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Lending Leaders

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

It’s that time again! The Lending Leaders Podcast has concluded its fourth season, and Alayna Gardner chats with LodeStar Co-Founders Jim Paolino and David Spektor to mark the occasion.

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Lending Leaders

Wisdom for Small Business Owners

For this week’s episode of Lending Leaders, Jim interviews Michael Barnett, CEO and Founder of Loanspark, about what SMBs need to know to succeed in the world of finance and lending.

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A Tale of Two Mortgages

Make Up a Number

Octavia and Horace discuss strategies for answering borrower questions.

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Lending Leaders

Comics for the Mortgage Industry?!

For this week’s special episode of the Lending Leaders Podcast, Alayna Gardner chats with LodeStar’s Marketing Content Manager Tim Austen about his original webcomic, “A Tale of Two Mortgages,” the cost of content marketing, and the importance of trying new things.

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A Tale of Two Mortgages

100 Weeks of “A Tale of Two Mortgages”

This is LodeStar’s 100th “A Tale of Two Mortgages” webcomic!!!

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Lending Leaders

The Secret to Collaboration

LodeStar’s Jim Paolino talks with Melissa Langdale about the future of mortgage lending and what it really means to collaborate as an industry.

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Lending Leaders

The Joy of Problem Solving

This week, Alayna had the pleasure of speaking with Stacy Holindrake, a veteran of the mortgage industry with a strong background in Mortgage Operations. Together they discuss new opportunities and the joy of problem solving

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Lending Leaders

Building Trust in Mortgage

For this week’s episode of the Lending Leaders Podcast, Alayna chats with Monica Raciti of Vesta. Together they talk about technology, how it’s changed our industry, and how we can build trust amid the changes.

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Homebuying with the Right Tech

For this week’s episode of the Lending Leaders Podcast, Alayna chats with longtime friend and industry partner, Olga Faynshteyn, Business Development Manager at LenderLogix. Olga is no stranger to the world of optimizing the loan origination process with key tech—especially since she just got to use LenderLogix products to buy her own house.

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