TROY, Mich., Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) President/CEO Mat Ishbia has been named a Vanguard Award winner by HousingWire, one of the housing industry's premier news outlets. This marks the second award that Ishbia received from HousingWire in 2015, as he was previously tabbed as a Rising Star in June. Ishbia is one of only two people to have been named both a Rising Star and a Vanguard Award winner.
In its inaugural year, the Vanguard Award recognizes C-level professionals who have become leaders in their respective fields within housing and mortgage finance – those whose leadership is moving markets forward, each and every day.
"It's a great honor to be selected as one of the Vanguard Award winners," Ishbia said. "It's my personal mission every single day to figure out ways that UWM can strengthen the mortgage broker channel and best serve our clients. It's something I really believe in and put a lot of energy into, so it's very rewarding to be recognized by HousingWire for this award."
Under Ishbia's guidance, UWM achieved its two highest-producing quarters in company history over the first six months of 2015, ranking as the No. 2 wholesale lender and the No. 13 overall lender in the country – a remarkable feat for a company with a wholesale-only business model. This is a jump from 2014, when UWM ranked as the No. 23 overall lender. Ishbia also led the national charge as one of the foremost vocal champions of mortgage brokers in 2015, making appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg Business and Fox Business to tout the advantages that brokers present to home buyers.
In addition to the aforementioned HousingWire awards, Ishbia was also honored in the DBusiness 30 in Their Thirties; Corp! Magazine Most Valuable Professional in Michigan; and picked as one of the 25 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals by National Mortgage Professional magazine.
About United Wholesale Mortgage
Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) is the nation's top wholesale lender, providing state-of-the-art technology and unrivaled client service to the industry's leading account executives. Known for its highly efficient, accurate and expeditious lending support, UWM underwrites and provides closing documentation for residential mortgage loans originated by mortgage brokers, correspondents, small banks and local credit unions. UWM's exceptional teamwork and laser-like focus on delivering innovative mortgage solutions are driving the company's ongoing growth and its leadership position as the foremost advocate for mortgage brokers. For more information, visit www.uwm.com or call 800-981-8898.
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