VanDyk Mortgage Corporation

Inspiring Homeownership for Over 30 Years!


We strive to be the best lender in the business. We aim to provide our clients and partners superior services and quality resources so they can grow along with us. We understand the importance of each individual loan and recognize that an elated customer is the heartbeat of our business.

Tom VanDyk, President & Founder

Tom VanDyk

President & Founder

In 1987 Tom started the company in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan and has led it into a national Mortgage Banking firm licensed in 44 states with over 500 employees. VanDyk Mortgage is a direct lender and services over $2.5 Billion. Tom began his mortgage banking career as a Loan Originator, he’s a graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in Business Finance and Economics. He still says his favorite part of the business is “finding the right mortgage loan to fit the borrower”.

Jeanie Nivison, Chief Operating Officer

Jeanie Nivison

Chief Operating Officer

Jeanie Nivison leads VanDyk’s department heads in the coordination of day to day activities at the company. She has been in the mortgage banking business for over 20 years and started with VanDyk Mortgage in 1997.

Justin McDowell, Chief Financial Officer

Justin McDowell

Chief Financial Officer

Justin McDowell has been with VanDyk Mortgage since 2006 and currently serves as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this role, Justin provides both operational and programmatic support to the organization. In addition, he oversees and directs the accounting, human resources, payroll and vendor relations units of the company.

Jon Barnes, Vice President of Secondary Marketing

Jon Barnes

Vice President of Secondary Marketing

Jon Barnes is responsible for maintaining VanDyk’s hedge position and manages best executions and deliveries to agencies, aggregators or other investors. He oversees VanDyk’s daily pricing, rate locks, extensions and investor relations in addition to the company’s servicing department and staff.

James Beebe, Corporate General Legal Counsel

James Beebe

Corporate General Legal Counsel

James Beebe serves as Corporate General Counsel for VanDyk Mortgage. He is responsible for all legal, licensing and regulatory compliance. James started at VanDyk in 2006, is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School J.D. and received his Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Grand Valley State University.

Patty Lacey, Risk Resolution/Loss Mitigation Manager

Patty Lacey

Risk Resolution/Loss Mitigation Manager

Patty Lacey's responsibilities at VanDyk including loss mitigation and prevention, pre-funding and post close compliance, auditing and loan level review on an internal and external basis. Patty has been in the mortgage industry for over 15 years and is a full DE underwriter.

Justin Meade, Director of Information Technology

Justin Meade

Director of Information Technology

Justin Meade brought over 20 years of IT knowledge and experience to VanDyk when he joined the Senior Management Team as Director of IT in 2015. Currently, he oversees the IT Department and is responsible for the conceptualization, organization and implementation of all technology systems.

Ryan VanDyk, Vice President of Origination Compliance

Ryan VanDyk

Vice President of Origination Compliance

Ryan started in the mortgage industry in 2012 and oversees the Origination Compliance and Closing departments. In his role, Ryan strives to make the disclosure and closing processes as seamless as possible, while adhering to state and federal regulations.

Bryan Lovell, National Director of Business Growth

Bryan Lovell

National Director of Business Growth

Bryan Lovell joined VanDyk Mortgage in 2011 as National Sales Manager, bringing over a decade of experience in Sales Leadership positions. He currently serves as the National Director of Business Growth, where he focuses on growing our branches and sourcing new recruits and opportunities.

Joe Dishinger, Regional Manager

Joe Dishinger

Regional Manager

Joe Dishinger has been with VanDyk Mortgage since 2006. During his time with the company, he has successfully recruited and trained over 150 Branch Partner Offices nationwide. He currently serves as a Regional Manager.

Anthony Mosley, Regional Manager

Anthony Mosley

Regional Manager

With more than 14 years' experience in the field of residential mortgage finance, Anthony Mosley continually evolves with market conditions and industry regulations to stay on top of the market. He currently serves as a Regional Manager.

John Jones, Regional Manager

John Jones

Regional Manager

John Jones brings VanDyk Mortgage more than 15 years of mortgage origination experience. As a Regional Manager, he supports current branch offices throughout and focuses on recruiting new team members.

Chris Lalena, Executive Sales Director

Chris Lalena

Executive Sales Director

Chris started his career in 2003 at the young age of 18. Shortly thereafter he became a top producing Mortgage originator recognized by a variety of national publications. As his career progressed, Chris has served in senior management and executive roles. Chris came to VanDyk in October of 2019 serving as executive sales director. Chris plays a key role in management and expansion of the rapidly growing VanDyk Mortgage Corp. Some of Chris’s hobbies include spending time with family, competitive drag racing and motocross riding.

Steve Richman, National Director of Strategic Growth and Branding

Steve Richman

National Director of Strategic Growth and Branding

Energetic, fun, passionate, informative, realistic and practical are all words used to describe Steve Richman when he presents. Steve is a nationally recognized sales and marketing expert who has presented before over 350,000 mortgage and real estate professionals. Drawing on his experiences as a mortgage professional, litigation attorney, trainer, and consultant for companies of every size, Steve drives passionate realism. He is passionate and energetic throughout his presentation and that energy will be transferred onto the audience. But, it is not just hype. Steve delivers realistic tools and strategies to help you succeed in today’s ever changing marketplace.

Erin Ahern, Regional Manager

Erin Ahern

Regional Manager

Erin is a mortgage industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience driving sales and supporting customers. She has a track record of creating value and opportunities for a wide variety of customers. From mortgage lenders and loan officers to real estate agents, she has provided the coaching, training, and educational tools to help them better serve their clients. Erin brings this commitment to excellence and service to the VanDyk Mortgage Family. Her reputation as a leader combined with her positive attitude and her uncompromising drive to help others has enabled Erin to develop and maintain long standing relationships with customers, colleagues and industry partners across the country.

Dawn Anderson, Interim RM

Dawn Anderson

Interim RM

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