Approved Mortgage Ranked on Inaugural Top Company Cultures List Presented by Entrepreneur and CultureIQ

One of Indiana’s largest privately owned mortgage banking firm Approved Mortgage Corporation ranks 22nd in the U.S. for The 25 Best Small-Company Cultures in 2015 according to and CultureIQ®.

Approved Mortgage Ranked on Inaugural Top Company Cultures List Presented by Entrepreneur and CultureIQ
Indianapolis, IN, November 05, 2015 --( Approved Mortgage Corporation was recently ranked on Entrepreneur's Top Company Cultures list, a comprehensive ranking of U.S.-based businesses exhibiting high-performance cultures created in partnership with culture management software and service provider CultureIQ®. The Top Company Cultures list has placed Approved Mortgage as the 22nd in The 25 Best Small-Company Cultures in 2015 category. Approved Mortgage is recognized for creating an exceptional culture that drives employee engagement, exceeds employee expectations and directly impacts company success.

“Our philosophy is that a positive workplace environment will impact the way we treat and service both our clients and each other,” said Derrick Christy, President of Approved Mortgage. “We believe that this creates a more rewarding experience for everyone.”

Approved Mortgage places its workplace focus on providing an entrepreneurial spirited office with a fun atmosphere that promotes a positive and enjoyable environment for its team members. The company believes it has adopted a philosophy that is unique to the residential mortgage and commercial real estate loan industry.

"Creating an entrepreneurial culture is a key priority for business leaders, yet no one until now has really assessed the role culture plays in success," says Ray Hennessey, editorial director of "This ranking celebrates the dedication that all teams, from entry-level to the C-suite, have in ensuring they are creating vibrant, healthy and sustainable work environments. That's good for employees, investors and customers."

The full list, presenting a total of 75 companies categorized as small, medium-sized or large companies—25-49 employees, 50-99 employees and more than 100 employees— is available on Core insights, behaviors and attributes that have helped to shape the high-performing cultures presented by the top companies are shared alongside practices to help other companies work on their own workplace environments.

"There is always an opportunity to learn from each other when running and growing a business, which is why we are excited to honor these companies and share their success in building an effective culture," says CultureIQ founder and CEO Greg Besner. "I find it particularly inspiring to see a wide variety of companies represented in the list, confirming that you can have a strong culture regardless of industry, size, or business maturity."

The rankings for all companies were determined using CultureIQ's methodology for measuring high-performance cultures. Employees at each company received a survey of 21 short, multiple-choice questions. The answers were used to assess a company's strength across 10 core qualities of culture – performance focus, support and innovation, to name a few. These quality strength scores were combined with the employee Net Promoter Score to create a cumulative CultureIQ Score. The companies with the highest CultureIQ Scores became the Top Company Culture list in ranking order. To be considered for the ranking, a company must have at least 25 employees, have been founded before Jan. 1, 2014 and be headquartered in the U.S.

To view Approved Mortgage in the full ranking, visit

About Approved Mortgage Corporation
Headquartered in Greenwood, Indiana, Approved Mortgage Corporation is one of the state’s largest privately owned mortgage bankers. The company has funded over $5 billion dollars and continues to be recognized as an industry leader for over 20 years. Approved Mortgage Corporation is a direct lender providing a vast array of residential mortgage loans and commercial real estate loans. Approved Mortgage Corporation has served thousands of satisfied clients and is an A+ accredited member of the Better Business Bureau. For more information visit, call toll free at 1-800-411-6650, or email

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About CultureIQ®
CultureIQ is culture management software that helps companies measure, understand, and strengthen their organizational culture. By providing research-driven and customizable surveys, insightful analytics, and reporting and culture resources, CultureIQ empowers companies to make data-driven decisions to better engage and retain their employees. Based in New York City, CultureIQ was founded in 2013 by Greg Besner, a veteran entrepreneur and New York University Stern School of Business adjunct professor, with a notable history of implementing successful culture initiatives. CultureIQ is backed by a group of successful business leaders, including Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s VegasTechFund and other entrepreneurs who have seen the valuable impact of prioritizing culture at their own companies. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter at @CultureIQ and like us on Facebook at
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