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At Cornerstone Home Lending, we create a happy workplace that inspires team members, drives production, and builds lasting legacies.

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The Cornerstone Difference

Cornerstone Home Lending was created in 1988 with the goal to add legacy value to all of its team members by building a team of talented, caring people who were passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives through the platform of home lending.

Over three decades and 460,000 satisfied customers later, Cornerstone was approved as a state savings bank in October 2022. We have become a recognized national lender with high ratings for customer service and team member satisfaction. With mortgage professionals like YOU, our success story will continue to grow.

For us, mortgage is about making the dream of homeownership a simple, easy process through service-centric team members who are supported by world-class technology and efficient processes. We will always be committed to do what’s right for our team members and the people we serve. We put people over profits, and we build solid relationships that last a lifetime.

A Strong Foundation

  • 34 years in business - Proven management teams have successfully navigated Cornerstone through various economic cycles
  • Our in-house processing, underwriting, and funding teams are ready to ensure your loans close on time, every time
  • More than 50 investor sources with over 300 available loan products
  • Timesaving LoanFly® technology for faster, streamlined mortgage transactions
  • In-house mortgage loan servicing division staffed by a caring, elite team of Cornerstone loan servicing professionals and powered by cutting-edge technologies

Core Convictions

  • We conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity
  • We serve our customers
  • We respect and take care of our team members
  • We have a passion for excellence

A Shared Vision

  • In 1988, Marc Laird and Judy Belanger were working in the mortgage industry in Houston, Texas when they discovered that they shared a unique vision: to create a mortgage company that cares about the customer in the present and in the years to come.
  • Cornerstone believes that people have unique, God-given talents that should be used to make a difference in the lives of others. So, our mission is to always find and hire the right people to use their God-given talents to transform lives through home lending.
  • For us, mortgage is about people. It’s important to us to know what our clients are really looking for so we can explore the loan scenarios that might work for them. Getting a home is a big financial decision. We want to be there every step of the way to help ensure that the loan process goes smoothly. We want our clients to enjoy their experience so much that they continue to return, year after year.

Why Work with Us?

We Help You Grow Your Business:
  • Vast marketing resources – print media, social media posts, email campaigns, video, web design, blitz campaigns, event support, and promotional items
  • Mentorship and coaching
  • Internal podcast with tips
  • MBS Highway, HomeBot, and HomeScout accounts
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We Make You Feel Valued & Recognized:

From a Top Producer Trip for high-volume producers, to birthday and work anniversary recognitions, to loan production office holidays and giveaways, we see it as essential to celebrate and encourage our team members for doing an exceptional job.
"We believe we can accomplish worthwhile goals and achieve great success together as a team." -Marc Laird
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We Make Onboarding Easy:

When you join Cornerstone, our entire team has your back so you can get straight to production.

  • Training – We don’t bombard you with hours upon hours of training. We give you what’s important and required, and set you free to reach your sales goals.
  • Compliance & Licensing – Our licensing team cares as much about getting your credentials as you do–and it shows in their speed and efficiency. Your registration will be active at the earliest possible second. Plus, our dedicated compliance team ensures all operations and marketing initiatives always align with the latest industry regulations and best practices.
  • Marketing – You work directly with a marketing coordinator who ensures everything from your business cards to your website and personalized app are ready to go. Plus, our CRM experts will guide you through managing your database.
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We Improve Your Business:

There are 5.2 supporting Team Members for every 1 Loan Officer. Our in-house operations, time-saving LoanFly® tech tools, and dedicated team members deliver seamless, on-time closings, setting you up for continued success with clients and partners.

We offer 250+ loan programs, including niche and non-QM products. With our extensive mortgage menu, you can offer clients financing solutions that fit their needs and help them move fast in a competitive market.

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We Offer Competitive Compensation:
This is where we talk! Call us at (870) 273-4039 to learn more!
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Meet the Leadership Team

We are honored to lead and support such an outstanding group of people in the home financing industry.

"We respect and care for our people" is one of our core convictions as a company that we seek to live out daily. An entrepreneurial spirit is valued here, as we encourage our team members' input and ideas and as we support the growth and success of our our loan originators. Creating a supportive and happy workplace as we serve our customers with integrity and excellence helps drive our day-to-day work.

Adam Laird

Adam Laird

Chief Executive Officer / Mortgage Banker and Director
NMLS 1314682

Mr. Laird joined Cornerstone Home Lending as Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development in August 2014. He has served as Chief Administrative Officer of Cornerstone Home Lending since November 2019, and he has been a member of Cornerstone's Executive Committee since 2014. He has been a member of Cornerstone's Board of Directors since February 2021. He previously served as Cornerstone's Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development from August 2014-October 2019, where he assisted in a variety of new initiatives across the information technology, loan production and secondary marketing divisions, as well as coordinated strategic decisions relating to various legal, compliance, risk, human resources and administrative matters.

Jim Hunter

Jim Hunter

Regional President
NMLS 266865

With 33 years in the mortgage banking business, Jim Hunter leads with proven experience and is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of others. He joined Cornerstone Home Lending in January 2001 and partnered with Gene Humphries to build the Mountain West Region for Cornerstone. With Gene moving to a corporate role, Jim assumed the leadership as Regional President. Jim’s vision is to continue to create a fulfilling workplace with the highest quality of professional talent, working together to help people reach their dreams.

Gene Humphries

Gene Humphries

Chief Revenue Officer
NMLS 247425

After graduating from CSU with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Real Estate, Gene Humphries entered the mortgage industry. For the past 12 years he has been the Mountain West Regional President but has recently taken over a new roll, Chief Revenue Officer. Gene is passionate about providing superior customer service and positively impacting the lives of homeowners within the community. Outside of work he loves to go to church, travel, and be with his family and friends.

Cody

Cody Hart

Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis
NMLS 269170

Cody Hart graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 27 years of experience in the mortgage industry and has been the Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis for Cornerstone 12 years. In his free time, Cody enjoys golfing, hiking, traveling, four wheeling, and spending time with his family and friends.

Alice

Alice VonSeggern

Vice President, Production Support Manager
NMLS 1491764

Alice grew up in Iowa and graduated with a degree in education. She taught for a short time but quickly decided that mortgage banking offered lots of opportunity and constant learning. Starting as an assistant processor, she has held a multitude of positions from internal audit to managing an underwriting group. She now leads a fantastic team that is ready and able to help with nearly any challenge from pre-qualification through post-closing.

Pam

Pam Carrington

Regional Business Manager

Pam Carrington started her career in the mortgage industry right out of high school. After working for 6 years, she went to CSU and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Computer Information Management. She now has over 40 years of experience spanning from processing to originating. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

Connie

Connie Begger

Vice President of Operations

Connie Begger has worked in the mortgage industry since 1991. She manages processing and closing for the Mountain West Region and has previously managed post-closing operations and compliance/risk functions. Born in Billings, Montana, Connie earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Montana State University and her Master of Science in Finance from Colorado State University. She is an active member of CMLA, currently participating on the Operations and Compliance Forum.

Connie has lived in Colorado since 1990, and in her spare time, she enjoys gardening, yoga, and Pilates, but her favorite times are spent with her family. Connie takes pride in helping people obtain the American dream of home ownership!

Matt

Matt Richardson

Project Manager

After nearly 2 decades as the Mountain West Division IT Support Specialist, Matt moved into a new role in 2020. This role has allowed him to expand his sphere of influence to include project management, program development, report creation and management, IT Support, and team member engagement and accountability. Matt strives to make a positive difference in the lives of our team members every day. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife and family, visiting breweries with friends, and tailgating at CSU football games.

Stace

Stacey Harding

Senior Vice President of Strategic Growth

Stacey Harding, Senior Vice President of Strategic Growth for Cornerstone Home Lending, is a mortgage banking executive with 38 years of broad experience in the mortgage lending industry. Mr. Harding is passionate about building and growing production teams and believes his approach to servant leadership has been the key to his success.

During his diverse career, in addition to Originations and Branch Management, he managed a National Operations and Originations platform for a top 3 builder-owned mortgage company and served as Executive Vice President and National Production Manager for another Colorado mortgage company. In his new role, Mr. Harding will be working with the Executive and Regional Leadership teams at Cornerstone Home Lending to help grow and lead the organization with quality production teams, including new Branch Offices, as well as strategic Joint Ventures.

Tonya

Tonya Riney

Regional Talent Acquisition Manager

Tonya is a Regional Talent Acquisition Manager at Cornerstone. She joined Cornerstone in 2020 to support the advancement of the Humphries Region, and comes with over 12 years of recruitment experience. Tonya is very knowledgeable in developing sourcing strategies, behavioral assessments, relationship development and employment marketing. And, she is passionate, to say the least, about helping individuals reach their professional goals.

Tonya and her husband, Gary, have two daughters, and recently added a Labradoodle to the family. In her free time she enjoys following her daughters’ activities, attending concerts and traveling.

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