When it comes to mortgage banking, Cortney Mauldin lives and breathes deals, and he doesn’t sleep if there is a problem. It’s that drive and determination that have propelled him from an entry-level position to executive management at Love Funding.

Mauldin began his career at Love Funding, which specializes in FHA full-insurance loans for multifamily housing and other facilities, in 2003 as a loan production specialist. Today, he serves as senior vice president and chief FHA underwriter, managing a team of 24 FHA underwriting and processing employees for the company in six states.

“As soon as I learned one position, I would start trying to learn what the next position entailed and try to come up with ways to improve the process so it would be as efficient as possible,” Mauldin said. “I went through a series of promotions, and in 2012, I was named chief FHA underwriter. It’s been my greatest accomplishment because the majority of people in those positions are much older than I am.”

During his first year as chief underwriter, Mauldin is credited with leading the company to close a record $1.2 billion in loan volume with 109 loans, representing a 63 percent increase in loan volume and a 47 percent increase in the number of loans closed.

In 2013, Mauldin was instrumental in leading the underwriting department to close 118 loans with a total volume of $782 million. End of year totals for 2014 were not yet available.

“It’s been amazing to watch someone who started at an entry-level position work his way up to be able to directly contribute to record growth for the company,” said Adrian Hartman, a director at Love Funding. “And he’s done it with such a good attitude.”

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