Wesley Mortgage Adds 3 Local Business Leaders | Business

Franklin-based Wesley Mortgage, LLC has named three well-known mortgage industry leaders to key positions.

Steve Medes joined the company as president, while John Page was added as chief operating officer and Brian McGuinness as chief sales officer. The three previously worked together at Franklin American Mortgage Company.

Wesley Mortgage, part of entrepreneur Chuck McDowell’s sprawling business operations, was launched last fall with plans to build a base in central Tennessee and then expand regionally and, finally, on a national scale.

As the Tennessee Titans Official Mortgage Provider and through other marketing activities, Wesley Mortgage has created strong brand awareness in the greater Nashville market.

“Tennessee is more than a key market for us. This is my home,” McDowell said. “Steve, John and Brian are hometown mortgage industry veterans who have proven they have what it takes to build a thriving mortgage business in Central Tennessee and beyond. They have deep roots in the Nashville community that we can leverage to build on the groundwork we’ve laid down and take us to the next level.

Medes served as Executive Vice President of Franklin American Mortgage’s retail division prior to its acquisition by Citizens Bank in 2018. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President of Mortgages at Commonwealth Bank & Trust .

Page left FirstBank, where he served as vice president of product and innovation. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years in the retail division of Franklin American Mortgage.

McGuinness, most recently of New American Funding, brings more than 20 years of industry experience to his role as head of sales, including 15 years with Franklin American Mortgage.

“John, Brian and I are thrilled to be part of Team Wesley,” Medes said. “It’s not often that you have the opportunity to be part of a company that already has such a reputation. We can apply the effective processes that help consumers achieve their end goal of financial and personal security that we have honed over the years, in addition to leveraging the great relationships we have both in Middle Tennessee and the United States. ‘nationally, to make Wesley Financial a force in mortgage lending’.

Wesley Mortgage offers conventional, non-QM and Jumbo loan products and is expected to achieve its VA and FHA II designation in the very near future.

In addition to Tennessee, Wesley Mortgage is currently licensed in Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. The company is currently in the licensing process in Texas, with plans to expand to all 50 states.

The company uses configurable technologies to capture employment, deposit and other verifications necessary for the mortgage approval process, enabling faster approval times than traditional lenders.

More information about the company can be found at www.WesleyMortgage.com.

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