2018/2019 Rising Stars - Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Association

2018/2019 Rising Stars

Brian Salerno
Loan Officer
radius financial group

Brian Salerno is a Loan Officer at radius financial group and has also been awarded the title of 2018 President Club member for becoming one of the top 5 producers at radius. He grew up in Marlborough, MA with his parents. When they were looking for a company to refinance their home mortgage he met a gentleman from a small local mortgage company who decided to take Brian under his wing and teach him the business. Brian was 19 when he was hired as a Loan Officer and taught the mortgage business. He’s got a passion for technology, volleyball, and his local church. He’s an active guy who helps with the recording and broadcasting services at the church. In addition, he has a weekly spot on a local Portuguese radio station where he talks about personal finances to help educate the masses. Brian now lives in Milford with his wife and two children, ages 12 & 14.

Ashley Sadler
Business and Compliance Counsel

Ashley Sadler is Compliance Counsel and Business Strategist at Connecticut Attorney’s Title Insurance Company where she serves as a resource on emerging industry issues and assists with federal and state compliance concerns. She also acts as co-chair of CATIC’s eClosings Task Force, which studies emerging technologies that could affect the title insurance industry and helps agents develop solutions that promote their businesses. Prior to working at CATIC, Ashley served as Associate Legislative & Regulatory Counsel at the American Land Title Association where she educated association members on issues including TRID, ALTA Best Practices, and other compliance matters. Ashley attended Vanderbilt University and Wake Forest School of Law and is currently a licensed attorney in Rhode Island and Virginia.

Matt Adler
Loan Underwriter
radius financial group

Matthew Adler began his journey in the mortgage business in 2009, when he started his career at Radius Financial Group in Norwell, Massachusetts. He has since had the privilege of learning all aspects of the mortgage industry by working in Post-Closing, Closing, Appraisal / Lock Desk, Processing, and now Underwriting. He is currently in the process of becoming an FHA-certified underwriter.

Matt has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations and Organizational Leadership from Plattsburgh State University.

When not in the office, Matt enjoys golf, trips back home to Lake Placid, and spending time with his growing family.

Katherine Lowrey
Mortgage Operations Manager
Metro Credit Union

Katie is currently the Mortgage Operations Manager at Metro Credit Union however started her mortgage career 13 years ago, holding  processing and underwriting positions. Katie has her FHA Direct Endorsement (DE) Certification from HUD, is a Certified Master Mortgage Underwriter (NAMU) and a Certified Personal Finance Counselor (FINCEN). Katie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Management from New England College of Business and has started classes towards her Master’s program. Katie was previously on the Board of Directors for Saugus Rotary Club and is an active member of the Seacoast Women’s Networking Group. Katie currently resides in Southern New Hampshire with her fiancé and their two dogs.

Zachary Sprague
Loan Officer
Shamrock Financial

Zach was born and raised in Rhode Island. He graduated from Rhode Island College in 2014 and join the Shamrock team in 2017. He is known for his organization and interpersonal skills. When Zach isn’t working you can find him exercising and spending time with his family and friends.

Paige Scott
Liberty Bay Credit Union

Paige Scott is a Mortgage Processor at Liberty Bay Credit Union located in Braintree, MA. She is a graduate of Framingham State University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Paige came to realize her passion for the mortgage industry while working as a Bank Teller at Liberty Bay Credit Union. Once she started her career in the mortgage industry she was able to catch on instantly. The fast paced, ever changing, and challenging environment is what made her realize this was the career for her.

Paige has been working in the mortgage industry for 3 years, and has taken on many other roles outside of just processing. Paige is always open to expanding her knowledge and as such now has experience in closing, funding and escrow servicing among others.

Paige enjoys participating in LBCU community matters events, including running Charlotte’s road race every year and having coffee and conversation with seniors at the Marge Crispin Center.

Paige is excited to see what the future holds.

Kate Dirrane
Account Manager
National MI

Kate Dirrane began her career in mortgage banking as a processor at NE Moves Mortgage in 2013. She cut her teeth there for two years before making the switch to mortgage insurance. Kate began at National MI in January of 2015 as an Account Representative. This past August, she was promoted to Account Manager, covering Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Kate is a graduate of NC State University and is resident of South Boston.

Jillian B Falardeau
Loan Processor/Post Closing Coordinator
Academy Mortgage

Jillian began her career in the mortgage industry with Academy Mortgage in 2016.
She is a currently an office administrator, processor and post-closing coordinator out of Reading, MA. Jillian likes to take initiative and enjoys organizing volunteer opportunities and planning meetings/events. Prior to joining Academy Mortgage, she attended the Manning School of Business at UMass Lowell.

When she’s not at the office, she can be found spending time with her friends and family, crafting or planning the next event.

Kyle Lewis
Loan Originator
Dedham Savings

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Ryan Morgan
Loan Originator
Mortgage Corp East

Ryan joined Mortgage Corp East in 2006 and has been an integral part of Mortgage Corp East’s success since he began his career. Ryan prides himself in his compassionate approach to servicing his clients, as well as being 2nd to none when it comes to program knowledge. Originally from Weymouth, Ryan is a graduate of Boston College High School where he was a 2 time captain of the baseball team, including BC High’s state champion 2001 team. After Boston College High School, Ryan went onto Boston College where he furthered his baseball career and graduated with a degree in Marketing and Finance from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. After a stint with in the Chicago Cubs minor league system,  Ryan retired and began working for Mortgage Corp East. Ryan currently resides in Marshfield and spends his free time golfing and enjoys staying active in youth baseball.

Eric Prue
Residential Lending Business Enablement

Eric Prue is an Assistant Vice President of Business Enablement within the Residential Lending Department at Leader Bank.  He originally joined the bank in 2012 after graduating from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a major in Management and a concentration in Project Management.  Before moving into his current role, Eric held various positions within the Residential Lending department, including processing and underwriting. His main focus is managing the Encompass platform and implementing new procedures and technologies to enhance/streamline the origination process. Eric is also an avid skier, basketball player, and enjoys hiking on the weekends.

Allyson Sabbagh
Loan Officer
Seacoast Mortgage

Allyson Sabbagh attended St. Mary Academy – Bay View High School in East Providence, RI and then went on to attend Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, MD, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems. After graduating, she began working for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in New York City as an IT consultant working with a multitude of financial clients. After four years in NYC, she made the decision to move back to Rhode Island to begin her career as a loan officer. Allyson grew up in the real estate world and realized that her true passion lies in helping others achieve their goals of homeownership!

Brandon Silvia
Production Manager
Salem Five

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