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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

St. Louis, MO (October 13, 2014) – Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc., a privately-held St. Louis based mortgage banking firm, is pleased to announce that President/CEO, Jim Dean, has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Mortgage Executives in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine for two years in a row (2013 and 2014).

The 100 Most Influential Mortgage Executive in America list highlights the nation’s leading mortgage executives. The list will be published in the upcoming issue of Mortgage Executive Magazine which includes the candidates’ feedback on the challenges and opportunities in the lending business. The award recognizes and celebrates the service, dedication and hard work that mortgage executives put into building their companies and servicing their clients.

“I am fortunate to be on the list for two consecutive years. I truly feel that hard work is the key to success. Through the highs and lows of the market, it’s important to stay focused on your goals and to think forward. In the near future, we will expand our origination services to two new markets, North Dakota and Florida. I am excited to see Cornerstone thrive and grow in other states,” stated Jim Dean, President/CEO, when asked about the recognition.

Mr. Dean and Senior Vice President/COO, Angi Stevenson, built Cornerstone from a two person lending team to a top 3 residential lender in Missouri and a Top 100 Mortgage Company in America as recognized by Mortgage Executive Magazine. Cornerstone has a lending presence in a total of six (6) states, with an annual loan production surpassing $900 million. With over 23 years of mortgage experience, Jim Dean has personally closed over $650 million dollars in residential loans while managing all aspects of the loan origination process.

About Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.:
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. has been in operation since 1995 and was founded by Jim Dean (President/CEO) and Angi Stevenson (Senior Vice President/COO). Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. is currently licensed in six (6) states and has over 165 employees, with 14 locations and is rapidly growing. Jim Dean (President/CEO) was named one of the 100 Most Influential Mortgage Executives in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine in 2013 and 2014. Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. is an A+ accredited lender with the Better Business Bureau and continues to have an outstanding reputation. In 2013, Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. became the #1 largest lender in Missouri to have approvals from all three agencies: Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae, and Fannie Mae. Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. was named a Top 100 Mortgage Company in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine. The company was listed as one of the top-producing mortgage lenders in the country by Scotsman Guide. Angi Stevenson (Senior Vice President/COO) and Cornerstone were featured in Forbes Magazine in 2013. Revenues at Cornerstone have grown to exceed $26 million dollars annually, with closed loan production surpassing $900 million annually. Cornerstone is a ProLoan approved lender. Cornerstone has been featured as one of the fastest growing mortgage companies in America by INC. 500/5000 for four (4) years in a row. Regionally, the company has been the #1 fastest growing mortgage banker in Missouri for the last five (5) years and is currently the 17th fastest growing privately-held company in the St. Louis region. The company is currently the 2nd largest privately-held mortgage banker in Missouri. Cornerstone is also a Top 2 USDA lender in Missouri. Processing, underwriting, and closing are completed locally by Cornerstone.

For More Information, Contact:
Jim Dean, President
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
17280 N Outer 40 Rd., Suite 100
Chesterfield, MO 63005
(314) 995-9919

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