Inlanta Mortgage announces Senior Management promotions

John Knowlton, Nicholas DelTorto, Chris Knowlton, and Joe Ramis receive promotions at Inlanta Mortgage.

John Knowlton, Nicholas DelTorto, Chris Knowlton, and Joe Ramis receive promotions at Inlanta Mortgage.

Inlanta Mortgage announces Senior Management promotions

Inlanta Mortgage announces multiple promotions in several key positions.

John Knowlton is a veteran of the mortgage industry. He started Inlanta Mortgage in 1993 with two branch locations. John will leave his post as CEO to serve as Chairman of the Board for Inlanta Mortgage.

Nicholas DelTorto will remain president and assume the role as CEO. “I consider myself privileged to know and work with Nick. He has done a great job in leading our company and senior management team since his promotion to president in 2012. He is dedicated to Inlanta and the success of our company,” said John Knowlton, Chairman of the Board.

Chris Knowlton, former vice president of marketing and information technology, is now senior vice president and chief information officer. Chris has been with Inlanta for 19 years. He has grown to lead all of the marketing and information technology teams, overseeing all branch internet functions, websites, social media, marketing, and customer retention programs. “It has been great to see his growth with our company,” said John Knowlton.

Joe Ramis, former vice president of business development, is now senior vice president of loan production. Joe has been with Inlanta since 2007. During this time, he has positioned the company for branch growth and has always been a great advocate for Inlanta’s branch employees. His new position will focus on continued branch and loan production development.

“Each of these individuals has been instrumental in our company’s growth and success. We look forward to our continued growth and success as they assume their new roles,” said John Knowlton.

 

 

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the home financing partner that you trust to serve your family, friends, and community. Through our family of dedicated mortgage professionals, our commitment is to deliver an exceptional experience. Our unwavering dedication to integrity, honesty and ethics is the foundation of all of our relationships.

 

About Inlanta Mortgage

Headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, Inlanta Mortgage is a growing mortgage banking firm committed to quality mortgage lending, ethical operations and strong customer service.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is an agency approved lender for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, FHA/VA, FHA 203K and USDA. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs.

Inlanta Mortgage was recently named a Top Workplace for a third time in 2015. Inlanta has also received the Platinum Million Dollar USDA Lender Award and has been recognized as a Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional and a Top 100 Mortgage Banking Company and 100 Best Mortgage Companies to Work For by Mortgage Executive Magazine.

Inlanta Mortgage, Inc. NMLS #1016

Nicholas DelTorto Elected to Mortgage Bankers Association Residential Board of Governors

Nicholas DelTorto Mortgage Banker of the Year award

Nicholas DelTorto elected to Mortgage Bankers Association Residential Board of Governors

Inlanta is please to announce our President, Nicholas DelTorto, was elected to the National Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG).With this appointment, DelTorto becomes the first member of the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association (WMBA) to be elected to the RESBOG.

“It is an honor to be named to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Residential Board of Governors,” DelTorto said. “I’m looking forward to working with some of the industry’s most respected and knowledgeable professionals to help represent and guide the residential mortgage financing concerns and challenges of our industry.”

The Mortgage Bankers Association is governed by a Board of Directors containing 26 people who are responsible for the overall management of the organization’s affairs. RESBOG handles the residential interests of MBA members, while the Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Board of Governors (COMBOG) handles commercial interests.

DelTorto will help carry out the MBA’s mission to establish an environment that enables members to achieve their personal business objectives and come together as a community to act as a voice for important regulatory and legislative issues affecting the industry. The organization seeks to represent all segments of the real estate finance industry and all types of stakeholders, including small town members to major Wall Street players.

DelTorto also recognized with WMBA Mortgage Banker of the Year Award

DelTorto was also recently presented with the Mortgage Banker of the Year award from the WMBA, a tremendous honor. This award, along with appointment to the board, is a testament to the quality of leadership he brings to the table with Inlanta. Our mission is to be a trusted home financing partner; having a company president who is a highly recognized, esteemed mortgage banker and a member of an influential industry governing body, such as the RESBOG, is another reason clients can feel good about placing their faith in Inlanta. Inlanta is the second largest mortgage financing provider in greater Milwaukee as ranked by the Milwaukee Business Journal. Inlanta has also been recognized as the #1 FHA, USDA and WHEDA lender in the state of Wisconsin.

“My goal, both as a member of RESBOG and with Inlanta, is to represent the best interests of residential mortgage providers of home mortgage financing and the customers we serve. The real estate and home mortgage market is the lynch pin to a strong economy,” said DelTorto. “I’m excited, after 33 years of my career, to have the opportunity to contribute to making a difference to the home mortgage finance process and work toward a simpler and safer market for everyone.”

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the home financing partner that you trust to serve your family, friends and community. Through our family of dedicated mortgage professionals, our commitment is to deliver an exceptional experience. Our unwavering dedication to integrity, honesty and ethics is the foundation of all of our relationships.

About Inlanta Mortgage

Headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, Inlanta Mortgage is a growing mortgage banking firm committed to quality mortgage lending, ethical operations and strong customer service.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is an agency approved lender for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, FHA/VA, FHA 203K and USDA. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs.

Inlanta Mortgage was recently named a Top Workplace for a third time in 2015. Inlanta has also received the Platinum Million Dollar USDA Lender Award and has been recognized as a Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional and a Top 100 Mortgage Banking Company and 100 Best Mortgage Companies to Work For by Mortgage Executive Magazine.

Locate an Inlanta Mortgage loan officer at https://www.inlanta.com/locations. Learn more about Inlanta Mortgage branch partnership opportunities or third-party origination solutions at http://www.inlantapartners.com, call 262-439-4260 or email partners@inlanta.com.

Inlanta Mortgage, Inc. NMLS #1016

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Inlanta Mortgage President Installed as President of WMBA

WMBA President Installation

Pictured above, left to right, are: John Watry, Chief Financial Officer, Inlanta Mortgage; John Knowlton, Chief Executive Officer, Inlanta Mortgage; Peter Bildsten, DFI Secretary; Georgia Maxwell, DFI Executive Assistant; and Nicholas DelTorto, President, Inlanta Mortgage.

Inlanta Mortgage President Installed as President of WMBA

Inlanta Mortgage is pleased to announce its President Nicholas DelTorto was installed as the president of the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association (WMBA) on Friday, June 14.

The new officers and board of directors, along with general membership and guests, attended an installation breakfast and meeting at Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee, with several Inlanta employees attending to support DelTorto.

The guest speaker was Secretary Peter Bildsten of the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). Secretary Bildsten spoke on a variety of topics relevant to the mortgage industry, including how well the housing market is doing in Wisconsin and the high quality of mortgage originations in Wisconsin compared to those of the nation. He also touched on regulation and licensing updates, including how the DFI is working with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on consumer complaints and audits.

“I am honored to be a part of the leadership team at the WMBA and look forward to working to accomplish the goals and initiatives set by the organization,” President Nicholas DelTorto said. “The WMBA had a great year under past President Dave Rouse’s leadership. The work of the executive committee has set the stage for improved membership value and a more active membership voice on the federal and state issues. During my term I am committed to continuing the standards that have been set by WMBA.”

Along with DelTorto, John Inzeo was installed as secretary/treasurer and Marcia Howe was installed as president-elect for the 2013-2014 term.

About Inlanta Mortgage

Inlanta Mortgage is proudly celebrating twenty years in business. Learn more about Inlanta’s twenty year history here.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS #1016.

American Legion Unveils New Memorial

Veteran Memorial American Legion Pewaukee

New Veteran Memorial at American Legion Post

The American Legion Post 71 unveiled the Pewaukee American Legion Veteran Memorial this past Memorial Day.  Veterans, their families, their loved ones, and the community lined up to witness the to unveiling of the Veteran Memorial, including Congressmen Jim Sensenbrenner.

Commemorating Our Veterans

According to the Pewaukee American Legion’s website, the commemorating of our Veterans has been taking place since the Grand Army of the Republic started memorializing the fallen shortly after the Civil War. Over the past sixty years the Pewaukee American Legion has sponsored the Memorial Day Parade that includes several stops at Veteran Memorials through the Village of Pewaukee in Wisconsin. This has long been the traditional parade for many to help memorialize the Veterans in their lives. 

Due to generous donations of from the public and local businesses in Southeastern, Wisconsin, the long standing fixture has been rehabilitated. Inlanta President Nicholas DelTorto was proud to attend the event as a sponsor and the son of General Nicholas DelTorto of the U.S. Army, who served from 1942-1980. Nick welcomed to the opportunity to support the Pewaukee Legion’s efforts to rebuild the Veterans Memorial and also arranged for a commemorative brick to be installed in honor of his father.  

More Photos of Veteran Memorial Unveiling in Pewaukee

General Nicholas DelTorto

Veteran Memorial Ceremony

Memorial Day Planes

 

About Inlanta Mortgage

Twenty years ago, our CEO and founder, John Knowlton assembled a small group of mortgage professionals and began offering mortgage lending services in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Twenty years later, Inlanta Mortgage continues to thrive, employing more than 200 people in 16 states. View our 20th Anniversary Video!

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS# 1016. Inlanta Mortgage is proud to be a recent recipient of a 2012 Top Workplace Award.

 

Top 100 Mortgage Company

Top 100 Mortgage Company 2012

We are pleased to announce that Inlanta Mortgage was named to Mortgage Executive Magazine’s “Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America in 2012.”

Top 100 Mortgage Company Criteria

This comprehensive list is composed of the nation’s top 100 closely held mortgage companies and banks as ranked by their total yearly mortgage volume. In putting together the list, the magazine seeks to recognize and celebrate the service, dedication, and hard work that mortgage originators, managers and executives put into building their companies and serving their clients. This year Inlanta ranked at number 85, moving up 14 spots from the previous year.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Mortgage Executive as a top mortgage company,” President Nicholas DelTorto said. “During this period of uncertainty in the industry, Inlanta has thrived and experienced its best year ever in 2012. We’ve got great people on our team and this ranking wouldn’t be possible without them. Our platform of high quality support services help our producers be the exceptional performers they are.”

Individual Loan Officers Recognized

In addition to being on the top mortgage company list, five Inlanta loan officers made the magazine’s top 1% of mortgage originators in America in 2012. Branch Manager Dennis DeGraveBranch Manager Jim Snyder and Loan Officer Steve Kern, from the Pewaukee, Wis. branch made the list. Also listed from the Overland Park branch, was Loan Officer Cindy Laffey.

In order to be eligible for this list, originators had to have a total personal production of at least $30 million in 2012. The magazine compiled the list to recognize and celebrate the service, dedication and hard work that leading mortgage professionals put into serving their clients during the home loan process.

“2012 was another great year; I couldn’t have done it without a great processor, company and my peers to keep me motivated,” Branch Manager Dennis DeGrave said. “I expect to continue my personal growth in the coming years with the support of Inlanta Mortgage Inc.’s training opportunities such as the Mastermind 2013 conference.”

Inlanta Mortgage branch managers and recognized loan officers will celebrate their rankings at the Mastermind 2013 event in Las Vegas on June 5 and 6.

Partnership Opportunities

If you are interested in joining Inlanta Mortgage or interested in opening a partner branch, please view our partner’s website here.

Inlanta Mortgage is proudly celebrating twenty years in business. Learn more about Inlanta’s twenty year history here.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS# 1016. Inlanta Mortgage is proud to be a recent recipient of a 2012 Top Workplace Award.

Inlanta Continues Growth – Adding Sales and Support Staff

Inlanta President Nicholas DelTorto

Inlanta Mortgage continues its expansion with six new employees and a promotion in the funding department. Over the past month, Inlanta has added two sales staff, three support staff and an intern at the corporate office.

“We are fortunate to continue our path of growth during such challenging economic times. We are adding quality sales staff and only the best support staff to help our producers,” President Nicholas DelTorto said (pictured above). “While mortgage rates continue to hover around record lows, we must continue to develop our sales and support teams to handle the increased purchase and refinance volume.”

Welcoming New Team Members

The Manchester, New Hampshire office hired Junior Processor Danielle Rollins, while the Newington, New Hampshire branch added Loan Officer Mark Coder and Loan Officer Michael Lewis to their team. The Appleton, Wisconsin branch also expanded with the addition of Processor Kyle Sommer.

Accounting Assistant Liz Labodda and Financial Intern Jared Wittman both were welcomed to the corporate office in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Labodda will assist the accounting department with appraisals, invoices, customer loan payments and act as a backup to the department. Wittman recently graduated from Waukesha County Technical College and will he train to gain experience within multiple departments including central processing, underwriting and funding.

Promoting from Within

Lead Shipper, Melissa Dickinson was promoted to post closing supervisor, where she will be responsible for overseeing the timely delivery of loans to the investors, coordination and completion of all investor post funding issues, final documents and government insuring.

Still Hiring Quality Mortgage Professionals

Inlanta is still looking to fill many new positions at both the corporate and branch level. Open positions at the corporate office include a shipping coordinator, a closing coordinator and experienced processors and underwriters. The Brookfield North branch is currently looking for a new loan officer and loan officer assistant. A complete list of open positions and their descriptions can be found online here.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS# 1016. Inlanta Mortgage is proud to be a recent recipient of a 2012 Top Workplace Award.

Inlanta Expands – Adds Sales & Support Staff

Teamwork

Inlanta Mortgage is delighted to announce the addition of fourteen employees, including four sales and ten support staff in the past month. The company has hired 76 new employees in 2012.

Welcoming New Inlanta Mortgage Employees

The Newington, N.H. branch added new Branch Manager Carol Zink-Mailloux and Jennifer St. Cyr as an administrative loan assistant. At the Manchester, N.H. branch, Jonathan Wagner joined the team as a loan originator.

The Madison, Wis. branch also expanded with the addition of Loan Originator Steve Radlinger and Receptionist Samantha Warden.

Other hires include: Loan Originator Mike Ponce in Oak Brook, Ill. and Administrative Loan Assistant Danna Johnson in Minocqua, Wis..

The corporate office in the Brookfield also added a number of new employees to maintain the high level of support services provided to partners and employees. The underwriting department added new Underwriter Trisha Mulder, while the funding department hired two File Document Review Clerks, Ashley Bruggenwirth and Tammy Baladraf. Clark Jester also joined the team as a government insuring specialist.

Mortgage Industry is Key Player in Economic Recovery

“We are very happy Inlanta is expanding and creating new jobs in this difficult economy. I believe this demonstrates the key role and importance housing and mortgage lending play in the health of our overall economy,” President Nicholas DelTorto said. “The low interest rates and slowly recovering housing market make us a micro case study for job growth. Our new support staff allows our loan officers to help even more customers achieve their home financing goals.”

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS# 1016. Inlanta Mortgage is proud to be a recent recipient of a 2012 Top Workplace Award. Inlanta Mortgage continues to seek qualified mortgage professionals for our team. Review our current job openings here.

 

DelTorto Named President of Inlanta Mortgage

Inlanta Mortgage is pleased to announce Nicholas J. DelTorto has been named president of the company. The former President, John Knowlton, announced the promotion at Inlanta’s annual sales conference in August at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. Knowlton will continue as chief executive officer.

Previously, DelTorto was the president of American Foundations MortgageBanc when it merged with Inlanta in August 2010. Prior to Inlanta, DelTorto was the president, CEO and founder of Amerihome Mortgage Company, a mortgage banking enterprise providing funding for residential and commercial loans from 1997 until the company was sold in 2008. DelTorto began his career at Fleet Mortgage Corporation which covered 14 years in New England, California and the Midwest. His career spans over 30 years in the mortgage banking industry.

“Nick has been an instrumental part of our growth and the Inlanta senior management team”, CEO John Knowlton said. “His knowledge, experience and leadership in the industry make him a great asset to the Inlanta team and I know he will continue to do great things as President.

Mr. DelTorto is also the president-elect of the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association, a state association of banks and mortgage lenders engaged in residential real estate sales, servicing and administration.

“I am fortunate and proud to be part of the Inlanta team. The mortgage and banking industry has faced tremendous changes and consolidation. This has not necessarily been in the best interest of consumers and many quality mortgage professionals,” DelTorto said. “Our focus on serving our customers, real estate agents and our employees has attracted many mortgage professionals that have been displaced by big banks and independent mortgage companies with the challenges over the past several years. We believe our platform is one of the best in the business.”

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products,  as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is  fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved.  Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS# 1016. Inlanta Mortgage is proud to be a recent recipient of a 2012 Top Workplace Award.

$4,000 Raised for Habitat for Humanity

Check presentation Habitat for Humanity

Inlanta Mortgage employees helped raise $4,000 for local charity. Pictured from left to right: HFH Board President Betsy Ellis, HFH Executive Director Rick Congdon, Inlanta President Nicholas DelTorto, Inlanta CFO John Watry.

Inlanta Mortgage held its eighth annual sales conference Monday August 13th and Tuesday August 14th at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, with over 100 employees in attendance.

This two day meeting brought both branch and corporate employees together to discuss and share best practices, department updates and corporate initiatives. The conference also hosted guest speaker Tammy Maddente, Vice President of First Weber Group, who gave a presentation on current real estate trends and changes and provided valuable insight into the industry directly from a Realtor perspective. The second day featured international speaker Matthew Ferrara who presented two sessions focusing on selling to the next generation of consumers and developing great growth strategies.

During the conference, Inlanta raffled off prizes donated by sponsors, with all proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County. Altogether, Inlanta employees donated over $2800. Inlanta Mortgage also contributed to the organization for a combined donation totaling $4000. The money will go towards Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County’s largest fundraising event, a wine tasting and silent auction on October 14th.

“This year’s conference was once again a huge success and the Harley Davidson Museum was a great venue,” CEO John Knowlton said. “It’s a great opportunity for our employees from around the country to get together and it gives them a chance to network and share what works in their respective markets. Having the meeting at the Harley Museum allows us to ‘show off’ Milwaukee to our guests from around the country. We are also extremely proud of what we were able to raise for Habitat for Humanity – which can be largely attributed to the generosity and kindness of our employees.”

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS# 1016. Inlanta Mortgage is proud to be a recent recipient of a 2012 Top Workplace Award.

 

Inlanta Mortgage Donates $1,000 to HRI

Inlanta Mortgage donates $1,000 to Housing Resources, Inc.

Pictured from left to right: CFO John Watry, HRI Director Trena Bond, Brookfield Manager Adam Deputy, EVP Nicholas DelTorto, President John Knowlton, COO Jean Badciong, and HRI Board Member Tammy Maddente.

Housing Resources, Incorporated (HRI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families purchase their own homes. Inlanta Mortgage is an organization dedicated to helping people realize the dream of home ownership.

On Tuesday, June 19, members of both organizations met to discuss the struggles many new home buyers are facing in South East Wisconsin with today’s economy and tighter lending environment. Executive Vice President Nicholas J. DelTorto welcomed HRI Executive Director Trena Bond and HRI Board Member Tammy Maddente (also of First Weber Group) to Inlanta’s Brookfield, Wis. headquarters for a working lunch to discuss how Inlanta can support the efforts of HRI as it helps potential homeowners with the challenges they face. lnlanta Mortgage affirmed its support of HRI’s initiatives with a $1,000 donation. Additionally the company will be available to participate in many of the first time homebuyer seminars sponsored by HRI in greater Milwaukee, Racine, and Waukesha.

“The challenges facing many first time homebuyers are tougher than ever since the mortgage market meltdown,” DelTorto said. “The underwriting guidelines and documentation requirements have become very strict with little to no flexibility, so it is more important than ever to have strong technical knowledge of the loan programs to serve the first time homebuyer. The loan officers at Inlanta are the best and most knowledgeable in the industry because mortgages are all they do every day.”

Inlanta and Bond look forward to further developing a relationship and finding new ways to help area residents realize the dream of home ownership. Inlanta Mortgage – Brookfield Manager, Adam Deputy was on hand to pledge his support and offer the assistance of his experienced team of mortgage loan professionals.

Bond and her team at HRI currently offer a number of services for homebuyers and homeowners including: post-purchase education and counseling, reverse mortgage counseling, a tool loan program, and down payment and closing cost grant assistance. HRI operates offices in Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Racine and be found online at www.hri-wi.org.