MATTHEW MALTESE-Producing Branch Manager NMLS# 369921
Matt grew up in Long Island, New York and received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Santa Clara University in 1998. He launched his career in the mortgage industry just two months after receiving his degree and since then has helped thousands of families in Southern Nevada and California with their home financing needs. Matt’s reputation is built on his strong belief in accessibility, integrity, transparent communication, and a “can-do” attitude. Matt has consistently been recognized as one of the top loan officers in the country by Scotsman Guide and Mortgage Originators Magazine over the past 5 years. When not working he enjoys spending time with his wife, two boys, and two step kids, surfing, skiing, mountain biking and rooting for the Las Vegas Golden Knights!
JESSE STOCKWELL-Loan Concierge I MLO NMLS# 1430978
Jesse has been working in real estate and finance since 2003. He is a professional mortgage loan originator and an active investor whose interests include hiking, technology, and economics. He graduated with two Bachelor of Arts degrees (real estate & finance) in 2008 from CSUSB. After completing his undergraduate studies he went to work in mortgage loss mitigation, where he was able to help many people through the housing crisis and retain their homes. This is what eventually motivated him to originate mortgages himself. “I feel very fortunate to be in a position where I can apply what I’ve learned over the years in order to help others achieve the goal of financial security through home ownership.”
LINNEA HIMMELRICK-Lead Loan Officer Assistant NMLS# 1109531
Linnea is the point of contact once the client has an accepted offer or has committed to locking in the interest rate. Her primary responsibility is to get the loan file prepped for processing and underwriting. She also orders the appraisal. Linnea has worked with Matt since 2013. She has a critical role in the process because it is imperative to provide the underwriter with a complete package to ensure a smooth process. Linnea is from Ventura County, CA, and loves spending time with husband, daughter and step son and shopping.
JOEY MELINCHOK-Loan Officer Assistant
Joey is born and raised in Las Vegas, where he has lived for 21 years. He recently began his venture into the mortgage industry, joining the Maltese Group in October of 2020. Joey prides himself on his communication skills with clients, and being readily accessible to help whenever he is needed. When not working he is either watching sports or studying, as he is on track to receive his bachelor’s degree in Finance from UNLV in May. Once he graduates, he plans to start originating loans of his own.
We started Cardinal Financial with the intention of energizing an industry and reimagining what mortgage lending could be. We created a revolutionary, proprietary software to drive our business but soon found out that innovative tech is nothing without innovators behind it. We realized there’s an entrepreneurial spirit within all of us here at CF. Like a red thread that connects us, it’s a passion in our hearts that drives us to embrace new challenges and engineer innovative solutions.
We believe it’s our responsibility to foster that passion in ourselves and in others through our brand, our culture, and our product. We strive to provide more than mortgage lending, and in that same vein we realize that our biggest asset is our people. So while the rest of the mortgage industry is interested in short-term gains, we’re investing in technology and training our team—always having one hand in the future.
Take advantage of our expertise in the residential lending industry by applying online today. You will find that the skill, professionalism, and consideration we give to each of our clients makes getting your loan a worthwhile endeavor.
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