Claire Mahoney inherited the broker owner gene from her father and a shared passion for the housing industry. The ability to control her own destiny and future was also something that has greatly contributed to Mahoney’s interest in joining the wholesale mortgage channel. The past eight years have proven that she made the right decision in becoming a mortgage broker and with the Mortgage First Corporation continuing to provide top of the line service to consumers, the future is almost certainly bright.

What interested you in starting a career in the mortgage industry?

I’m a second-generation broker, so I watched…


Christine Beckwith, President & CEO, 20–20 Vision for Success Coaching and Consulting

As a seasoned veteran in the industry for 30 years and lauded with various industry awards, Christine Beckwith has brought her unique leadership skills to the wholesale mortgage industry through her coaching and consulting program. As a leading entrepreneur in the mortgage industry, Beckwith uses her own motivation to improve the broker channel and to emphasize emotional awareness through education.

What’s a career highlight you’re most proud of?

The philanthropic work and legacy work I am currently performing to help advance the mortgage industry and women in our field.

What’s unique about your business?

We are the largest mortgage banking…


Christina Harmes Hika, Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional, C2 Reverse Mortgage

Reverse mortgages have long been a source of confusion and fear with many consumers and brokers faced with misinformation and a lack of education. Reverse mortgage expert, Christina Harmes, sees reverse mortgage loans becoming an increasingly commonplace type of loan that can be utilized more fully as the retirement tool it’s meant to be. There is no doubt in Harmes’ mind that brokers are more than ready for the challenge.

What interested you in starting a career in the mortgage industry?

I wanted to help people by translating the complex into the simple and guiding people to good financial decision…


Cassie Schmalz, Managing Director of Compliance, Strategic Compliance Partners

As a trained lawyer, Cassie Schmalz has used her legal knowledge and experience to help establish Strategic Compliance Partners as the go-to compliance support for mortgage brokers across the country. Over the course of her 10 years in the mortgage industry, Schmalz has made it her priority to ensure that Strategic Compliance Partners provides the most comprehensive approach to compliance for broker shops of all sizes.

What’s a career highlight you’re most proud of?

I’m proud to build relationships and help my clients achieve their goals compliantly.

How has technology evolved and improved in the mortgage industry over the past…


Casey Cunningham, CEO and Founder, XINNIX

Over the course of her 37-year career and previously named one of Atlanta’s 5th Most Influential Female Business Owners, Casey Cunningham has defined and refined her craft through an insatiable passion for learning that she believes is embodied in all great leaders. That’s why she founded the industry leading knowledge academy, XINNIX, in order to help business owners hire, train and effectively scale their businesses.

What’s unique about your business?

What makes our company unique is the formula referred to as The XINNIX System in which we combine training, accountability and coaching to ensure powerful outcomes.

Why are you passionate…


Carrie Gusmus, Chief Executive Officer, Aslan Home Lending Corp

Throughout the past 20 years in the industry Carrie Gusmus of Aslan Home Lending Corp has received accolades such as 2019 HousingWire Women of Influence and multiple celebrations as a 5 Star Mortgage Professional. In the last year she has become a highly respected partner of the wholesale community and has pursued an aggressive growth strategy aimed at continued focus on broker development.

What’s a career highlight you’re most proud of?

Starting Aslan is by far my greatest career highlight. Leaving the retail lending environment after over 18 years and joining the broker community took me from captive to collaborator…


Ashley Miller — InsightsSuccess

As a 2020 Women With Vision Award Winner Ashley Miller is constantly sought after for advice on how women can thrive in the broker channel. After 12 years in the mortgage industry and returning to the wholesale channel in 2018, Ashley has prided herself in being a champion for broker success across the country.

What interested you in starting a career in the mortgage industry?

The real estate and mortgage industry always fascinated me due to the complexities of the transactions and I would often ask myself why the “American Dream” was such a confusing process. I dove in to…


Arlicia Jones, Broker Owner, Elite Lending Solutions Incorporated

Arlicia Jones joined the broker channel in 2017, believing that her ability to connect with both buyers and real estate agents would immediately set her up for success. Turns out, she couldn’t have been more right as Jones has quickly become one of the most impressive rising stars in the industry.

What interested you in starting a career in the mortgage industry?

I actually started in the mortgage industry after being a licensed real estate agent, because my client at the time had a horrible experience with a mortgage professional. I decided to get my license to change the narrative.


Angela Caputo, Senior Loan Officer, Delaware Financial Mortgage

In just under 5 years, Angela Caputo has become one of the top 20 most successful loan officers in the state of Delaware with an intense desire to continue her upward trajectory in the industry. She initially joined the wholesale channel in 2015 based on her love of community and her desire to find prospective homeowners the house of their dreams. She has accomplished that and then some, making her someone to watch as the wholesale channel continues to grow in market share across the country.

What interested you in starting a career in the mortgage industry?

I love finance…


These are challenging times economically, and while Covid-19 has boosted many e-commerce operators, importers still face the same challenges and concerns about the future. With many businesses taking active and preventive measures to cut back on spending, importers also seek ways to improve their bottom line prospects. One way is to forgo the middleman, the import brokers, and brokerage firms and file the ISF yourself!

What is Importer Security Filing (ISF) Filing?

Before jumping in to explore the benefits of internet-based solutions for exporters, including self-filing the ISF 10+2 form online, let’s understand what this famous form is all about.

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