Since 1993, Randy Bristol has successfully led, and been the driving force behind
extraordinary national sales growth and profitability, while providing cutting-edge
sales leadership in highly competitive markets, with mortgage cumulative loan production
volume exceeding $3 billion.
Dynamic, dedicated, and driven, Randy Bristol's sales record speaks for itself.
With more than 25 years experience, he has demonstrated
phenomenal success driving multimillion-dollar annual sales growth across multiple mortgage platforms. Randy's work
ethic is highly regarded and he is known for his loyalty, tenacity, and unstoppable
drive to succeed.
Even with all of the responsibility that comes with running a National platform full mortgage lending company, Randy still likes to find time to originate loans for some of the top realtors in Atlanta and the surrounding areas. He feels that it gives him an edge and keeps him in touch with the mortgage industry as well as helping him to understand the issues facing his own company. He still enjoys helping people get into their first home and feeds off the excitement of the transaction.
Kevin Bonds serves as Direct Lenders, LLC’s President and Chief Operating
Officer. He oversees overall company operations, treasury, accounting, secondary
marketing, and fulfillment functions.
Bonds brings more than 20 years of industry experience to Direct Lenders, recently
serving in both senior-executive Sales and Operations positions. In these roles,
he was responsible for building and maintaining a high-volume national retail organization
in excess of 500 loans per month focused on Government-insured mortgages. Blessed
with a calm, caring, yet decisive ballast demur, Kevin provides the organization
and those around him an enterprise perspective that creates performance breakthroughs.
Kevin also believes in giving back. In 2011, he and his wife of 22 years, Lisa, founded Engraved Orphan Ministries,
a non-profit whose mission is to provide comprehensive orphan care to the fatherless across Eastern Europe.
Kevin also serves as the defensive coordinator for the varsity football program at a local Christian academy.
Kevin received his Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the Georgia
Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He and Lisa have four children and reside in Canton, Georgia.
| Engraved Orphan Ministry
Operations & Risk
Angela Mortimore is responsible for overseeing Direct Lender’s operations,
risk, and compliance, departments ensuring that the company maintains operational
performance, and compliance with all applicable agency, investor, federal and state
rules and regulations.
Angela joined the company in 2011 and has worked with Randy Bristol and Kevin Bonds
since 1999. Angela has more than 25 years of mortgage experience starting out as
a Junior processor working her way through the various positions of the operational
departments and builder account management areas. Angela received her Direct Endorsement
underwriting approval directly from the Department of HUD in 1991 making her the
youngest person to receive DE approval from HUD directly at that time.
Prior to joining Direct Lenders, Angela help leadership positions, such as national
operations manager, national underwriting manager and HDMA compliance officer for
several national mortgage banking entities, where she also headed the credit risk
Angela and her husband of 27 years moved their family to the Atlanta area from California
and are happy to consider the south their home.
Operations & Production
When Tony Gallegos joined Direct Lenders July of 2013, he provided rare but powerful
evidence it is possible for an individual to re-emerge from the senior-executive
corporate collective, even after full assimilation has occurred. In his current
role, he is responsible for formulation and implementation of strategy and creating
performance breakthroughs. Best of all, he also provides already successful purchase-money
mortgage originators a place that allow them to focus on what they do best…originate
and close more loans.
Tony has more than 26 years of experience in the mortgage industry with the majority
of his career dedicated to managing large scale national mortgage production and
risk management organizations. Before joining Direct Lenders, Tony served in senior-executive
risk, operations, and government agency relations leadership roles at Wells Fargo
He has a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Business Administration from The University
of Colorado at Boulder, and Master of Arts (MA) degree from the University of California,