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Arrive early and attend MBA's Mergers & Acquisition Workshop on January 28, 2019. This is a pre-conference event offered exclusively to IMB Conference attendees. View the workshop agenda and register here.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

  • IMBs Unplugged: Roundtable Discussions (IMBs Only - Closed to Media)

    Location: Grand Ballroom,
    Street Level


    Speaker(s)

    Loretta Salzano, President, Franzen and Salzano, PC

    Fran Mordi, Assistant Vice President, Financial Management, Tax and Accounting Policy, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Phillip L. Schulman, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

    Owen V. Lee, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Owner, Success Mortgage Partners, Inc.

    Frank Fiore, President, Matchbox, LLC

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    Meet face-to-face with your peers from the monthly Independent Mortgage Bankers Network call. This forum – only open to IMBs - provides an opportunity to dig deep on business concerns specifically from the IMB perspective. Utilizing a roundtable format, you’ll collaborate with peers on a specific issue in small groups, learn from shared experiences, and then use your discussion to share with the larger group. This ninety-minute think tank will serve to identify common challenges as well as solutions for you and your company.

    Speaker(s)

    Loretta Salzano, President, Franzen and Salzano, PC

    Loretta Salzano founded Franzén and Salzano in 1997 after serving as in-house counsel to financial institutions. Loretta is also a founder of ComplyShare, a quality control and compliance company. Loretta advises banks, mortgage lenders, real estate brokers, title agents and other settlement service providers on how to increase their business while remaining within the confines of the laws of all 50 states and federal law including, but not limited to, TILA, RESPA, ECOA and HMDA. Loretta advises her clients regarding fair lending, compensation, marketing, licensure, fees, disclosures, reporting, and other matters related to their products and services. She drafts and negotiates contracts, including service agreements, compensation agreements, loan purchase and sale agreements and warehouse documents. Loretta also assists clients in responding to regulatory examinations. Loretta was named a Top Compliance Lawyer by Mortgage Compliance Magazine, is a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Attorneys and serves as Legal Counsel to the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia and to Rainbow Village, a transitional housing program. She is active in many industry and professional associations and frequently speaks on lending issues.

    Fran Mordi, Assistant Vice President, Financial Management, Tax and Accounting Policy, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Fran Mordi joined the Mortgage Bankers Association in May of 2017 after 20 years of post-Law school experience in the areas of tax and accounting. As VP in the Tax, Accounting & Mortgage Markets group at the American Bankers Association for ten years, Fran worked with financial services entities on tax and accounting issues, specifically as subject matter expert and member engagement lead on policy and compliance. Fran worked on domestic and international issues impacting the industry, put together training sessions for members, managed several banker committees, and was a frequent speaker at various bank tax conferences and meetings. Fran has extensive experience working with the banking regulators, FASB, the Treasury and Congress as an advocate of the financial services industry. Before joining the MBA, Fran spent a few years at Deloitte Tax where she expanded her knowledge and experience in Tax Accounting as well as client relationship and management.

    Phillip L. Schulman, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

    Phillip Schulman is a partner in Mayer Brown's Washington DC office and a member of the Consumer Financial Services group. His practice focuses on a range of matters related to real estate finance, mortgage banking and consumer finance in both the primary and secondary markets. He represents companies in the mortgage lending, title insurance and real estate industries in connection with administrative and regulatory compliance matters, including those involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Ginnie Mae, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He advises clients on matters related to approval, origination and servicing requirements under the US Federal Housing Administration's single-family loan programs. He also defends companies in connection with governmental audits, investigations and enforcement proceedings, before, among others, the CFPB, HUD, the VA, the DOJ and the Federal Trade Commission, with particular focus on defense of False Claims Act, Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act, Mortgage Review Board and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act enforcement matters. Mr. Schulman served as chief legal counsel for HUD’s Office of Inspector General and Mortgagee Review Board. He is a frequent lecturer on real estate and mortgage banking matters and has co-authored several books on RESPA, including A Practical Guide To The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. He is admitted to practice before various state and federal courts including the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Owen V. Lee, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Owner, Success Mortgage Partners, Inc.

    Owen Lee is an attorney, co-owner and CEO of Success Mortgage Partners, Inc. (SMP) in Plymouth, Michigan. SMP has obtained mortgage lending licenses in 23 states and built a staff of over 120 loan officers and an overall staff of over 300. SMP has obtained its Full-Eagle designation with FHA for both forward and reverse mortgages. Gained Fannie Mae, FHA, VA, RD, and HECM lender approvals. Owen is also the co-owner and Managing Member of Title Partners, LLC a full service multi-underwriter title agency.

    Frank Fiore, President, Matchbox, LLC

    Frank Fiore began his career in the financial world on Wall Street. During this 10 year period, he worked at 3 firms, Nomura Securities, Lehman Brothers, and Morgan Stanley. During this time he gained an appreciation for the balance between the services needed by front office production units and the support needed from the operations teams. He has managed this balance successfully throughout his career which has aided him through all the companies he worked for.  In 1998, Frank had a unique opportunity to join a growing mortgage company that was close to home in Long Island, New York. Frank enjoyed a 15 year period at Premium Capital Funding, where after filling in multiple Operational positions over the years, such as C.F.O. and Head of Secondary, he became the Chief Operating Officer.  Frank Fiore is the President of matchbox LLC, a consulting and advisory firm focusing on mortgage banking operations in two areas: improvement in the use of technology and the understanding of the secondary markets. matchbox was created in 2010 to be a consulting and advisory firm that would not just advise companies but work with them in implementing improvements on the operational side that resulted in increased profitability. Since inception, matchbox has worked on over 250 successful engagements, mostly on the Encompass Loan Origination side and has assisted many companies in achieving their goals. Being a former mortgage banker and Encompass client, Frank has extensive knowledge of the Encompass Loan Origination System and employs a team of diverse mortgage bankers strategy that models technology to support your business model.  Frank is a graduate of the Mortgage Bankers Association Future Leaders program. He is a member of both the Secondary and Capital Markets and Residential Technology Forum committees with the Mortgage Bankers Association.