Approved Mortgage Strengthens Company’s Core with New Hires

Approved Mortgage Corporation, one of Indiana’s largest privately owned mortgage banking firms, makes key additions to its team of industry leading experts and further strengthens the company’s culture.

Greenwood, IN, September 15, 2016 --( Approved Mortgage Corporation, a trusted lender for over 20 years, announces the hiring of several new team members that will make an immediate impact for the industry leader in residential mortgages.

Leslie Gibson is the first-ever Talent and Culture Manager hired by the company where she is responsible for recruiting and hiring. She is also accountable for planning team member growth and development, as well as maintaining a passionate environment where great work is done every single day. Additionally, Gibson is the heart of communication between all the candidates and hiring managers for the 10 different brands that make up Christy Ventures including Approved Mortgage Corporation. Prior to joining the team, Gibson spent over three years at Simon Property Group where she was most recently a Human Resources Specialist. She is a graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.

“Having Leslie on our team really helps the collection of companies recruit and hire the best people,” said Derrick Christy, President of Approved Mortgage Corporation and Christy Ventures. “We also have a collection of unique and inspiring personalities that make up our entire workforce and having her focused on their growth and development is vital to our culture.”

Tony Russell and Darshan Soni join Approved Mortgage as Senior Mortgage Consultants where they will be responsible for fostering lasting relationships with clients and the real estate community through purchase, refinance, and reverse mortgage transactions. Both Russell and Soni are licensed mortgage bankers with proven success in serving their clients through communication, reliability, and value.

“Both Tony and Darshan are key additions to our team,” said Christy. “Not only because they bring over two decades worth of industry experience that will benefit our clients, but they both possess the entrepreneurial-spirit that directly aligns with our company’s core values and purpose.”

Russel brings nearly 25 years of loan officer experience and has helped thousands of first-time buyers purchase their dream home, many of which had been turned away by other lenders. His proven ability to help clients navigate through the mortgage process to a successful closing has earned the trust of those same clients, their friends, and their relatives. Since joining the Approved Mortgage team, Russell has also demonstrated an ability to optimize the power of his clients’ homes through strategic mortgage planning and refinancing. Prior to joining Approved Mortgage, Russell was a Senior Loan Officer at Mortgage Master where he provided mortgage consultation services.

Soni joins the Approved Mortgage team with a versatile skill set and background in real estate, financing, and supply chain management. A dynamic professional, Soni has built strong relationships with his clients by exceeding their expectations and by ensuring the best loan options for his clients. In addition to being a licensed lender, he has received the Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Black Belt certifications from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He received a Master of Business Administration, Finance from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and a Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. Soni is also an active member of Sewa International, a Hindu faith-based, humanitarian, nonprofit charity that globally undertakes disaster rescue, relief and rehabilitation, and implements development projects worldwide.

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, recognized as an Entrepreneur® Top Company Culture, and reviewed by Great Place to Work®. For more information visit or call toll free at 1-800-411-6650.
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