Hear From Our Members
Celebrating the success of Young Mortgage Professionals
/// Nate Clear - Senior Account Executive
/// Luke Florian - Entrepreneur, Investor & Author
Nate Clear is a Senior Account Executive at FirstFunding, Inc. serving the non-delegated correspondent and broker to banker market segment since March of 2012. A 2011 Graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA, Nate graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in Business Administration with a minor in economics. During his time at FirstFunding Nate has been responsible for the training of investor partner account executives regarding warehouse lines and the non-delegated and correspondent business channel, thus increasing FirstFunding market share by growing the number of active correspondent client partners by 100%. He is active in the recruitment and training of new account executives. Nate is eager to inform the millennial generation of the terrific opportunities available in the mortgage banking space and to and mentor millennials joining our
Luke Florian, principal at Freedom Enterprise Holdings, specializes in asset management, capital raising, finance, business start-ups, project management, operations and real estate brokerage.
Luke has been involved in the purchase, sale and/or management of more than 250 properties over the past several years, including residential, mixed-use and commercial assets. He has overseen more than 40 residential redevelopment projects annually, wholesaled assets to other investors and actively participate in joint ventures.Active in his community, Luke has provided support for Acts 4 Ministry, donating home goods and furnishings to families in need.
In 2014, Luke published "6 Figure Freedom,” which became an Amazon best-seller in its first week, and continues to sell well. The book has enabled Luke to share his story and challenge conventional thinking.
Ryan Kelly has worked in a marketing capacity for the past five years in the mortgage banking industry at both Norcom Mortgage and Plaza Home Mortgage, Inc. He currently holds the title of Marketing Manager at Plaza Home Mortgage with a focus on crafting marketing campaigns, materials, branding and social media management. He has a passion for understanding consumer behavior and advertising and finds his career at Plaza Home Mortgage rewarding because "We think of ourselves as an in-house marketing agency, which allows us to have a customer-centric approach and mindset." Ryan holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology & Communications from Central Connecticut State University and is currently pursuing his master's degree in Graphic/Informational Design. Ryan has been recognized for his work at Norcom Mortgage in social media as the 1st place winner in the New England Financial Marketing Awards presented by The Warren Group.
/// Ryan Kelly - Marketing Manager