President, Direct Lending
As president for direct lending, Chad Smith leads a team of more than 1,000 strong, who serve clients nationwide from web business centers in Arizona, California, Michigan, Texas and Tennessee.
Chad brings more than 15 years of experience in mortgage-industry sales and processing leadership to the company. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in building sales production teams and driving revenue growth for national, publicly traded consumer-direct lending companies.
He most recently served as senior vice president of production at Discover Home Loans, where he oversaw all mortgage production and helped grow the company’s mortgage business through three different merger-and-acquisition transactions with minimal attrition.
Prior to Discover, Chad was senior vice president of production at LendingTree Loans, where he led sales and processing teams across six states, generating more than $4 billion in annual funding.
He is an accredited mortgage professional registered with the Mortgage Bankers Association and is SAFE licensed through the National Mortgage Registry.
Chad attended Northern Arizona University.