Kelly Zitlow Returns To CHL

Kelly Zitlow is rejoining Cornerstone Home Lending (CHL) as its EVP of Sales and Engagement, the company announced in a press release

“I could not be more excited to be back ‘home’ with Cornerstone Home Lending,” she said.

“During a time when many mortgage companies are struggling, Cornerstone Home Lending continues to be a standout leader in the industry, providing strength and stability in the market by expanding product/service offerings and carefully considering the needs of its clients.”

Zitlow worked for CHL as a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist for just over three years, starting in 2017. During this time, she was a nationally-recognized originator who ranked among the country’s top producers.

In early 2022, however, she left the company to become a Senior Mortgage Advisor and Head of Elite Branch Network for Keller Mortgage. 

She returns to CHL in a new role just before her 27th anniversary in residential home lending, and on the heels of CHL’s acquisition of The Roscoe State Bank, creating Cornerstone Capital Bank, SSB. 

“The bank acquisition provides an expanded product line and the ability to lend across state lines in 37 states plus the District of Columbia (with more states to come), which is a game changer for our loan officers, clients, and real estate partners,” Zitlow noted. 

Cornerstone Home Lending is moving its mortgage loan servicing operations in-house, a tactic similarly adopted by loanDepot earlier this year.

Cornerstone launched an in-house servicing system for new loan originations in April. “Cornerstone’s dedicated loan servicing team will continuously elevate every aspect of the loan servicing process to raise the bar for customer satisfaction,” said Toby Wells, managing director of loan servicing.

Zitlow has been highlighted in both the Scotsman Guide and National Mortgage News Magazine. 

She is also a certified continuing education instructor and produces educational videos for brokers, borrowers, and real estate agents on and

Cornerstone Capital Bank is based in Houston and provides full-service, in-house mortgage loan servicing operations.