Employee Testimonials

November 2011

As always, we came together as a team and made it [funding] happen! The borrower knows we went the extra mile, and the builder was WOWED by how quickly we got it done. I am THANKFUL to be at a great company with a great team and a CAN DO attitude that has been lost at a lot of companies but not at Cornerstone. Our vision and our purpose speak volumes that we live by what we stand for!                   
-Janelle Carver, Loan Officer

We have more than half of our underwriters committing some of their Thanksgiving weekend hours to serve CMC.  What a great TEAM!
-Tammy Pullen, Underwriting Manager

This has been a great year, and I’m very happy to be part of the team here. Even though I worked with most of the people in CO about 10 years ago, I felt at home with the others here and at the corporate level from Day One. I’m looking forward to many more anniversaries here!
-Tony Bowe, Underwriting

I’m very happy and proud working for Cornerstone Mortgage.
Thank you, Carrie and Dan, for letting me be part of your team!
-Nelson Valenzuela, Sr. Mortgage Consultant

I am truly blessed to be part of this company and look forward to many, many, more anniversaries with Cornerstone.
-Misty Dumas, Secondary Marketing

I can already say I am truly excited to be a part of this great company!  I really appreciate the sincere welcome and the continued support from all areas week!
-Jean Musgrove, Production Assistant

I am truly blessed to be a part of Cornerstone!!
-N. Jeannie Cogdill, Loan Officer

Thank you for all that you do for Cornerstone. The care that you demonstrate is something that is missing in corporate America.
-Mary Lee, Loan Officer

Marc, you are awesome to work for, and I feel privileged to work for such a great company! I am aligned with Cornerstone's sense of urgency, excellent service, and integrity. I look forward to contributing to Cornerstone's success!
-Rhonda Wolff, Business Development Coordinator

I really appreciate how supportive you were when I approached you with a request that we participate in DELRAP. I recognize that not a lot of correspondent lenders are participating in the program, so it made it all the more special when you agreed to do so. I’m excited to inform you that this morning Cornerstone input our first DELRAP project approval, and we’ll be closing the loan in the next couple of weeks. I have been especially impressed with Tammy Pullen’s leadership and determination as she pushed through the obstacles with HUD and guided Diane Rivera through the evaluation of the project. I can’t begin to tell you what a victory this has been, and the number of inquiries I’ve been receiving from the local Realtors seeking to work with someone that can facilitate FHA financing on condos.
Thank you so much!
-Nader Chahine, Loan Officer

I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for you.  Having the opportunity to work in the mortgage industry and be of service to such great sources and clients [in addition to] being a part of making homeownership dreams come true has been one of the greatest blessings in my life, and I am so very grateful!   Thank you for the opportunity to work with you, and thank you for all that you do to make a difference in the lives of so many people. 
-Sharla Ellis, Loan Officer

At this time of year we are reminded to give thanks for the many blessings we have been privileged to receive. I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude for your continued support and guidance.
-Andrina Valdes, SVP Builder Division

Thank you for inspiring me to send these [thank you notes to people who have made a difference in our lives].  I wouldn’t have done it without your influence.  I feel that the leadership philosophy of this company—as displayed by you, Gene Humphries, Jim Hunter, Tim Oddo, and the Colorado Team, in general—is the driving force for me in making this such a wonderful environment to which I come to work to each day. 
-Lisa Martin, Senior Mortgage Loan Officer

I am the new Business Development Manager for the Jackson, Mississippi, branch.  I recently moved from Houston, Texas, where I attended Bible study with Bridgette Dickson and Lauren Lucas from your PR department. I was amazed with all of the positive things they always had to say about Cornerstone. After being here a month, it is great to see that you truly care about your employees. I read the letter you sent to our office and immediately wrote two notes to individuals that I am thankful for. Thank you so much for your letter and the AWESOME project you asked of us.
-Alyson Rossetti, Business Development Manager

I wanted to say “Thank you” so much for the very thoughtful idea [of sending notes to thank others for what they mean to us]. It has inspired me, so I will be sending these two cards out—and others as well—to show my gratitude. The atmosphere that permeates this company is like nothing I have ever experienced before. It really breeds compassion and team work. Thank you again for creating and nurturing that!
-Tiffiney McMann, Loan Coordinator & Production Assistant

I am thankful everyday for you and for Cornerstone and the vision that you have put into reality for your entire company!
-Katie Sparkman, Branch Manager & Senior Loan Officer

Thank you Marc for a great place to work! 
-Doug Brown , Loan Officer & Production Partner

As I have said before, you are awesome! I am glad to be here and thankful for a great place with people like we have!
-Tim Lombardo, Senior Mortgage Banker

We could not do what we do without the support of our amazing underwriters!  A sincere “Thank you” to all of you.
-Ryan Leahy, Senior Loan Officer

We do have the very, very BEST underwriters: they are always there to take calls after hours, working on weekends and holidays so we can get our loans closed. Many thanks to all of you!
-Elaine Shepperd, Loan Operations  

For 21 years I have been blessed to be a part of the Cornerstone family, and this is the reason! We do what we do to be what we are, so on that note “Way to go, underwriters!”
-Janelle Carver, Loan Officer

I have to admit, these past three years have changed my life. I thank Cornerstone so much for welcoming me and making me feel like a valued employee.
-Joy Agee, Appraisal Coordinator

Posting by the San Antonio Branch’s Builder Division
What a wonderful thing to be in a position to give to others who are less fortunate. The support and donations were more than we ever imagined, and I am truly blessed to be working with people with such giving spirits. Each basket comes with a $25 gift card to HEB for the purchase of the turkey. With 22 baskets, we well exceeded our goal as a branch of 10 families. Because we received names and addresses for 16 families, we still have 6 extra baskets.  If you know someone with a family who may be wondering if they can afford a Thanksgiving dinner this year, please let me know as soon as possible.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity of being a part of a wonderful company, and I hope to invest many more years here at Cornerstone!
-Dameion Vital, Commissions Accountant

I feel very blessed to be on board with Cornerstone. Everyone has been fantastic so far. I am eager to make myself a great asset to your team.                                                   
-Annette Christian, Transaction Coordinator

I am a blessed man to be employed here and to work with such fine people. Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the family.
-Derek Bolls, Compliance Officer

I’m really enjoying my work here. All the employees I’ve met have been friendly and welcoming. I was touched by the sincerity and integrity of your video introducing new employees to the company and am looking forward to being a part of Cornerstone’s community and vision.
-Tracy Jones, Instructional Design Writer

It has been a pleasure and an honor to work for Cornerstone.
-Blanca Venegas-Barrera, Customer Service Representative

It’s a pleasure to work for such a great company that starts at the top with great people.
-Ann  Coughenour,  Senior Loan Officer

I LOVE working for such a great company.
-Debbie Clark, Business Development Manager

I appreciate your taking time out of your busy day to remember me on Year 2. I truly enjoy working here and am grateful that I have been given the opportunity to work for Cornerstone.
-Melissa Staller, Senior Loan Officer

Working for Cornerstone continues to be a blessing.
-Liz Kundrath, Closing Coordinator

Our entire Secondary TEAM is the BEST in the World! They are always extremely responsive, knowledgeable, and helpful! We saved a deal tonight and, more importantly, helped a large builder relationship. I just wanted to recognize the facts.
-Sam Bursch, Senior Loan Officer

To our Processors & Closers,
I don't think I have ever had a smoother month of processing, closings, minimal fund-around’s, and minimal OFC’s that allowed us to meet deadlines, etc. amid a state of large volumes and transition (and a little chaos).  Amazing! Wow and wow! Hats off to all of you and thank you to the centralized team for being there during our transition. Cindy, you guys [in operations] came to our rescue and made/are making a difference. We'll need you for a little while longer and appreciate your positive attitudes.
-Sharla Ellis, Loan Officer

It’s certainly been my pleasure to work with such a great group of folks for the last six years, and I hope to continue a lot longer.
-Debbie Wleczyk, Loan Servicing

You are a great leader, Marc. I am so thankful for you and for your commitment to Sales Mastery. I loved being with you guys. I can’t wait to continue to help you and Cornerstone’s dreams come true. Thanks for being there.
-Todd Duncan, Sales Mastery Founder

Thank you for your hospitality during our visit out to your Houston Office. What an awesome company you guys have built!
-Joe Wiggins, Mortgage Professional

I want to thank you for the opportunity to attend the Sales Mastery Seminar this year. We appreciate your generosity, and you can be sure that we will put our abundance of learning and information to good work. We are very glad that we made the move to Cornerstone and look forward to completing our career here. We so appreciate the culture of the company and are very aware that this comes from the top. I told Todd that I plan to be on that stage five to seven years from now to say what a great ride it has been, and that if you do the right things and work for the right company, you can achieve your dreams. So, in closing, thanks for providing the right company and for making Sales Mastery an extra special event.
-John & Cristie Stapp, Production Partners

I am a first-time homebuyer! While I have heard of horror stories regarding other lending companies and their process, Cornerstone blows such myths out of the water. I have experienced the Cornerstone difference firsthand, and I have learned that we really are family! What a wonderful blessing to be able to be provided so with so much!                                   
-Erich Hoff, Public Relations