radius financial group inc. Graduates Its First Class of Next Generation Independent Mortgage Bankers

August 10, 2015
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radius financial group inc. Graduates Its First Class of Next Generation Independent Mortgage Bankers
Completion of 12-Week Paid Training Program Prepares New Employees with Tools and Resources Necessary to Positively Impact and Change the Mortgage Industry
Norwell, MA (August 6, 2015) – radius financial group inc. has completed its first Next Generation Independent Mortgage Banker (Nex-Gen IMB) training program, a 12-week paid program developed to attract millennials to a career in the mortgage industry and to address the needs of future millennial homebuyers. The rigorous three months beginning in late May focused on a core curriculum of inside and outside the classroom initiatives revolving around operations, sales and marketing to teach candidates about the business of residential lending and prepare them for careers within radius financial group.
Thirteen candidates, four of which who had previous military experience, officially graduate today from Nex-Gen IMB and will accept a variety of roles within the radius financial group organization beginning Monday, August 10, 2015 including operations, sales, and sales support at one of their seven Massachusetts offices. The top three graduates in the class will have their choice of new positions.
Nex-Gen IMB graduation day will be hosted at radius financial group headquarters in Norwell, MA to honor the thirteen graduates who will receive their diplomas and be formerly introduced to the radius financial group team. Brendan Hughes (Jamaica Plain, MA) will receive special recognition as class valedictorian and recipient of the inaugural ‘Gung Ho Award,’ given to the graduate who exemplifies integrity, innovation, accountability and motivation.
“We said that we will be the ones to develop the next generation of independent mortgage bankers and address the stigma threatening the industry which is the nationwide mortgage banking employee demographic is primarily aging, Caucasian and English-speaking only,” said Chief Operation Officer and Principal, Keith Polaski. “I’m beyond proud of the success of our first Nex-Gen IMB class and the diverse makeup of our graduates. While we want to revel in the success of these thirteen and their group leader Ron Blaze, more work needs to be done, and we’re eager to accept applications for the next group of candidates for our second Nex-Gen IMB program in November.”
Over forty candidates had originally applied and interviewed to be chosen for the 12-week Next Generation Independent Mortgage Banker training program, which began on Monday, May 25, 2015. Twenty out of the forty were accepted based on a number of criteria including being proficient in (and early adopters of) new technology; diversity and the ability to speak multiple languages; analytical skills and overall aptitude; and strong ambassadors and a proud representation of the millennial generation.
In addition to Brendan Hughes, the other twelve members of the Nex-Gen IMB graduation class include Arielle Adams (Whitman, MA), Jethro Anilus (Roslindale, MA), Mark Bennett (Whitman, MA), Christian W. Carter (Kingston, MA), Ryan Coleman (Montgomery, NY), Pavels Danilovs (Newton, MA), Connor Ebsary (Bourne, MA), Sarah McSharry (Rockland, MA), Joy Moussouttas (Cohasset, MA) and Nicole Nocera (East Bridgewater, MA).
About radius financial group inc.
radius financial group inc. is a leading, private, full-service mortgage lender in New England, consistently delivering quality financial services to its clients and referral partners since 1999. With a commitment to delivering a measurably better experience to borrowers, radius has been nationally and locally recognized for its continued growth and achievements. Headquartered in Norwell, MA, radius services Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut and Florida, with offices in Mansfield, Orleans, Scituate, West Springfield, Westwood and Marlborough, MA, and in Bedford, NH. Visit us at www.radiusgrp.com or facebook.com/radiusgrp.
Susan McKelvey, Corporate Communications