interviews with some of the top movers and shakers in the mortgage industry. This week we welcome Erin Wester, VP, Product Management, Optimal Blue

    1:35 - I always like to get started with a little background, so tell us how you got into the mortgage business.

    3:21 - As lenders are coming off an incredibly challenging year, 2023, what are the top solutions Optimal Blue is offering to help lenders be successful in this market?

    9:13 - You were named one of “The Most Powerful Women in Fintech” in 2023 by PROGRESS in Lending Association, how did you react when you heard the news?

    10:09 - Optimal Blue is a member of the California MBA, for which we are always grateful and the company has supported many of our events and initiatives over the years. Can you share why Optimal Blue is such a big supporter?

    To learn more about the California MBA visit www.cmba.com and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast and stay tuned for our next episode!

    • 12 min
    Connect with Holly Neber, CEO, AEI Consultants | Ep 188

    Connect with Holly Neber, CEO, AEI Consultants | Ep 188

    Welcome to Connect, a podcast featuring one-on-one interviews with some of the top movers and shakers in the mortgage industry. This week we welcome Holly Neber, CEO, AEI Consultants

    1:35 - I always like to get started with our journeys to the mortgage industry.  Tell us how you got into this business.

    3:35 - It is not common to see someone at one company for as long as you’ve been with AEI – what a great story.  Corporate culture must have had a lot to do with your longevity at the company.  Tell us a little about AEI’s corporate culture

    5:18 - AEI offers a number of services, how has valuation and due diligence changed since the pandemic?

    7:10 - FHA Radon requirements changed a year ago - how has the industry adapted?

    9:53 - What is AEI seeing as far as office building valuation trends?

    11:03 - Being a leader during hot markets is much different than challenging markets, like we’re in today. What are some of the leadership values that can help companies navigate the tough times?

    13:37 - AEI Consultants has been a member of the California MBA for years AND have consistently sponsored our big Western States CREF Conference, for which I’m always grateful. Can you share with us why you choose to support our organization?

    To learn more about the California MBA visit www.cmba.com and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast and stay tuned for our next episode!

    • 15 min
    Connect with Rekha Siddani, EVP, National Credit Operations, Amerihome Mortgage | Episode 187

    Connect with Rekha Siddani, EVP, National Credit Operations, Amerihome Mortgage | Episode 187

    Welcome to Connect, a podcast featuring one-on-one interviews with some of the top movers and shakers in the mortgage industry. This week we welcome Rekha Siddani, EVP, National Credit Operations, Amerihome

    1:22 - I always like to get started with a little background, so tell us how you got into the mortgage business.

    3:59 - Rekha you’ve had a long history in the mortgage business, what is your outlook on the balance of 2024 for this industry?

    5:50 - What do you find to be the biggest challenge today for a mortgage banks underwriting and appraisal operations?

    8:39 - Cyber security continues to be a top priority for anyone in business. What advice would you give to lenders about prioritizing their data and information?

    11:07 - You’ve been at Amerihome for many years, what are the priorities for that company in 2024?

    13:12 - You’ve recently received the MBA’s Path to Diversity Scholarship, congratulations! Tell us more about that program

    To learn more about the California MBA visit www.cmba.com and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast and stay tuned for our next episode!

    • 15 min

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