What can Progress in Lending Association do for the mortgage industry? Michael Hammond noted, “There currently is a void in the mortgage industry where technology and business discussions can openly and candidly take place to address industry problems. In the past year alone the mortgage industry has had to adapt to business-changing regulation like MDIA and RESPA, for example. Coming next year we’ll see the broadening of state licensing and TILA reform. All of these challenges call for automated solutions. I joined PROGRESS to be part of the solution.”

Michael is the founder and president of NexLevel Advisors. They provide solutions in business development, strategic selling, marketing, public relations and social media. He has close to two decades of leadership, management, marketing, sales and technical product experience. Michael held prior executive positions such as CEO, CMO, VP of Business Strategy, Director of Sales and Marketing and Director of Marketing for a number of leading companies. He is also only one of about 60 individuals to earn the Certified Mortgage Technologist (CMT) designation.