Inside the Mortgage Mind

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At XINNIX, our mission is to transform the mortgage industry through a commitment to excellence. In this podcast, you'll hear stories from mortgage professionals throughout the industry, from new LOs to CEOs, as they discuss their journey to achieving success. We hope you're inspired and energized by what you hear to take your business to the next level.

XINNIX Executive Interviews – Eric Burgoon, Lake Michigan Credit Union Chief Lending Officer
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XINNIX Executive Interviews – Paulina McGrath, Republic State Mortgage President & CFO
06/03/2021

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XINNIX Executive Interviews – Don Burton, President and Founder of Evergreen Home Loans
05/27/2021

In this episode of Inside the Mortgage Mind, XINNIX Founder & CEO, Casey Cunningham, spends some time with Evergreen Home Loans President and Founder, Don Burton. This interview is packed...

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XINNIX Executive Interviews – Adam Mason, Gershman Mortgage President, Single Family Division
05/21/2021

In this episode of Inside the Mortgage Mind, Casey Cunningham spends some time with Gershman Mortgage’s Adam Mason to discuss the culture, his biggest priorities and the qualities of a...

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XINNIX Executive Interviews – Mike Fierman, Angel Oak Companies Co-Chief Executive Officer
05/14/2021

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XINNIX Executive Interviews – Eric Declercq, Weichert Financial Services President
05/05/2021

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XINNIX Executive Interviews – Phil Shoemaker, Homepoint Financial President of Originations
04/29/2021

In this episode, Homepoint Financial’s President of Originations, Phil Shoemaker, shares with Casey a little peek inside his organization’s culture, how he got to wear he is today and the...

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XINNIX Executive Interviews – David Gahm, Amerifirst CEO & Co-Founder
04/23/2021

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XINNIX Executive Interviews – Kenny Hodges, Assurance Financial Founder, President & CEO
04/15/2021

XINNIX Founder & CEO, Casey Cunningham, speaks with Kenny Hodges, Assurance Financial Founder, President & CEO, to share the lessons they’ve learned and best practices they’ve put into place over...

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XINNIX Executive Interviews – Jason Sorochinsky, Digital Federal Credit Union Vice President of Mortgage Lending
04/08/2021

Talk about a full-circle moment! Ten years ago, Digital Federal Credit Union’s Jason Sorochinsky sat in the audience of a keynote address delivered by our own Casey Cunningham. Now, XINNIX...

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XINNIX Executive Interviews – Chris Sorensen, PRMG SVP National Director of Retail Production
04/01/2021

In our latest episode of Inside the Mortgage Mind, XINNIX Founder & CEO, Casey Cunningham, spends some time catching up with PRMG’s SVP National Director of Retail Production, Chris Sorensen....

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XINNIX Executive Interviews – Shah Tehrany, Madison Mortgage President & CEO
03/26/2021

Check out our CEO & Founder, Casey Cunningham’s latest interview with Madison Mortgage President & CEO, Shah Tehrany. In this interview Shah shares some of the wisdom he has picked...

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XINNIX Executive Interviews – Bill Dallas, Finance of America President
03/19/2021

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XINNIX Executive Interviews – Steve Thompson, PrimeLending President and CEO
03/11/2021

In the episode of Inside the Mortgage Mind, XINNIX Founder & CEO, Casey Cunningham, catches up with PrimeLending President and CEO, Steve Thompson, almost exactly one year from when many...

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XINNIX Executive Interviews – John Hudson, EVP & Head of Wholesale Lending at Mortgage Financial Services
02/12/2021

In this episode of Inside the Mortgage Mind, XINNIX Founder & CEO, Casey Cunningham, continues her executive interview series by speaking with John Hudson, Executive Vice President and Head of...

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Meet the King of Mortgage Rock – Jon Bodan, The Perpetual Financial Group President & Founder
02/04/2021

Talk about breaking the mold! In our latest episode of Inside the Mortgage Mind, XINNIX Founder & CEO, Casey Cunningham speaks to a real mortgage Rockstar (literally!). Jon Bodan is...

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XINNIX Executive Interviews – Joe Garrett, Southwest Funding CEO
01/29/2021

XINNIX Founder & CEO, Casey Cunningham, speaks with Joe Garrett, Southwest Funding CEO, about the how they are managing their current production volume as well as the importance of embracing...

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A Masterclass in Company Culture with John Owens
01/21/2021

In our latest episode of Inside the Mortgage Mind, XINNIX Founder & CEO, Casey Cunningham, sits down with SeaTrust Mortgage President, John Owens, to discuss the importance of building a...

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XINNIX Executive Interviews – David Schneider, Stearns Lending CEO
12/17/2020

XINNIX Founder & CEO, Casey Cunningham, recently sat down with David Schneider, Stearns Lending CEO to discuss how they are navigating the current climate with 97% of their team working...

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XINNIX Executive Interviews – Ward Morrison, Motto Mortgage President
10/29/2020

In this episode of Inside the Mortgage Mind, XINNIX Founder & CEO, Casey Cunningham, sits down with Motto Mortgage President, Ward Morrison, as he shares what makes his organization unique...

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Building the Next Generation of Mortgage Professionals
10/15/2020

In this episode of Inside the Mortgage Mind, we take a look back at our recent Leadership Lessons webinar, “Building the Next Generation of Mortgage Professionals” featuring Regions Bank EVP...

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XINNIX Executive Interviews – Chris George, CMG Financial President & CEO
09/24/2020

In this episode of Inside the Mortgage Mind, XINNIX Founder & CEO, Casey Cunningham, sits down with CMG Financial President & CEO and former MBA Chairman, Chris George, as he...

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Leading with Agility & Innovation with Laura Escobar
09/03/2020

XINNIX Founder & CEO, Casey Cunningham, sits down with Eagle Home Mortgage President, Laura Escobar, to discuss how their company is managing the current market. Laura also shares some of...

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The Secret to Record-Breaking Success with DC Aiken
08/20/2020

In our latest episode of Inside the Mortgage Mind, XINNIX Founder & CEO, Casey Cunningham, sits down with 36-year industry veteran, top producer, and personal friend, DC Aiken. The BankSouth...

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For My Next Act…Rockstar to Rookie and Back Again with Lucas Chamberlain
07/16/2020

Across the nation, millions of people are having to reinvent themselves by changing careers. Whether it’s a more flexible schedule, a bigger paycheck, more stability or that the global pandemic has put their work on hold, there...

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Abraham Cox, Head of Mortgage Origination at Truist – The XINNIX Executive Interview Series
07/02/2020

XINNIX Founder & CEO, Casey Cunningham recently had the opportunity to sit down with Head of Mortgage Origination at Truist (formerly BB&T/SunTrust), Abraham Cox, to discuss the changes they’ve put...

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Footsteps Worth Following with Rick and Tanner Floyd – A Special Father’s Day Interview
06/18/2020

XINNIX is always honored to be entrusted with the development of the next generation of top mortgage producers and executives, especially when those “rookies” are following in the footsteps of...

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Follow the Leader with Phil Treadwell
03/05/2020

Is leadership the next step in your career path? In our latest episode of Inside the Mortgage Mind, Casey Cunningham sits down with 15-year industry veteran, VP of Development, Regional Manager, and...

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A Falcon’s Eye View of The Mortgage Industry with Jack Karaszewski
01/23/2020

In episode of Inside the Mortgage Mind, we hear from XINNIX’s own Jack “Falcon” Karaszewski one more time before his retirement. A respected mortgage leader with nearly 50 years of...

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A Hero Helping Heroes with Christine DePaepe
11/14/2019

Christine DePaepe, Vice President of Mortgage Lending and Renovation Division Manager at Guaranteed Rate, is doing incredible things in the industry! Eight years ago, after an unusual request from a...

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Rookie to Rockstar with XINNIX Alumnus Alfonso Garza
09/28/2019

Two years ago, Alfonso Garza found himself at a pivotal point in his life. He had just accepted a new position as a loan officer (though he wouldn’t receive his...

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The Engagement Dilemma: An Executive Wake Up Call – Leadership Lessons
09/13/2019

Whether you are leading a national company or managing an individual production pipeline,  we could all use a little help sometimes to learn how to be more successful.  Fortunately, we...

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Transcending the Cycles of Change: A Look Back at 40 Years in the Industry with Steven A. Milner
08/15/2019

Each day brings new changes and challenges to any industry, but especially one as cyclical as the mortgage industry. How does one navigate the waves of change year after year?...

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Create a Culture of Training with Danny Deaton
04/21/2019

When leaders want to elevate the performance of their entire organization, they need more than training for a few loan officers. They need to develop a company-wide culture that is...

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Conversations with Casey – Prioritize the Personal in a Digital World
03/11/2019

Recently, podcast producer John David Brown was having a conversation with XINNIX CEO Casey Cunningham about one of the industry’s hottest topics, the role of technology for today’s mortgage professional....

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Reaching Diverse Populations with Kristin Messerli
02/13/2019

In 2013, Kristin Messerli founded Cultural Outreach Solutions because she wanted to help mortgage companies bridge a major gap: reaching young and diverse populations. Today, she has empowered business of...

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The Power of Second Chances with MUST Ministries
02/02/2019

At XINNIX, our mission is to empower mortgage professionals so they can help people achieve the American dream of homeownership. However, many people are facing circumstances that make this dream...

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Mentoring the Next Generation of Leaders with Jack Karaszewski
01/18/2019

We’re back for another conversation with industry legend Jack Karaszewski! This week, he talks about his experience as a mortgage leader and his role in being a mentor to the...

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You Don’t Know Jack (Karaszewski)!
01/09/2019

This week, we get to know a true giant of the mortgage industry! Jack Karaszewski has over 40 years of mortgage experience in markets across the country. During his career,...

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Going from Good to Excellent with John Blair
11/30/2018

In 2003, John Blair was a successful loan officer, bringing in a monthly production of $2 million. However, he was soon to have an experience that would change the course...

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