The events of the last two weeks have reminded us how powerful, and at times, devastating, Mother Nature can be. But more than that, it has also reminded us of the inherent resiliency and spirit of the American people.
During a recent CEO Connect at our Tech campus, I talked about our upcoming multi-million dollar national ad campaign that will launch this spring. I was asked if we planned to make our commitment to ethics part of our brand messaging.
If you had told me back in 2010 when we launched loanDepot that in seven years we'd hit the $100-billion funding milestone and that we'd have a nationwide talent base of 6,000, I'd probably have taken a moment for pause.
Recent market conditions for IPOs and the companies vying for their unicorn status have generated a lot of interest, to say the least. In fact, they're dominating conversations among investors, business leaders and in the media. loanDepot, a unicorn startup that has surpassed the $1 billion valuation, is one of the very few success stories not from Silicon Valley.