As the Chief Financial Officer for LeaderOne, Adam Schwartz is responsible for direct management of the accounting department. He plays an integral role in banking relationships and cash management for LeaderOne Financial, maintaining the company’s distinctive role in the mortgage markets. Adam is a member of the Executive Management Team, playing an essential part in LeaderOne’s critical decision making, risk management and business growth analysis. Adam is responsible for not only hiring, but also staff development through mentoring and evaluation. His oversight includes expense management, financial reporting and analysis, budgeting and forecasting, as well as the day-to-day accounting operations. Adam brings a solid accounting background to LeaderOne, having started his career in New York City as the senior staff accountant for the International Council of Shopping Centers. From there he spent 13 years as the division controller and accounting manager for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company in Overland Park, Kansas. Adam graduated with a bachelor’s of science in Accounting from York College of the City University of New York. He is a member of the AICPA and the Kansas Society of CPAs. Adam is married with three children and enjoys baseball, golf and fishing.
LeaderOne Financial tapped the diverse background of Michael Brady to be the Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President. Michael started his professional career in pharmaceutical sales and then transitioned into the logistical management of time-sensitive shipments for several large air carriers. An opportunity to run the Midwest installation division of a national satellite company gave Michael several years of invaluable management experience. When the demands of traveling for work began to compete with the demands of raising a family, Michael moved into mortgage banking. Michael uses the knowledge he gained in his ten years of working in the mortgage industry for his current focus of supporting the LeaderOne Loan Production Offices throughout the country. LeaderOne has the distinct position of being both a mortgage broker and banker. With Michael as an integral part of the unparalleled resources, LeaderOne has to efficiently offer the lowest rates with the highest quality service. In addition to his extensive professional experience, Michael has a BS from Boise State University and played AA baseball in the San Francisco Giants organization. He has been married for seventeen years and enjoys watching his son play sports.
Kimberly Palmer is LeaderOne’s Executive Vice President of Operations. Kimberly has been in the mortgage business for 15 years after following in both of her parents’ footsteps. As VP of Operations, Kimberly is responsible for the overall processes and procedures as they relate to Operations for LeaderOne Financial. She is responsible for the oversite of each of our 6 Regional Operations Centers as well as the Operational Departments that are housed at our Corporate Headquarters which include the Appraisal Desk, Shipping/Post-Closing, Funding, and Insuring. When Kimberly is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and her 3 children.
Christian Wolf is LeaderOne's Chief Legal & Compliance Officer. Prior to joining LeaderOne, Christian served as a legal and compliance executive with a number of mortgage origination and servicing entities, including Guaranteed Rate, Citywide Home Loans, Cardinal Financial, WJ Bradley Mortgage Capital, Ocwen Financial Corporation and Aurora Loan Services. Before working as an in-house legal and compliance resource to mortgage companies, Christian worked as a commercial litigator representing lenders, servicers and money center banks in mortgage related litigation in Colorado and the western United States. Christian holds a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Utah, Texas, Washington D.C. and before a number of federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
Todd has been in the mortgage business his entire career, beginning in 2001. Prior to joining LeaderOne, he started his career in the Correspondent Lending Division at Countrywide Financial, which then merged with Bank of America. It was then that he expanded his role and expertise in the independent mortgage banking space with a focus on Capital Markets. Todd is responsible for loan pipeline interest rate risk and product development for LeaderOne. He is a graduate of CSUN (California State University Northridge) with a degree in Finance. Todd has 3 children and enjoys the Southern California beach life of surfing and fun in the sun.