Wow! This year has been monumental for AdvantageFirst Lending. Looking back over the last 12 months, I am amazed with how much we’ve grown. When I launched this company in 2014, I would’ve never imagined we’d be crushing goals and impacting so many lives. I couldn’t be happier as CEO. To give you a glimpse into what 2018 looked like for us, here are some of our greatest accomplishments.
February – To strengthen our management team, Justin Walsh was brought on as Vice President and Laura Noriega as Processing Manager.
April – We grew so much we had to expand into a new office in Mission Viejo with triple the square footage.
August – A company record was set with 43 fundings totaling over $17 million in funded loan volume for the month.
October – We transitioned from a Mortgage Broker to a Direct Lender!
December – Over the last 12 months, we’ve grown from 4 total employees to a team of 20 total employees!
Also, I must mention our littlest additions to the team. My second son, Isaac, was born in April and Justin’s second daughter, Hensley, in September.
This growth and increased strength of our team has allowed us to set multiple company records and fund over $120 million in total funded loan volume. What a great year! Cheers to looking forward to a 2019 that is even more successful!