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14101 W Hwy 290 #1300
Austin, TX, 78737
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Phone: (888) 602-6626
Contact Email: marketing@openmtg.com
Website: www.openmortgage.com
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Open Mortgage is a mortgage banker offering automated tools, cutting-edge technology, and excellent customer service for originating both forward and reverse loan products. Our headquarters is in Southwest Austin, operating in 31 states. 

 

In today’s market you need to know that we are a financially stable, reliable company who has been in business for over ten years.


Open Mortgage offers great rates and superb customer service. Open Mortgage believes that Better Is Possible.TM We offer borrowers a wide variety of mortgage programs to meet their lending needs including conventional mortgages, refinance, FHA loans, USDA loans, VA loans, 203K loans, and reverse mortgages – HECMs. For Loan Originators, Open offers an excellent forum to grow their business with state-of-the-art marketing platforms. Discover why Open Mortgage is the place Where Better Is Possible.TM

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, refinancing your current property, or you are a senior exploring a reverse mortgage, we can guide you. In fact, we have two videos you may watch from our CEO, Scott Gordon, on the simplification of both the forward and reverse mortgage process.

  • Better Is PossibleTM with our loan originators across the nation.
  • Want to get great tips and learn more about your finances, your home, and get to know some of the great people at Open Mortgage? Read our blogs.
  • No one goes it alone, everyone needs partners….Open Mortgage wants to be your mortgage loan partner.
  • We offer a wide variety of mortgage programs to meet all of your lending needs including conventional mortgages, refinancing, FHA, USDA, VA, and reverse mortgages known as HECM (Home Equity Conversion Mortgages).

For information on any of these types of mortgages, contact one of our branches. You will find our branches in the branch locator at the top of this website page. Discover why Better Is PossibleTM at Open Mortgage.

 

  

 

Open Mortgage Leadership Team

 

Nothing sets a company apart more than having great people. Open Mortgage, your Mortgage Banker, is proud to have assembled a corporate staff of highly experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly people. Meet our staff below, and put a face to a name.


 

Scott Gordon comes from a high-tech and entrepreneurial background. He is an author, and the Founder, President and CEO of Open Mortgage. Scott has over twelve years experience in the banking industry and oversees the Forward and Reverse banking departments of Open Mortgage, which has over $3 billion in funded loans. Open Mortgage has given Scott a platform to bring his high-tech background and interest in business efficiency to the mortgage and finance world.

Prior to launching Open Mortgage, Scott started multiple companies, including C.A.R.E. Solutions, Brava Services, Credit Minders. Scott has served on the Board of Directors for Open Lending for the last twelve years. He has also been an investor and board member for Integratus and Heliovolt. Scott maintains a membership in Vistage, an executive forum that believes in going beyond executive training programs, focusing rather on cutting-edge development and discussions for higher velocity company performance.

Scott received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State in software engineering. He is married with two children and resides in Austin, Texas.

 

Richard Woodruff is our CFO and COO. Richard joined Open Mortgage in April 2009. Prior to joining Open, he spent over 25 years in financial positions for publically traded companies, international firms, CPA firms, and was an Austin Business Journal’s “CFO of the Year” nominee in 2008. Richard’s practice has focused on the mortgage banking industry since 2004. He truly enjoys the mortgage banking industry. He almost always answers his cell phone. If he does not answer his cell phone, he is most likely on a cruise somewhere in the Caribbean. Richard received a Master’s degree in Accounting and Taxation from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. He graduated from UT Austin in 1983 and was licensed as a CPA in 1987.

 

Joe Morris is our Senior Vice President Reverse Lending. Joe was previously the Founder and COO of Unity Mortgage which became the major component of Financial Freedom, a market leader for seven years. In addition, he was the Founder and CEO of Generation Mortgage Company, now the number three reverse mortgage company in the nation. Most recently Joe managed a reverse mortgage call center for First National Bank, Layton, UT, recruiting and training loan officers to be successful phone sales personnel. Joe holds a permanent board position on the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (N.R.M.L.A.). Joe is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Industrial Management and maintains his residency in Kennesaw, Georgia.

 

Greg Block, is the Senior Vice President of Lending. Greg has over 20 years of executive and senior management positions in operations, logistics, customer service, and sales. Throughout his career, Mr. Block has been involved in building, managing, and improving operational and sales processes to increase sales efficiency and profit. Prior to joining Open Mortgage, Mr. Block was co-owner, President, and CEO of Mortex Lending, Ltd., a HUD Direct Endorsement Mortgage Banking business he started after holding the positions of CIO & Executive Vice President of Operations at MBI Mortgage Inc. and Chief Operating Officer at Northland Funding Group Ltd. In addition to the mortgage industry, Mr. Block has held senior management positions with both start-ups and large organizations in the telecom and technology industries including Point One Telecommunications, CenturyTel Telecommunications, IPC Technologies, and Dell Computer. While at Dell Computer, Mr. Block created the infrastructure and processes for the creation of DellWare, the software and peripherals division of Dell Computer. Mr. Block also served in the United States Air Force for 5 years as Managing Crew Chief for the 555th Aircraft Maintenance Unit of the Tactical Air Command.

 

Jim Howard is the Chief Technology Officer. Jim started in 2009 and brought to Open Mortgage an emphasis on automation, open data and personalized technology. He has spearheaded web and social media initiatives and pushed to modernize Open Mortgage’s infrastructure to provide better decision making data.

Prior to his work at Open Mortgage, Jim created and managed web and video projects for Hollywood properties like Fox Searchlight, Jerry Springer and COPS the TV Show culminating in crime.com, which was sold to USA Networks. He also worked at the National Auto Sport Association, an amateur auto racing sanctioning body, where he co-created their online member management and event registration portal. Jim still has a love of automobiles and a garage full of tools from his racing days.

A native California boy, Jim earned his degree at UCLA and lived on both coasts before settling in the middle, moving to Austin in 2007 with his wife and two children.


Peter Kallodaychsak is the Vice President of Sales and has 12 years of senior management experience. He has lead multiple large-scale operations projects for multi-billion dollar lenders including Lehman Brothers, HSBC and National City.  Peter got his start in the mortgage industry as a project manager at ARC Systems and has been in it ever since. His hands-on approach to operations and organizational efficiency has proven successful throughout his career and, here at Open Mortgage, he will focus on streamlining processes and building a solid sales team. Throughout this career, Peter has served on committees for the M.B.A. and T.M.B.A., held speaking engagements and moderated industry panels. Prior to his corporate career, Peter spent 9 years in the United States Marine Corps and studied Aviation Management at Southern Illinois University.

 

Laura Kardow is the Director of Compliance. Laura has spent many years in the mortgage industry in underwriting and management of the underwriting activities. Laura has an enormous task of making sure all of our Loan Originators, Branch Managers, and Subsidiaries stay on track with the latest Compliance Regulations. Laura also oversees all the audit activities.

 

Amy Lamping is our Director of Marketing and is responsible for brand management, marketing program development and corporate events. Amy has over 14 years of marketing experience working for both large and small companies in the automotive, restaurant, tech, real estate development and financial services industries. She holds a BA in Economics from UC San Diego and an MBA in Marketing from UC Irvine. Amy resides in Austin, TX where she enjoys running, camping and planning her next travel adventure.


Linda Claborn is the Head of Human Resources and Administration Services. Linda has spent many years working with the public and has an extensive background in administration in the mortgage industry as well as the insurance field. Born and raised in Texas, Linda moved to Austin in 2007 to help build “the best place for a loan officer to grow their business”. Linda brings her knowledge of the Open Mortgage system presented with a Texas twang.

 

 


 

 

 
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PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 157.007 OF THE MORTGAGE BANKER REGISTRATION AND RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR ACT, CHAPTER 157, TEXAS FINANCE CODE, YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED OF THE FOLLOWING: CONSUMERS WISHING TO FILE A COMPLAINT AGAINST A MORTGAGE BANKER OR A LICENSED MORTGAGE BANKER RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR SHOULD COMPLETE, SIGN AND SEND A COMPLAINT FORM TO THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF SAVINGS AND MORTGAGE LENDING, 2601 NORTH LAMAR, SUITE 201, AUSTIN, TEXAS 78705. COMPLAINT FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS MAY BE DOWNLOADED AND PRINTED FROM THE DEPARTMENT’S WEBSITE AT WWW.SML.TEXAS.GOV. A TOLL-FREE CONSUMER HOTLINE IS AVAILABLE AT 1-877-276-5550.

THE DEPARTMENT MAINTAINS A RECOVERY FUND TO MAKE PAYMENTS OF CERTAIN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET DAMAGES SUSTAINED BY BORROWERS CAUSED BY ACTS OF LICENSED MORTGAGE BANKER RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATORS. A WRITTEN APPLICATION FOR REIMBURSEMENT FROM THE RECOVERY FUND MUST BE FILED WITH AND INVESTIGATED BY THE DEPARTMENT PRIOR TO THE PAYMENT OF A CLAIM. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RECOVERY FUND, PLEASE CONSULT THE DEPARTMENT’S WEB SITE AT WWW.SML.TEXAS.GOV.

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Open Mortgage, LLC and its DBAs are not acting on behalf of or at the direction of HUD/FHA or the federal government. This material is not from HUD or FHA and has not been approved by HUD or any government agency.

 

 

 

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