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Sun West Mortgage's Executive Managing Director Named 2020 Thought Leader

BUENA PARK, Calif., June 16, 2020–Sun West Mortgage, a full-service mortgage banker, announced that Ty Kern, the company's Executive Managing Director, has been named a 2020 Thought Leader by the PROGRESS in Lending Association. The Thought Leader Award is new in 2020 and comes from an industry Trade Association that was formed to help lending executives grow their businesses by boiling down the latest news and trends into sound strategies.

“We live in unusual times. The impact of COVID-19 shows us that it's time to think outside of (sic) the box so we can move forward as a country and a world,” wrote Tony Garritano, chairman and founder of PROGRESS in Lending Association. “Our existing awards all acknowledge the good work that executives are doing now, but we think it's time to reward future work and initiatives. We need thought leaders that are not afraid to step forward and blaze a new trail. We need creativity. We need bold new ideas.”

In his time with Sun West Mortgage, Kern has been instrumental in the development of several unique tools in the lending industry. The goal has been to enable automation that will reduce the time and effort required to manufacture a loan, as well as reduce the number of external vendors to only a few key partners, all while delivering a 5-star experience to all stakeholders, loan originators, referral partners, and of course, the borrower.

“With forty years of family-run experience, Sun West has laid plans for the next 10 years. Sun West's next-decade strategy is based on technology that captivates and inspires the hearts of loan originators and borrowers.”, said Kern. “The key is to automate the tedious parts and focus the loan originator's talents on client satisfaction. We get loan officers out of manufacturing loans and back into creating and maintaining relationships.”

About Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. (NMLS ID 3277)
Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. is a full-service, family owned mortgage banker established in 1980 and is licensed to lend in 48 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Sun West is leading the paradigm shift in the mortgage industry to allow technology to manufacture loans so that loan officers can focus on cultivating and maintaining relationships. The company's proprietary technology and customer service has made it a multi-billion-dollar originator. Sun West is a HUD-approved mortgagee (FHA & HECM), VA LAPP approved lender, USDA lender, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seller/Servicer and Ginnie Mae Issuer and Servicer. Sun West is also a leader in HMBS, residential, and commercial securitization.

Visit or to see where Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. (NMLS ID 3277) is a licensed lender and servicer. In all jurisdictions, the principal (main) licensed location of Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. is 6131 Orangethorpe Avenue, Suite 500, Buena Park, CA 90620, Phone: (800) 453-7884.