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David Lykken, is a 44-year industry veteran and has been an owner-operator of three mortgage banking companies, a software company and several leading consulting firms.
As a leading industry consultant, David he works with many of the leading mortgage banking companies in the nation.
As a consultant, David advises business owners and their executives on innovative business strategy, sales and marketing strategies and business process improvement strategies so they can create a superior customer experience which will boast customer referrals and increase net earnings all the while creating healthy work environment and greater employee satisfaction.
David is also a regular guest on FOX Business News has appeared on CNBC and CBS Evening News. He currently hosts three weekly podcasts: Lykken on Lending, Lykken On Leadership and TechStackRadio.com
Mark A. Jones co-founded Kalamazoo-based AmeriFirst Home Mortgage in 1986.
As CEO of the community mortgage banker, Mark and the leadership team at AmeriFirst have seen the company grow to serve over a dozen states in nearly 70 branches and 600 employees.
Named one of the “Fastest Growing Private Companies in America” by Inc. Magazine for the past 5 years in a row, AmeriFirst is the #1 USDA rural housing lender in the state of Michigan, the #3 FHA lender in Michigan, and one of the 50 largest FHA lenders in America. In recent years, AmeriFirst has begun to service the loans it originates in house, and currently manages a servicing portfolio of over $3 Billion.
Mark is an active member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, Community Home Lenders Association, and Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association, and is frequently lobbying in Washington, D.C. on a number of issues facing mortgage lenders today. In 2016 Mark was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Michigan and Northwest Ohio.