TMC President Rich Swerbinsky created a LinkedIn post of his ten favorite industry names in 2017, growing into The 50 Greatest Names in Mortgage Lending as the list took on a new life in the years to follow. The list was formalized, expanded to twenty names, and has continued to grow annually since. Inclusion on the list is considered extremely prestigious. And no, payments and/or gifts will not be accepted in exchange for consideration.
Check out this year's 50 greatest names in mortgage lending:
1. Robert Fightmaster, First State Bank - This is like Cal Ripken’s record, no one is unseating this one.
2. Hakan Wildcat, Sunflower Bank Mortgage - Best part about this name is he’s just some totally average looking middle-aged white dude from Lawrence, KS.
3. Harmony Frimpong, Atlantic Coast Mortgage - I want to skip and frolic while saying this name.
4. Tallman Johnson, The Mortgage Bankers Association - Stands five feet, nine inches tall, which HAS to disappoint his parents.
5. Harry Glanz, Capital Mortgage Funding - Hopefully he states his name after shaking hands in meetings.
6. Shy Tittlebaum, Crescent Mortgage - Crescent Mortgage with FOUR names in the top forty, an interesting recruiting strategy.
7. Pierce Outlaw, Patriot Home Funding - Good name for a lead character in a crappy romance novel.
8. Chuck Chill, Flagstar Bank - I just wanna have a beer with this guy so I can say I chilled with Chuck Chill.
9. Rusty Wiglesworth, Raymond James - An inordinate number of people on this list are in secondary marketing. Draw your own conclusions.
10. Liberty Tribe, Crescent Mortgage - We won’t make people call her Liberty Guardians.
Could Double As SuperHero Names
11. Prince Aurora, Aurora Financial
12. Von Ringger, Comerica
13. Richard McCool, Merchants Bank of Indiana
14. Monroe Thrower, GBC Funding
Would Be Top Ten Names In Almost Any Other Industry
15. Fobby Naghmi, First Option Mortgage
16. Riley Spear, Simple Nexus
17. Baird Marble, New Rez Correspondent
18. Cameo Manci, Wells Fargo
19. Lilit Snoke, Amerihome Mortgage Company -
20. Flisadam Pointer, REMN Wholesale
21. Aimee Clinkenbeard, Trademark Title
22. Ivy Zelman, Zelman & Associates
23. Cola Galvin, Homespire Mortgage
24. Cat Totty, R Bank
25. Shadi Taylor, Huntington Bank
26. Aspasia Chamoun, Bank Fund Staff Federal Credit Union
I Want To Have A Beer With These Guys
27. Lou Machos, Landmark Network
28. Rocky Rockwell, First Guaranty Mortgage Corp
29. Rock Planck, Fairway Independent Mortgage
30. Rock Primas, Archwell
31. Bucky Houser, Centennial Mortgage
32. Scott Beer, Hallmark Home Mortgage
33. David Sober, Voxtur
34. Dave Savage, Mortgage Coach
35. Tom Fortune, OVM Financial
36. Blake Boss, Active Comply
37. Harry Holder, Veritas Funding
38. Johnny Margarini, Point Mortgage
39. Freddy Casanova, The Money Source
40. Zeke Wolfgang, Freddie Mac
May Need A Legal Name Change To Remain On The List
41. Patrick Lockington - Black Knight/Optimal Blue
42. Scotty Pickle, Celebrity Financial
43. Drais Von Hagen, Crescent Mortgage
44. Dionisia Bejarano Coffman, Chase
45. Carmel York, Optifunder
46. Feliks Viner, First World Mortgage
47. Geri Glixman, First Integrity Mortgage
48. Rusty Creel, Crescent Mortgage
49. Matt Mullet, First Security Bank of Washington
50. Darwin Day, Franklin American