As executive vice president for direct lending production, Chad Smith leads a sales team of more than 600 licensed loan officers serving clients nationwide under the loanDepot.com brand from web business centers in Arizona, California, Texas, and Tennessee.
He brings more than 15 years of experience in mortgage-industry sales and processing leadership to the company. Throughout his career, Smith has been instrumental in building sales production teams and driving revenue growth for national, publically traded consumer-direct lending companies.
He most recently served as senior vice president of production at Discover Home Loans, where he oversaw all mortgage production and helped grow the company’s mortgage business through three different merger-and-acquisition transactions with minimal attrition.
Prior to Discover, Smith was senior vice president of production at LendingTree Loans, where he led sales and processing teams across six states, generating more than $4 billion in annual funding.
He is an accredited mortgage professional registered with the Mortgage Bankers Association and is SAFE licensed through the National Mortgage Registry.