Jay Barbour, founder of VIP, had always envisioned creating a company that runs for tenured and seasoned mortgage professionals that collectively and efficiently provide customers with the ultimate experience, and VIP Mortgage was born. He created VIP based on what the industry was lacking – HEART – and continues to test the boundaries.
According to Jay, “Leadership starts from the ground up through encouraging employees to discover their personal and professional passions in order to create a balance in life.”
VIP Mortgage has grown from a handful of employees in 2006, funding $31 million annually to more than 420 employees funding upwards of $1.75 billion. Headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, the Company spans 21 states – AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, MI, MN, NC, NE, NM, NV, OR, TN, TX, UT, WA, and WI – and 25 licensed locations. As both a mortgage banker and broker, VIP offers in-house underwriting, funding and processing, and presents a fully transparent origination platform, ensuring all loans succeed. With access to a wide range of mortgage sources, VIP is dedicated to finding the right loan with the best rates, terms and costs to meet each customer’s unique needs.
“Our goal is to stand out above the crowd as the best, not the biggest, mortgage lender in the industry.”
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With more than two decades of mortgage experience under my belt, I always envisioned a place where people are the priority.
At VIP, our culture emphasizes unity and family. Here, everyone believes in making this company better because it’s OUR company. Our crew embraces the entrepreneurial freedom to be creative and successful, without having the liability of running a company. By providing an innovative organization that delivers the best origination platform and mortgage tools, we attract employees committed to learning, growing and always improving. We promote an attitude that encourages employee’s optimism and problem solving.
It is my personal goal to make the borrowing experience something customers want to tell their friends and family about. They do this because of the personal service VIP provides in making them feel like they mattered, because they do.
Born and raised in beautiful Colorado, I earned my finance degree from Colorado State University in 1993, and moved to Arizona where I joined Waterfield Financial and grew my origination business into President Club status and closed the most units in Arizona as an originator thanks to our incredible builder process. Later, I took part in combining our resale and construction/builder platform and co-managed the Arizona region leading our company with the most closed units, volume and revenue as a branch for seven years. Our Arizona office become the largest and most profitable branch in the company. In 2007, I joined my lifelong friend Jay Barbour in starting VIP Mortgage.
VP, Process Management
Since joining VIP, my priority is overseeing the successful implementation of all company strategic initiatives. I directly manage the strategic projects in varying degrees to ensure their success. This position is also responsible for continuous improvement, documentation and measurement of all operational process flows.