With The Holidays Here, Industry Leaders Share What They Are Grateful For

By KIMBERLEY HAAS Industry leaders are sharing their thoughts as 2022 winds down and they are expressing gratitude despite challenges in the current market. Bill Banfield, EVP of Capital Markets at Rocket Mortgage in Detroit, Michigan, said he appreciates the mental stimulation of navigating a tough market because people are forced to get creative in finding solutions for customers. “Your company, your teams, you get to try to figure out how you can help people or how you can improve your company. It’s actually a much more fascinating time than when you’re in a super boom and all you can do is talk about rates and payments,” Banfield said. Banfield had just sat down with The Mortgage Note to talk…

Bonzo’s CEO Says You Can Have It All

By KIMBERLEY HAAS The newly named Chief Executive Officer for Bonzo said in a recent interview that a secret to success is building work around your life. “What do you love to do? What are you interested in?” Chad Jampedro asked while talking about what his advice to young people is. “Choose your obsession,” Jampedro said. “You can have it all.” Jampedro sat down with The Mortgage Note after transitioning from home lending to relationship management. He is the former President of GO Mortgage, according to LinkedIn. Jampedro was a customer and investor at Bonzo before being named CEO this spring. He described the stress related to home lending during COVID. “It was an all-out sprint for two years,” Jampedro…