April 19, 2024

Maximum Acceleration Hires Mortgage Exec As Education Director, Adds Banking Manager

Brandon Christensen, a longtime mortgage broker and trainer, has been named Director of Education and National Instructor for Maximum Acceleration LLC, a leading NMLS-approved course provider for mortgage pre-license and continuing education.

"Having Brandon join our amazing team is a red-letter day for us," said LaDonna Lockard, company CEO. "Brandon exemplifies everything right in our industry. He built an origination business from scratch, grew a successful mortgage brokerage, and in short order became one of the most dynamic education professionals. We're honored to be working with him at Maximum Acceleration."

Christensen has been in financial services for more than 15 years. As a Mortgage Executive Magazine Top 1% Mortgage Originator, he built his mortgage business by providing an advisory and educational experience to his clients and partners. He has led successful sales teams in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, and Utah.

"I love working with LOs, guiding them, teaching them," said Christensen. "We're all better when we reach for the highest standards. And that's what I see at Maximum Acceleration. I know this company has some exciting plans, and I'm looking forward to helping shape and implement those."

Christensen brings his passion for education and training to his students as Director of Education/ National Instructor with Maximum Acceleration. He believes that an MLO properly equipped with knowledge will have the tools necessary to assist clients in accomplishing their homeownership goals.

When Christensen isn’t originating or educating, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 18 years and their 5 children. He is an avid sports fan and food enthusiast.

Meanwhile, Lockard also announced the hiring of Melissa Andrus as Credit Banking Manager for Maximum Acceleration LLC. Andrus has over a half a decade of experience with handling NMLS banking submissions and records, as well as assisting with live class coordination. Missi enjoys assisting students with the assessment of what education is needed to either obtain or renew their mortgage loan originator license

"I can tell you, students are very concerned that their education credits get reported quickly and accurately," said Lockard. "And they should be. This is a critical component of their ability to originate loans. I've worked with Melissa before, and I know she's one of the best at this. We're delighted to have her join us. You can't be the best in the industry without making sure all your i's are dotted and your t's are crossed."

Maximum Acceleration is a cutting-edge NMLS-approved provider of mortgage continuing education. It embraces its mission to provide the highest quality education at the most affordable prices, Maximum Acceleration produces regular symposia to bring new ideas and practices to mortgage industry leaders, as well as providing NMLS-approved education classes to loan originators across the nation.

LaDonna Lockard, CEO